at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital in Centralia, Illinois, United States
Provides evaluation of and care for respiratory therapy patients. Administers prescribed respiratory therapeutic services.
Assesses patient for appropriate type and frequency of treatment and develops a plan of care based on diagnosis.
Responsible for providing respiratory care services in accordance with specific physician’s orders, department policies and procedures and guidelines.
Implements and monitors patient care plan and equipment. Monitors, records and communicates patient condition. Performs advanced respiratory care modalities.
Evaluates respiratory practice, administration of medications, and treatment based on patient outcome.
Educates the patient and family about the health condition and provides information about community support groups and other available programs.
Assists with care, calibration and maintenance of all equipment. Participates in maintaining departmental inventory levels for supplies and equipment. Processes equipment per established cleaning/sterilization procedures.
Responds to Medical Emergencies and Rapid Responses.
Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
Performs other duties as assigned.