Mercy Health (Multiple Locations) Reg Respiratory Therapist in Carthage, Missouri

We're a Little Different Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service. We don't believe in jobs at Company , we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart. At Company , you'll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We're a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow. Under the supervision of the Cardiopulmonary Services Medical Director and Department Director, the Respiratory Care Practitioner is responsible for providing cardiopulmonary care services in accordance with specific physician's orders, department policies and procedures. ASSESSMENT: Performs patient assessment and proper documentation. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the differences in techniques and treatment modalities as performed on patients of varying ages and ability to administer. Provides thorough knowledge of respiratory medications as they relate to various patients. Provides education to patient and family when appropriate. Communicates clearly with patient, family, physician, and staff. Provides proper documentation and assuring its accuracy.TIME ORGANIZATION: Appropriately organizes work by following established treatment times to organize work and deliver therapy within appropriate time frame. Organizes work by prioritizing care and management of workload to efficiently deliver assigned patient care during the work shift.KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS: Maintains knowledge and skills of the various methods of oxygen delivery, oxygen concentrations as they relate to various patients ,including necessary equipment. Remains alert, assesses possible side effects to oxygen delivery. Performs O2 rounds and proper documentation. Performs O2 saturation studies, ETCO2, arterial blood draw minimum of 3 per year for blood gas analysis and understands the possible complications and contraindications associated with the procedure. Follows proper documentation.CRITICAL CARE/VENTS: Sets up and monitors invasive and non-invasive ventilators and the associated critical care duties required for such treatment, such as airway management and tracheal suctioning. Provides optimal care by the continuum of patient assessment, physician interaction and by recommending and adjusting therapy as needed. Completes proper documentation.TESTING: Performs EKG, stress testing and Holter monitors and has a knowledge of basic arrhythmias, follows proper documentation. Performs basic Pulmonary Function screen and identifies whether patient are below their norm and performs proper documentation.EMERGENCY: Must successfully perform Code Blue skills including intubations during emergent and stressful situations.Performs order entry functions, orders verification, therapy and assessment documentation and follows respiratory therapist driven protocols. Maintains a thorough knowledge of all departmental forms, flow charts, logbooks and their proper usage.SAFETY: Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly. Inspects and tests respiratory therapy equipment to ensure equipment is functioning safely and efficiently, notifies appropriate personnel of any and all malfunctions Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We're also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care - that's just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply..EEO/AA/Minorities/Females/Disabled/VeteransEmployer's Job# 781124Please visit job URL for more information about this opening and to view EOE statement..