Therapist-Resp RRT - 10,000.00 SIGN ON BONUS
Company: SSM Health
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: May 15, 2022
Sign-on Bonus for Full Time positionsThe respiratory therapist
is a healthcare professional employed to perform all respiratory
care diagnostic and therapeutic procedures provided by the
Department of Respiratory Care. They should be energetic and
motivated to support the success of a growing service. The
respiratory therapist should refer to supervisory personnel in any
doubtful situation.POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES AND PERFORMANCE
CRITERIA (% of time)The following are essential job
accountabilities:1. Demonstrate ability to relate to coworkers in a
professional and respectful manner, in order to assure and promote
a culture of safety.2. Performs all respiratory related therapeutic
and diagnostic maneuvers are carried out in accordance with
established policies and procedures of the department. This
shallinclude: (50%)Criteria:A. Implements and assess the function
of oxygen and therapeutic gas.B. Ensure proper set-up and
implementation of therapeutic and diagnostic procedure.C. Provide
aerosolized medication.D. Provide CPT and IPV.E. Setup and monitor
ventilators in accordance with the department and hospital
policies.F. Communicates with peers and staff to develop and
improve inter- and intradepartmental services. Meet with
appropriate personnel to address and resolve problem issues.G.
Performs CPRH. Perform diagnostic procedures including but not
limited to:1. ABG analysis2. Pulse Oximetry3. Nitric Oxide
pulmonary hypertension studies3. The licensed respiratory therapist
will ensure that each patients status is assessed to determine the
patients care needs and to ensure patients needs are reassessed in
response to treatment and care provided.Criteria:Assess and
reassess patients for therapy which includes but is not limited
to:A. Vital signs before and after therapy.B. Breath sounds before
and after therapy.C. Checking for physician orders for therapy.D.
Pre and post assessment for therapy tolerance and response.E.
Oxygen requirements.F. Sputum color, viscosity and quantity.G.
Other patient specific observations as needed.4. Special duties:
Ability to interact with physicians and nurses. May work in an
intensive care unit area. This may include: (25%)Criteria: A.
Responsible to respond to critical areas (e.g. ER, OR, Code).B.
Perform routine checks on Life Support Unit.C. Assist with
bronchoscopy procedure.D. Assist with minor cardiopulmonary
invasive or surgical procedures.E. Perform tracheotomy care.F.
Perform bedside studies including: f/vt, shunt studies, ventilator
mechanics dead space, compliance, O2 content, and metabolic cart
studies.G. Perform bedside pulmonary function procedures.H.
Interpretation of complex lab data.I. Provide input in decisions
involving patient care on and off life support systems.J. Provide
input on patient care via physician consultations.K. Display
qualities of an independent thinker through the performance of
everyday jobduties.L. Assist with the prevention of ventilator
associated pneumonia as indicated by the latest evidence based
literature.5. Perform all other aspects of Respiratory Care in
accordance with hospital policies and procedures. (5%)Criteria:A.
Attends monthly department meetings, specialty meetings,
in-services, and any other meetings as required.B. Assure all time
and attendance exceptions are properly recorded in the exceptions
book.C. Communicates with physicians in regard to therapies ordered
and therapeutic goals.The following job accountabilities may be
reassigned:6. Performs other duties as required. (5%)Criteria:A.
Cleaning, disinfecting and/or sterilization of all reusable of
respiratory and bronchoscopy equipment.B. Routine mechanical
maintenance of respiratory equipment.C. Maintain neat and clean
work and storage areas.D. Maintain neat and accurate records.E.
Answer phone in a professional and timely manner.7.
Safety/Infection Control: Practices according to safety and
infection control policies. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)5%CriteriaA. Practices
universal precautions and disposes of hazardous wastes per
established guidelines.B. Maintains a safe, clean, comfortable and
therapeutic environment for patients/families/employees in
accordance with hospital standards.1. Maintains clutter free
environment.2. Keeps conversations and background noise to a
minimum.3. Adheres to dress code.C. Reports risk management
concerns.D. Assumes responsibility for completing all annual
mandatory requirements:1. Safety/Fire2. Blood Borne Pathogen3.
Hazardous Communication4. TB5. Department Specific6. Age
Appropriate Care (for clinical staff only)7. BLS/ACLS per
recertification guidelines of AHA8. Service: Provides service
excellence to the customers of Saint Louis University Hospital by
delivering timely, high quality care in a courteous, and respectful
manner.(1, 2, 3, 4, 5) 10%Criteria:A. Explain therapy to the
patient prior to initiation.B. Being courteous to the patient,
their family, visitors and co-workers.C. Respects patients
rights.D. Practice commitment of patient confidentiality.8. Quality
Improvement (QI): Incorporates Quality Assessment into ones daily
work. 5%Criteria:A. Assisting with collection of data for
reporting.B. Completes paperwork in a timely fashion.1. Complete
charting/charging by the end of the assigned shift.2. Review
charting for errors before electronically signing.3. Report any
unresolved charting/charging discrepancies to the immediate
supervisor for resolution.C. Follow policies and procedures when
administering care.D. Report quality issues to management for
review.9. Age Appropriate Care: Provides age-appropriate care
to:____Infant ___ Child __X__ Adolescent ___X__ Adult ___X__
GeriatricCriteria:A. Demonstrates knowledge and skills of normal
growth & development necessary to provide services to the age of
the patient served by the department.B. Demonstrates ability to
assess and interpret age specific data to identify patient needs.C.
