Respiratory Technician

Crittenden Community Hospital - MARION, KY, 42064
January 19, 2021
Crittenden Community Hospital
Job type: Part Time, Employee
Posted: 2 Days ago
Estimated Salary $31.90 - 39.45 /hour
Respiratory Therapist
MARION, KY 42064
MARION, Kentucky, US
Date Posted: 1/19/2021 2:00:15 PM
JOB SUMMARY:
Under general supervision, administers respiratory care and life support to in patient pediatrics, adolescents, adult, & geriatrics with cardiopulmonary system deficiencies and abnormalities. Aides in diagnostic testing for Pulmonary Function, Holter Monitoring, EKG’S, Cardiac Stress Testing, B/P Monitoring, EEG’S, Pre-Op Education for Incentive Spirometry, O2 Evaluation by 6 minute walks and Home Sleep Testing to outpatient, pediatric, adolescents, adult & geriatric patients the Cardiopulmonary Department.
GOAL:
Responsible for ensuring that the Inpatient tests performed in Cardiopulmonary are technically accurate, precise and valid and that all regulatory needs are met regarding technical performance of CP testing and treatment and for the appropriate handling of all IP/OP results and customers in a professional manner consistent with corporate values.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Assesses and recommends respiratory therapy and cardiopulmonary treatments.
• Plans, prepares, and administers respiratory therapy treatments including IPPB, aerosol, chest physical therapy, incentive spirometry, flutter therapy and sputum inductions, in accordance with established policies and procedures.
• Performs diagnostic pulmonary and cardiac tests.
• POC documentation for IP and OP treatment, response, and progress.
• Inspects, tests, maintains, and operates respiratory therapy equipment.
• Responds to “code blue” calls and assists by maintaining the patient’s airway and performing CPR.
• Arterial Blood Gases
• Ventilators & BIPAP
• EKG’s, Cardiac Stress test, & Holter and BP monitors.
• EEG’s
• Responsible for checking completed charges and correcting billing errors.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.
• Promotes and participates in performance improvement activities.
• Supports the corporate mission: “To provide quality, cost-effective healthcare in a positive and productive work environment.”
• Adheres to the corporate values: Respect, quality service, teamwork, simplicity, creativity
• Complies with all applicable state and federal laws and conducts job activities in an ethical manner as outlined in Crittenden Community Hospital’s policies and procedures and in accordance with the standards and practices stipulated in the Corporate Compliance Plan.
• Takes backup call or 1 st call after the department is closed.
Expectations:
• The monitoring of all IP and OP cardiopulmonary procedures in their specific section on all shifts assigned, while maintaining an environment of teamwork with all other departments.
• Verifying the IP test procedures performed, and establishing the IP test performance characteristics, including the precision and accuracy of each test and test system.
• Performing, coordinating, monitoring and troubleshooting IP Quality Control Procedures.
• Ensuring availability of IP/OP supplies.
• Resolving IP/OP technical problems, and ensuring that remedial actions and corrective actions are taken whenever test systems deviate from the department's established performance specifications.
• Practice respiratory science in all areas, specializing in respiratory and cardiac care, which means is responsible for the information or materials for use in the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of a disease or the assessment of a medical condition. This includes the pre analytic, analytic, and post analytic phases of such examinations.
• Performs CP procedures as well as IP clerical duties as needed. May be required to perform duties in any one or a combination of specialty areas of the CP depending on the scope of the department's activity and availability of personnel. Performs IP CP/RT treatment and diagnostic procedures utilizing quantitative, qualitative, or automated methods. Performs all IP testing as ordered to ensure recognition of disease including proficiency testing, quality control, and validation studies.
• Receives written, electronic or telephone requests from physicians for routine or special CP tests.
• Interacts with and/or performs IP/op examinations on patients of all ages. Obtains specimens for clinical laboratory examination directly from any patient of any age, including infants.
• After proper instruction, must be able to independently operate all IP scientific instruments and perform any required IP procedures within the IP cardiopulmonary department. Must be able to use independent judgment and knowledge to perform related tasks.
• Must possess sufficient academic, technical, and clinical skills and knowledge to evaluate, troubleshoot, research, and resolve day-to-day problems that arise or special projects as assigned by supervisor.
• Be familiar with and comply with all Regulatory Compliance regulations regarding any procedures ordered, performed or billed in the department.
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Promotes and participates in performance improvement activities, including presentation of inservice, departmental reports, hospital wide committees, and corrective action processes.
• Supports the corporate mission: "To provide quality, cost-effective healthcare in a positive and productive work environment.”
• Supports and maintains the corporate values in all professional situations: Respect, quality service, teamwork, simplicity, and creativity while recognizing all customers.
• Must attend all mandatory in services.
• Daily Review: • Notify Cardio Director of recurring problems.
• Lend assistance as needed.
• Read and Document Oxygen readings on Daily Log Sheet.
• Weekly Review: • Review, initial QC and Maintenance Logs in your department.
• Bring recurring problems to Cardio Director.
• Work to update procedure manuals.
• Order Weekly supplies .
• Do all items on the Task Schedule
• Continuous Goals:
• Review Proficiency testing results with all Cardio and Lab Director.
• Work to bring new tests on line and improve TAT and efficiency.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Work is typically performed in patient care rooms, surgery, emergency room, long term care patient rooms, Sleep Lab rooms and CP treatment room which are adequately lighted and in a climate controlled environment.
Physical Demands:
• Standing / walking for long periods at a time. Light lifting / bending / reaching
• Working at computer for long periods at a time
Work Environment:
• Frequent contact with water hand washing and cleaning
• Hazardous working conditions in which individual is exposed to definite risk of bodily injury through contact with moving instrumentation, chemicals, and/or body fluids
EXPOSURE CATEGORY: Category 1
QUALIFICATIONS :
• Current Kentucky license
• Follows Kentucky Respiratory Care Act for licensure
• CPR certified
EDUCATION, TRAINING OR EXPERIENCE:
• Registered or Certified Respiratory Therapy Technician by the National Board of Respiratory Care
• Professional development will be maintained that includes the twenty-four hours in a two year period.