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Advanced Respiratory Care Prac West Dodge Medical Plaza

Methodist Health System locationOmaha, NE
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Omaha, NE, United States

Description

  • 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 diagnostic procedures as prescribed by the medical staff for pediatric, adolescent and adult patients.
  • Job Requirements
    • Education
      • Graduate of an Associate of Science Degree in Respiratory Care Program.
      • Bachelor's degree preferred.
      • Satisfactory completion of annual mandatory education requirements.

    • Experience
      • 3 to 6 months of on-the-job experience to gain knowledge of hospital policies, procedures and routines required.

    • License/Certifications
      • Registered respiratory therapist (RRT) with the National Board of Respiratory Care within 12 months of accepting the Advanced Practitioner position required.
      • Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner within the state of assignment required.
      • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification required.
      • Current American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification required.
      • Current American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support (PALS) certification required.

    • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
      • Requires a high degree of ability and skill in written and verbal communication to accurately relay appropriate and high quality recommendations to other members of the patient care team.
      • Requires advanced knowledge of respiratory care principles, practices and procedures, and diagnostic methodologies.
      • Requires excellent time management skills and interpretation of research results.
  • Physical Requirements
    • Weight Demands
      • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.

    • Physical Activity
      • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
        • Climbing
        • Crawling
        • Kneeling
        • Sitting
      • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
        • Balancing
        • Carrying
        • Crouching
        • Distinguish colors
        • Keyboarding/typing
        • Lifting
        • Pulling/Pushing
        • Repetitive Motions
        • Standing
        • Stooping/bending
        • Twisting
        • Walking
      • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
        • Fingering/Touching
        • Grasping
        • Hearing
        • Reaching
        • Seeing/Visual
        • Speaking/talking

    • Job Hazards
      • Not Related:
        • Explosives (pressurized gas)
        • Electrical Shock/Static
        • 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)
      • Rare (1-33%):
        • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
        • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
      • Occasionally (34%-66%):
        • 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)
        • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
  • Essential Job Functions
    • Essential Functions I

      • Performs routine and complex modalities of respiratory care independent of direct supervision.
        • Demonstrates competency on all therapeutic modalities performed at MPC Pulmonary Clinic.
        • Performs pulmonary functioning testing.

      • 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 American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC) clinical practice guidelines.
        • Provide pre-treatment education on lung health, prescribed medications/therapies.

      • Regularly communicates with other patient care team members to exchange information regarding condition and progress of assigned patients.
        • Communicates with provider on patient assessment & diagnostic testing results.
        • Communicates to appropriate personnel regarding unresolved issues.

      • Maintains continuity of clinical services to ensure optimum and timely patient care interventions.
        • Provides diagnostic procedures, within the Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP)'s scope of practice for MPC Pulmonary Clinic.

      • Responsible for training, technical oversight and evaluation of other staff members performing PFT testing.

      • Assists the MPC Pulmonary Clinic achieve a Patient Satisfaction rate >95%.
        • Is viewed as informative and helpful by Patient.
        • Assists with patient needs when asked whenever possible.

      • Works toward improving interdepartmental relations.
        • Helps educate nursing and ancillary staff regarding Respiratory Care procedures.

    • 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.








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