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Respiratory Care Practitioner

Company: Northern Arizona Healthcare
Location: Flagstaff
Posted on: July 9, 2019

Job Description:

This position applies fundamental techniques of respiratory therapy to patients in a variety of health care settings. Able to perform basic respiratory care procedures on newborns, pediatrics and adults. Patient Care - Performs ABG punctures according to NAH Policy. - Provides proper concentration of pharmacological solutions and administers appropriately as prescribed by MD or licensed independent practitioner and monitors for effectiveness. - Records patient vital signs including breath sounds, ventilator status, mental status, and response to treatment. - Identifies patient and verifies orders before administration of any treatment or respiratory care to patient. - Sets ventilator parameters according to established patient protocol and doctors' orders. - Performs/assists in the placing of E.T. tube properly, minimizing facial, oral, and tracheal trauma. Equipment Care - Assembles and disassembles, operates and maintains, troubleshoots, cleans, and performs minor repairs on equipment. - Educates patients on therapy's and prescribed medications/therapy given prior to discharge while documenting patient understanding. Administrative - Completes all billing paperwork. - Demonstrates timely and accurate documentation of assessments, interventions, EMR entries, and patient responses. Compliance/Safety - Responsible for reporting any safety related incident in a timely fashion through the Midas/RDE tool; attends all safety related training programs; performs work in a safe manner; monitors work environment for possible safety issues and ensures others are also performing work in a safe manner. - Adheres to regulatory and organizational standards affecting patient care and safety as well as all hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Practices in a safe and cost effective manner. - If required for position, ensures all certifications and/or licenses are up-to-date and valid prior to expiration dates. - Stays current and complies with state and federal regulations/statutes and company policies that impact the employees area of responsibility. - Completes all company mandatory modules and required job specific training in the specified time frame. Education Required for the Practitioner 1 New Graduate of an AMA approved school of Respiratory Therapy. Associates Degree- Preferred. Required for the Practitioner 2 Associates Degree from an AMA Respiratory Therapy Program- Required Bachelor's Degree- Preferred Certified in Asthma or COPD Education- Preferred Required for the Practitioner 3 Associates Degree from an AMA Respiratory Therapy Program- Required Bachelor's Degree- Preferred Certification & Licensures Required for the Practitioner 1 Licensed by the Arizona Board of Respiratory Care Examiners. Proof of having passed the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) as a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT).- Required. Basic Life Support (BLS).- Required. ACLS, PALS, and NRP- Required (within 90 days of hire). Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)- Preferred. Required for the Practitioner 2 Licensed by the Arizona Board of Respiratory Care Examiners. Proof of having passed the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)- Required BLS, ACLS, PALS, and NRP- Required Neonatal Pediatric Specialty(NPS), and Adult Critical Care Specialty (ACCS). Registered Pulmonary Function (RPFT), Asthma or COPD Educator- Preferred Required for the Practitioner 3 Licensed by the Arizona Board of Respiratory Care Examiners. Proof of having passed the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)- Required Certified Asthma or COPD Educator- Required One specialty credential ACCS, RPFT, or NPS- Required BLS, ACLS, PALS and NRP Neonatal Pediatric Specialty(NPS), Adult Critical Care Specialty (ACCS), Registered Pulmonary Function (RPFT), Asthma or COPD Educator- Preferred Experience Required for the Practitioner 1 1 year experience in acute care setting or 2 year acute adult and pediatric/neonatal or 2 years experience in Adult ICU/ED/Trauma or 2 Years experience in Pediatrics ICU/ED/Trauma- Preferred. Required for the Practitioner 2 3 year acute adult and pediatric/neonatal or 3 years experience in Adult ICU/ED or 3 Years experience in Pediatrics ICU/ED- Required 5 years experience in Adult ICU/ED/Trauma or 5 years experience in Pediatrics ICU/ED/Trauma- Preferred Required for the Practitioner 3 3 year acute adult and pediatric/neonatal or 3 years experience in Adult ICU/ED or 3 Years experience in Pediatrics ICU/ED- Required 5 years experience in Adult ICU/ED/Trauma or 5 years experience in Pediatrics ICU/ED/Trauma- Preferred Requisition ID: 2019-4853 Street: 1200 N, Beaver St. Call Required: No Full Name: First Last: NOELLE VAN WAGENEN Email Address: ****************************** Shift: Nights

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