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Inpatient LPN - Respiratory Therapy / FT; 7:00 pm - 7:00 am, rotating holidays

Children's Hospital & Medical Center - Omaha Omaha, NE
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FT; 7:00 pm - 7:00 am, rotating holidays 

Children's is looking to hire a Licensed Practical Nurse - Inpatient to provide appropriate respiratory care specific to the pediatric population in accordance with the hospital policy/procedure.  Assesses, plans and implements appropriate respiratory plan of care based on the cardiopulmonary needs of the patients. Evaluates effectiveness of plan of care and recommends revisions to the multidisciplinary care team

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Set up and operate respiratory devices following specified parameters of treatment.
  • Determine requirements for treatment, such as type, methods and duration of therapy, precautions to be taken, and medication and dosages, compatible with physicians orders.
  • Read physicians orders, measure arterial blood gases, and review patient information to assess patients condition.
  • Explain treatment procedures to patients to gain cooperation and allay fears.
  • Monitor patients physiological responses to therapy such as vital signs, arterial blood gases and blood chemistry changes and consult with physician if adverse reactions occur.
  • Enforce safety rules and ensure careful adherence to physicians orders.
  • Maintain charts that contain patient pertinent identification and therapy information.
  • Inspect, clean, test, and maintain respiratory therapy equipment to ensure equipment is functioning safely and efficiently and notify manager/supervisor when repairs are necessary.
  • Educate patients and/or their families about the patients condition and teach appropriate disease management techniques such as breathing exercises and the use of medications and respiratory equipment.
  • Perform broncho-pulmonary drainage and assist or instruct patients in performance of breathing exercises.
  • Provide emergency care, including artificial respiration, external cardiac massage and assistance with cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Complete all required respiratory therapy competency tests within specified timeline.
  • Demonstrate competency in identified technical skills for the respiratory department at the specific work area.
  KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  • Knowledge and experience in basic computer skills
  • Must be able to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature, without loss of efficiency or composure, and be able to perform under stressful conditions when confronted with multiple requests, demonstrating prioritization skills.
  • Must have effective verbal, written communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Good time management and creative thinking skills to enhance the customer experience.
  • Ability to read, write, and follow oral and written directions

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Graduate from an accredited school or university as a LPN required.
  • Previous pediatric nursing experience preferred

 

CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Current and valid Basic Life Support (BLS) through the American Heart Association is required.
  • Current and valid LPN license for NE/IA depending on state of residency required.
  • Current and valid Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS) required, within 6 months of hire.

 

EOE/Vets/Disabled

Make a meaningful difference improving the lives of children!

At Childrens, the regions only full-service pediatric healthcare center, our people make us the very best for kids. Come cultivate your passion, purpose and professional development in an environment of excellence and inclusion, where team members are supported and deeply valued. Opportunities for career growth abound as we grow our services and spaces, including the cutting-edge Hubbard Center for Children. Join our highly engaged, caring teamand join us in providing brighter, healthier tomorrows for the children we serve.

Date Posted February 5, 2023
Requisition 300000099712490
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00
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