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Reg Respiratory Therapist - Mercy Logan County

Overview:

We re a Little Different

Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.

We don t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.

At Mercy, you ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Under the direct supervision of the department supervisor and Chief Nursing officer and upon request of the physician, sets up and operates various types of respiratory care equipment and therapies to be utilized in the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary disease and/or illness. Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission, values, and Mercy Service Standards.

Assesses the neonatal, pediatric, and adult patient and systematically utilizes technicalskills to establish the appropriate level of respiratory care to be administered. Demonstrates knowledge of special needs and behaviors of specific age groups toinclude neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric. 1. 1 Performs various therapy procedures (IPPB, hand held nebulizers, ventilators, incentive spirometry, CPT, suctioning, etc.) in conformity with departmental policies and procedures in all areas required (ER, ICU, OR, etc). Includes airway management, such as assistance with intubations, extubations, suctioning. 1. 2 Performs, processes and files EKG's in accordance with departmental policies and procedures. 1. 3 Performs pulmonary function testing in accordance with departmental policies and procedures. 1. 4 Demonstrates knowledge of the changes in therapy and normal values associated with age of patient. 1. 5 Demonstrates ability to provide care based upon physical, psycho/social, culturalsafety and other age related factors. 1. 6 Demonstrates the ability to obtain and interpret information in terms of the patientsneeds. Administration of therapeutic modalities for adult and pediatric areas based on the knowledge of professionalstudies and in accordance with current policies and procedures. 2. 1 Describes treatment to patient and/or family member prior to administration in a professional,therapeutic manner 100% of the time. 2. 2 Consistently performs treatments on time and documents results in the patient chart before the end of the shift. Notifies the supervisor of any problems with completing work assignment 100% of the time. 2. 3 Instills medication according to established Policies and Procedures 100% of thetime. 2. 4 Makes regular rounds, checking patients oxygen equipment, filling continuous aerosols throughout each shift. 2. 5 Sets priorities with assistance from the supervisor in providing patient care when unusual circumstances arise. Utilizes technical skills while providing adequate maintenance of ventilation during cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and while responding to general hospital emergency situations. Responds to all "code blue" and "stat" calls immediately.

Qualifications:

We re all unique pieces of a puzzle at Mercy, connected together to create a beautiful picture of health. And being the perfect fit for your role requires a specific set of qualifications that you ll bring with you:

Education:High School diploma or equivalent. Must be a graduate of an AMA accredited Respiratory Therapy Program, and credentialed by the National Board for Respiratory Care as a LRCP. Licensure:Maintain current RCP license in the State of Oklahoma.

Experience:Certifications: AHA Health Care Provider BLS certification.

Other:Must be familiar with procedures and equipment provided by this department. Must also be familiar with indications, contraindications, and hazards of various therapy. Must be able to work under limited supervision and make rational and logical decisions from data obtained by consultation with physicians, lab results and patient assessment. Preferred Experience:1 year Critical Care experience is required

Preferred Certifications:NBRC RRT credential. AHA ACLS Provider certification. AHA PALS Provider certification.

We ll Support You at Work and Home

Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a top 100 places to work. We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We re proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.

What Makes a Good Match for Mercy

Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care that s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.

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