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Respiratory Therapist

Company: St. Luke's Hospital
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: August 18, 2019

Job Description:

Performs the primary functions of a Professional Registered Respiratory Therapist in assessing, planning, implementing, educating, and evaluating a designated group of patients in accordance with established Respiratory Care Standards, Hospital and Departmental Policies. Is responsible for managing all assigned personnel, duties, supplies, and equipment in the hospital or on their assigned unit and for promoting team work with all members of the healthcare team. Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission and values. Principle Accountabilities: 1. Plans, coordinates, and provides professional Respiratory Care to patients in patients in assigned area according to assessment, care plans, protocols, physician's orders, and individual patient needs. Utilizes established respiratory care standards and conforms to the policies and procedures of the department and to the philosophy and objectives of the hospital. 2. Performs therapeutic and life support procedures including the administration of oxygen, aerosolized medication, breathing treatments, chest physiotherapy, arterial blood gas, and mechanical ventilator support. Takes vital signs and listens to breath sounds. Explains procedures and treatments to gain cooperation and lessen apprehension of the patient. Updates assessment as necessary and participates in physician rounds and discharge planning. 3. When administering therapeutic procedures and treatments ongoing assessment of a patient is maintained. Watches for change in condition or reactions. Observes and reports reactions, changes and/or significant incidents to nurse and/or physician, physician assistant, and supervisor when appropriate. Evaluates emotional status of patient and offers counsel and support to patient and their family. Uses equipment properly to give therapeutic treatments. Makes rounds with physicians and assist in examination and treatments. Participates in inter-disciplinary care conferences as appropriate. 4. Cross trains in a variety of settings including Pulmonary Function Lab, Hyperbaric Medicine, In-patient Pulmonary Rehab, and Out patient Pulmonary Rehab. Performs diagnostic tests that assess cardiac and lung function and operates physiologic monitoring equipment and life support systems in critical care settings. 5. Documents tasks, medications given and plan of care in electronic medical record. Checks the paper chart for completeness and accuracy. Signs off all respiratory orders. Receives report from previous shift and gives appropriate information to the next shift as to patients' condition and any pertinent occurrences on the shift. 6. Participates with formal process improvement to ensure and enhance the quality of patient care when instructed. 7. Attends in-service programs, skills labs, workshops, and meetings. Serves on committees as requested. Maintains the latest on new and changing procedures in the respiratory care field. Becomes a resource person for their peers and other members of the healthcare team with questions and procedures when necessary. 8. Responds to emergency situations when necessary. 9. Performs other work duties as assigned.

Keywords: St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis , Respiratory Therapist, Healthcare , Saint Louis, Missouri

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