Utilizes communication skills necessary to interpret age specific
responses to service and interaction.D. Involves family or
significant other in decision making related to services
provided.E. Demonstrates ability to provide service needed for the
age groups routinely served by the department assigned.F. Position
specific: Able to titrate dosages and applications to fit the needs
of the various growth and development stages. Recognizing that each
stage requires different considerations and methods.10. Specialized
Care: Provides specialized care to patients at high risk for
injury. (1, 2, 4, 5, 8) (include if appropriate) CriteriaA.
Restraint Care1. Initiates/evaluates alternatives to restraint
prior to application.2. Applies restraints consistent with the
approved procedure.3. Monitors and assesses patients response
throughout the restraint period at the appropriate intervals.B.
Pain Management (licensed personnel)1. Assess patient for presence
of pain on admission and during assessments/reassessments.2.
Incorporates patients cultural/spiritual beliefs regarding pain
into pain management plan.3.Implement pain management techniques.
Focus on prevention rather than treatment.4. Include patient and/or
family members in developing a pain management plans.5. Consider
other methods of pain control when developing plan of care:
massage, repositioning, immobilization, and music therapy.C. Abuse
Assessment1. Is aware of abuse recognition criteria and
incorporates it into assessments.2. Reports signs of possible
abuse/neglect to the physician & Risk Management, and recommends
appropriate consultations (psychiatric, Social Work) for
evaluation.DISCLAIMER: Performs other related duties as assigned or
requested.Rationale for Essential Functions1. The performance of
this function is the reason the job exists.2. There are limited
employees among whom the performance of this function can be
distributed.3. This function occupies a great deal of the employees
time.4. This function is highly specialized. Employees are hired
for the skill/ability to perform this function.5. Failure to
perform this function may have serious consequences.6. The function
was performed by past employees, and is performed by current
employees.7. Exposure to blood borne pathogens that require the use
of protective equipment.8. Exposure to tuberculosis that requires
the use of protective equipment.Work requires the knowledge and
skills necessary to provide direct patient care appropriate to
patient population of specialty:Job SpecificationsMINIMUM
EDUCATION: Graduate of an AMA approved school Respiratory Therapy
preferred.MINIMUM EXPERIENCE: Leadership skills are desirable and
should be demonstrated.REQUIRED REGISTRY OR LICENSE: Registered
with the N.B.R.C Licensed in the state of Missouri within 6 months
of hirerequired.INDEPENDENT ACTION: Must demonstrate the ability to
provide high quality therapy skills with moderate supervision and
to make independent decisions in critical and non-critical care
areas. Individuals must be energetic and motivated to support the
success of a growing service.PRESSURE OF WORK: Capable of
withstanding long hours of walking and standing. Capable of
tolerating the sights and sounds and odors associated with the care
of the sick and dying patients. Capable of responding quickly in
emergencies. Capable of lifting moderate weights. Capable of
handling hazards due to exposure to inflammable and explosive
gases.WORKING CONDITIONS: May be exposed to infectious and
contagious diseases. Regularly exposed to the risk of blood borne
diseases. Exposed to hazardous anesthetic agents, body fluids, and
wastes. Subjected to electrical and radiant energy hazards.
Exposure to unpleasant patient or unit elements. Contact with
patients under a wide variety of circumstances. May be exposed to
unpleasant elements (accidents, injuries and illness). Subject to
varying and unpredictable situations. May be required to handle
emergency or crisis situations. Subjected to irregular
hours.Exposed to chemicals such as isopropyl alcohol, Aerosol and
cleaning solutions which are used in decontaminating
- Eye protection
- Lab coat
- Sterile and non-sterile gloves
- Lead apronsCONTACT WITH OTHERS:
- Demonstrate a desire and willingness to provide comfort and aid
- Cooperative and friendly to all personnel.
- Present a professional demeanor at all times.
- Always consult supervisor/senior tech when confronted with
- Period of Adjustment
- As per hospital probationary period.EQUIPMENT KNOWLEDGE: Must
be familiar with equipment used for therapy and diagnostic
- Heavy Physical effort (lift, carry up to 50 lbs.)
- Prolonged, extensive, or considerable standing/walking.
- Lifts, positions, pushes, and/or transfers patients.
- Pushes/pulls or moves/lifts heavy equipment/supplies.
- Manual dexterity, mobility, and fine motor skills.
- Intermittent exertion when performing therapies.
- Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, and
crouchingVISION REQUIREMENTS: Ability to adjust vision for varying
degrees of room
above statements are intended to describe the general nature and
level of work being performed. They are not to be construed, as an
exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills
required of personnel so classified. An individual working in their
job classification must also perform specific tasks upon request by
supervisor personnel. Furthermore, the duties and responsibilities
for this job classification are subject to change at the discretion
of the medical center.
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