Respiratory Therapist - NIGHTS
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: June 24, 2022
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Overview: Performs direct patient care in all aspects of
respiratory therapy according to physicians' orders. Consults
physicians on effectiveness of therapy. Provides ventilator support
during cardiopulmonary resuscitation and maintains life support
equipment. Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner
consistent with our mission, values, and Mercy Service Standards.
Safety/Risk Management a. Adheres to critical aspects of the
counting policy, including, but not limited to: - Inventory -
Narcotics b. Follows all policies/procedures for Incident
Report/Sentinel Events. c. Follows all confidentiality
policies/procedures. d. Complies with infection control guidelines.
e. Creates a safe environment through various safety practices,
including, but not limited to: - Fall precaution - Restraint
management - Patient I.D. - Unit/Department specific policies f.
Respects patient/guests personal property. g. Adheres to hospital
wide and department-specific safety regulations, including, but not
limited to: - Fire and tornado - Environmental safety h. Performs
equipment safety checks. i. Complies with patients'
rights/regulations. Coordination of Services a. Functions as a
Preceptor. b. Coordinates workflow by communicating to appropriate
personnel in a timely manner. c. Demonstrates ability to direct
and/or assist with the work activities of department consistent
with patient needs and staff capabilities. d. Identifies and
resolves problems related to patient, families, physicians, staff,
and equipment. e. Participates in quality improvement activities
that ensure and enhance quality of patient care and/or reporting
mechanisms. f. Transcribes physicians orders accurately, seeking
clarification as necessary. Primary Aspects a. Demonstrates proper
time management skills and priority setting. b. Demonstrates
ability to assess and identify actual physical, psychosocial and
spiritual needs of patient and families, documenting such in the
medical record. c. Initiates, updates and maintains care
path/protocols in timely manner to reflect changing needs of
patients and families. d. Implements appropriate respiratory care
interventions in routine situations. e. Documents the evaluation of
the effectiveness of therapy in relation to patient goals. f.
Demonstrates appropriate knowledge base related to medications and
adheres to hospital policies regarding their administration. g.
Assures all patient charges/credits are entered appropriately. h.
Documentation is factual, accurate, organized, complete, current,
and confidential. i. Identifies patient education needs and
utilizes appropriate resources to meet those needs, documenting
patient/S.O. response to teaching. j. Demonstrates flexibility
regarding workload, assignments and change. k. Demonstrates
competence in assisting physician with diagnostic and therapuetic
interventions. l. Observes Medical Center/departmental policies and
operational guidelines, including, but not limited to: - Attendance
- Tardiness Communication Management a. Communicates patient goals,
objectives and changes in status to other health care team members
and utilizes input to revise care plan for optimum patient benefit.
b. Shift report is factual, accurate, organized, complete, current,
and confidential. c. Makes independent decisions in routine and
complex situations and informs appropriate persons of actions and
results. Technology a. Demonstrates competence in initiating and
maintaining use of routine equipment and procedures. b. Carries out
other respiratory responsibilities, including, but not limited to:
- Changing equipment - Processing equipment - Stocking supplies -
O2 Tank replacement c. Performs technical skills relative to area
of respiratory practice. d. Assists in evaluation of new products,
equipment, policies, procedures and standards.
- Education : High school diploma or equivalent required.
Succesful completion of program approved by National Board for
- Licensure : Licensed with Missouri Board for Respiratory
- Experience : Minimum 1 year experience required.
- Certification/Registration: Registered as a therapist by the
National Board of Respiratory Care.
- Other skills & knowledge: BLS/CPR through an American Heart
Association approved course We Offer Great Benefits:
Day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO,
tuition reimbursement and employer-matched retirement funds are
just a few of the great benefits offered to eligible co-workers,
including those working 48 hours or more per pay period! We're
bringing to life a healing ministry through compassionate care.
At Mercy, our supportive community will be behind you every step of
your day, especially the tough ones. You will have opportunities to
pioneer new models of care and transform the health care experience
through advanced technology and innovative procedures. We're
expanding to help our communities grow. Join us and be a part of it
What Makes You a Good Match for Mercy?
Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us. Having a
positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step
with our mission and vision. We're also collaborative and unafraid
to do a little extra to deliver excellent care - that's just part
of our commitment. If that sounds like a good fit for you, we
encourage you to apply. Mercy has determined this is a
safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state
of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this
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