Methodist Health System Omaha, NE
Purpose of Job
The Respiratory Care Practitioner is responsible for the assessment of respiratory patients with acute and chronic illnesses, to ensure delivery of clinically appropriate respiratory care procedures as prescribed by the medical staff for neonate, pediatric, adolescent and adult patients.
Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
Explosives (pressurized gas)
Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) Blood or Body Fluid (BBF)
Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
Essential Job Functions
Essential Functions I
Performs routine and complex modalities of respiratory care independent of direct supervision.
Documents procedures in patient record according to departmental procedure.
Documents patient assessment, interventions and progress in the medical information system.
Updates the patient care plans and goals to reflect appropriate patient care needs.
Develops/reviews/revises plan of care as needed to provide optimum patient care outcome.
Receives and interprets physician orders according to professional field of knowledge.
Evaluates patients in cooperation with attending physician.
Recommends appropriate care based on AARC clinical practice guidelines.
Regularly communicates with other patient care team members to exchange information regarding condition and progress of assigned patients.
Gives a complete verbal or written report to oncoming care provider.
Uses communication board and patient care plan to keep nurse and other caregivers updated on patient's progress.
Communicates to appropriate personnel regarding unresolved issues.
Maintains continuity of hospital services to ensure optimum and timely patient care interventions.
Assumes charge responsibilities in the absence of a Lead therapist.
Provides diagnostic procedures, within the RCP's scope of practice, for departments such as Heart Station and Pulmonology. Also ABG's for lab.
Works within Protocol Guidelines and ensures all patients are receiving appropriate therapy.
Assists the Respiratory Care Department achieve a Patient Satisfaction rate >95%.
Works toward improving interdepartmental relations.
Essential Functions II
Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.
Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Behavior and company policies/procedures.
Other duties as assigned.
| Date Posted
October 15, 2018
| Date Closes
December 14, 2018
| Located In
| Work At
NE Methodist Hospital
6:30a-7:00p hours per week
| SOC Category