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Respiratory Care Practitioner in Richland, WA at SkyBridge Resources, LLC

Date Posted: 5/3/2019

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 Respiratory Care Practitioner 

Summary:  

SkyBridge Resources is seeking a Respiratory Care Practitioner in the Richland Area of Washington State!  

Job Description:  

  • $1,471 weekly gross pay  

  • 12-hour Shifts, start and end times vary based on time of need 

  • Embraces Planetree Philosophy to provide a safe, comfortable, therapeutic, patient-centered environment. 

  • Provides respiratory care to patients as ordered by physicians. 

  • Performs routine and non-routine procedures. 

  • Reviews patient chart and physician's orders; sets up equipment, dispenses medications and administers care; e.g., oxygen therapy, humidity therapy, airway management, resuscitation, mechanical ventilation, ECG's, arterial/venous puncture and blood analysis and pneumocardiograms. 

  • Responds to medical emergencies within the Medical Center and the CMOB. Not limited to codes, high risk newborn deliveries, respiratory distress or cardiac arrest. 

  • Documents on the patient's chart all contacts, care given, supplies and equipment used. 

  • Instructs new patients and caregivers in treatment modalities. 

  • Schedules rounds to including but not limited oxygen, saturation monitoring, patient observation, equipment checks; and adjusts as necessary. 

  • Initiates patient billing for services rendered. 

  • Assist with care and maintenance of moderately expensive department equipment; orders and maintains stock levels of supplies and refers defective equipment to appropriate source. 

  • Assures that departments requiring tank oxygen are well stocked. 

  •  Participation in house call or the transport call depending on qualifications. 

  • Performs EKGs and all the paperwork required. 

  • Recognizes and evaluates medical problems and reports them to the appropriate person; i.e. physician or nurse. 

  • Participates in department staff meetings, critical core team meeting rounds, quality review, and the Performance Improvement Program. 

  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of patients served in the department/unit as outlined in established procedures. 

  • Adheres to standard policies as outlined in department related to infection control, fire and safety, hazardous chemicals, personnel policies and departmental procedures. 

  • Actively participates in education when requested and assists with student programs. 

  • Assists in the transport of neonatal cases if assigned to the NICU 

  • Assists with training of health care students. 

  • Participates in Point of Care testing, O.A and billing. 

  • Promotes teamwork, with an emphasis on timely and understandable communication of patient care information to the patient and between care providers across the continuum of care. 

  • Provides and documents direct patient care through assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of interventions as indicated to ensure optimal patient outcomes. Reports changes to appropriate personnel. 

  • Accurate and timely administration and documentation. 

  • Collaborates with health care team and coordinates discharge planning. 

  • Communicates accurately and effectively with patients, families, staff and physicians. 

  • Promotes effective working relationships in a team atmosphere. 

  • Demonstrates skills that are required for specialty clinical practice and regulatory requirements annually. 

  • Provides age appropriate care. 

  • Adheres to policies as outlined in department related to infection control, fire and safety, hazardous chemicals and personnel policies. 

  • Participates in unit and hospital wide performance improvement activities in order to improve patient care and comply with regulatory groups such as Leapfrog and Core Measures. 

  • Pursues professional growth and development through active participation in educational opportunities. 

  • Fosters a culture of safety. 

  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills with customers and co-workers. 

  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

Requirements: 

  • 1-year acute care experience. Strongly prefer ICU experience.      

  • Graduation from an accredited school of Respiratory Therapy required. 

  • Specific licensures and certifications/registrations required: 

  • BLS. Must be credentialed by State of Washington as a Respiratory Care Practioner, CRT or RRT Certified 

  • ACLS, PALS, NALS (or ENCP in place of NALS), or NRP required within 12 months of employment or after assigned to population. Prefer bi-lingual or multi-lingual skills. 

  • NICU experience 

  • ICU experience 

  • Equipment - experience with Dragers - required 

  • Equipment - experience with Gallileos - required 

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