Provides respiratory care services in consultation with the provider and makes recommendations on its usage. Performs all duties in accordance with established protocol, policies, and procedures.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:
Initiates and maintains all forms of oxygen therapy. Utilizes departmental policies for the initiation of all basic and advanced Respiratory Therapy modalities including invasive and noninvasive ventilation.
Maintains artificial airways.
Performs point-of-care lab testing as per established policies and procedures.
Evaluates the patient care plan for therapeutic effectiveness and changes based on patient response.
Participates in respiratory performance improvement measures.
Educates patients/families on respiratory procedures and processes in the hospital setting.
Educates patients/families to meet home respiratory needs (inhalers, nebulizers, etc.) at discharge.
Complies with all applicable state and federal statutes, rules, regulations, and BTNRH policies and procedures.
Performs competency assessments of hospital nursing staff related to respiratory procedures and equipment. Assists with annual Hospital Skills Day.
Works with all members of the healthcare team to assure quality of care and safe practices related to respiratory care.
Other Duties: This job description incorporates the essential functions and duties required for this position. However, other duties may be required and assigned at times and as determined by a supervisor in order to meet the needs of the organization.
Provides patient care and education according to the patient population served.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Ability to communicate concisely with patients, families and staff; collaborate with other members of the health care team to enhance care.
Ability to make assessments and utilize critical thinking skills.
Ability to maintain licensure requirements and professional growth by participation in professional conferences.
Ability to complete patient documentation in a thorough and concise manner, in the patient medical record.
Ability to work in a fast paced environment with frequent interruptions.
Ability to respond quickly and calmly to emergencies and stressful situations.
Ability to independently manage multiple priorities.
A Registered Respiratory Therapist who is a graduate of an accredited school requird.
Current State of Nebraska license as a Respiratory Care Practitioner required.
Minimum of two years of critical care experience within the last five years required.
CPR (BLS), ACLS, and PALS certified within six months of employment required.
Prior working knowledge of using computer programs and electronic medical records required.
Pediatric experience preferred.
About Boys Town:
Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for children and families since 1917. With over a century of service, our employees have helped us grow from a small boardinghouse in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, into one of the largest national child and family care organizations in the country. With the addition of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, our services branched out into the health care and research fields, offering even more career opportunities to those looking to make a real difference.
Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town's mission, which is why we are proud of their commitment to making the world a better place for children, families, patients, and communities. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town physicians and free prescriptions under the Boys Town Medical Plan, tuition assistance, parenting resources from our experts and professional development opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.
This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.