Job Title: Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner
Job Code: 220111
Immediate Supervisor: Director Respiratory Therapy
DEPARTMENT FUNCTION/JOB OVERVIEW
Responsible for assessing, planning, providing and evaluating diagnostic/therapeutic respiratory care procedures and monitoring for patients with pulmonary disorders. Patient caseload may include infants, pediatrics, adolescents and adults. Work will be performed in an ethical and legal manner following organizational policies, processes, protocols and procedures. Responsible for quality service delivery and internal/external customer relations for Madonna as a whole, including upholding the mission and values for the department and facility.
Nebulizer and Medication delivery
Adult and Infant Apnea Monitor
Automated External Defibrillator
Beds, wheelchairs, stretchers
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
Medium work with frequent lifting. Manual patient transfer or reposition which does not exceed the equivalent of 35 pounds of force to lift, push or pull. Requires sufficient strength to produce 50 pounds of force to push a wheelchair with a 300-pound individual on level surfaces. Constant walking with maximum duration of up 30 minutes sustained walking on tile, carpet and other surfaces. Must tolerate frequent standing with sustained periods of up to 1 hour on tile, carpet, and shower surfaces. Must tolerate frequent sitting with sustained periods of up to 1 hour. Frequent reaching with both arms at low, waist, and high levels. Frequent grasping of both hands for transfers and repositioning requiring normal grip strength based on national averages. Frequent stooping, bending, and twisting are required for patient care. Constant near visual acuity to evaluate and monitor patients. Ordinary hearing and speaking skills. May be exposed to biohazardous materials.
QUALIFICATIONS (Education/training and/or Experience)
Graduate of an AMA-approved program of Respiratory Care required. Must possess valid Nebraska Respiratory Therapy license and CPR for Health Care Provider/CPR for Professional Rescuer. Registration by the National Board for Respiratory Care, ACLS certification and applicable work experience preferred.
Background checking is conducted on applicants for this position with the agencies as required by Nebraska State regulations, in addition to any other agencies as determined by Madonna. Applicants must sign authorization forms (when required by the agency) to release information to Madonna.
Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital