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Registered Respiratory Therapist

Company: Mercy Health
Location: Chesterfield
Posted on: July 10, 2019

Job Description:

--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 Mercy, 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 Mercy, 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.-- This is a part time position - 24 hours per week and is benefit eligible with no waiting period. Thank you!--OverviewPerforms direct patient care in all aspects of respiratory therapy according to physicians' orders. Consults physicians on effectiveness of therapy. Provides ventilator support during cardiopulmonary resuscitation and maintains life support equipment. Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission, values, and Mercy Service Standards.--ResponsibilitiesSafety/Risk Managementa. Adheres to critical aspects of the counting policy, including, but not limited to:- Inventory- Narcoticsb. Follows all policies/procedures for Incident Report/Sentinel Events.c. Follows all confidentiality policies/procedures.d. Complies with infection control guidelines.e. Creates a safe environment through various safety practices, including, but not limited to:- Fall precaution- Restraint management- Patient I.D.- Unit/Department specific policiesf. Respects patient/guests personal property.g. Adheres to hospital wide and department-specific safety regulations, including, but not limited to:- Fire and tornado- Environmental safetyh. Performs equipment safety checks.i. Complies with patients rights/regulations.--Coordination of Servicesa. Functions as a Preceptor.b. Coordinates workflow by communicating to appropriate personnel in a timely manner.c. Demonstrates ability to direct and/or assist with the work activities of department consistent with patient needs and staff capabilities.d. Identifies and resolves problems related to patient, families, physicians, staff, and equipment.e. Participates in quality improvement activities that ensure and enhance quality of patient care and/or reporting mechanisms.f. Transcribes physicians orders accurately, seeking clarification as necessary.--Primary Aspectsa. Demonstrates proper time management skills and priority setting.b. Demonstrates ability to assess and identify actual physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of patient and families, documenting such in the medical record.c. Initiates, updates and maintains care path/protocols in timely manner to reflect changing needs of patients and families.d. Implements appropriate respiratory care interventions in routine situations.e. Documents the evaluation of the effectiveness of therapy in relation to patient goals.f. Demonstrates appropriate knowledge base related to medications and adheres to hospital policies regarding their administration.g. Assures all patient charges/credits are entered appropriately.h. Documentation is factual, accurate, organized, complete, current, and confidential.i. Identifies patient education needs and utilizes appropriate resources to meet those needs, documenting patient/S.O. response to teaching.j. Demonstrates flexibility regarding workload, assignments and change.k. Demonstrates competence in assisting physician with diagnostic and therapuetic interventions.l. Observes Medical Center/departmental policies and operational guidelines, including, but not limited to:- Attendance- Tardiness--Communication Managementa. Communicates patient goals, objectives and changes in status to other health care team members and utilizes input to revise care plan for optimum patient benefit.b. Shift report is factual, accurate, organized, complete, current, and confidential.c. Makes independent decisions in routine and complex situations and informs appropriate persons of actions and results.--Technologya. Demonstrates competence in initiating and maintaining use of routine equipment and procedures.b. Carries out other respiratory responsibilities, including, but not limited to:- Changing equipment- Processing equipment- Stocking supplies- O2 Tank replacementc. Performs technical skills relative to area of respiratory practice.d. Assists in evaluation of new products, equipment, policies, procedures andstandards.----Qualifications:Because you---re committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That---s why you---ll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:--MINIMUM REQUIREDEducation: High school diploma or equivalent required.Succesful completion of program approved by National Board for Respiratory Care.Licensure: Licensed with Missouri Board for Respiratory Care.Experience: Minimum 1 year experience required.Certification/Registration: Registered as a therapist by the National Board of Respiratory Care.--BLS/CPR through an American Heart Association approved course.--PREFERREDEducation: 1-3 years technical school completed preferred.Licensure:Experience:Certification/Registration:Other skills & knowledge:(skills, knowledge, abilities)ACLS Provider through an American Heart Association course.------We---ll Support You at Work and Home--Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a ---top 100 places to work.--- We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed.----We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, tuition reimbursement and employer-matched retirement funds to benefit-eligible co-workers, including those working 48 hours or more per pay period!--What Makes a Good Match for Mercy--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.

Company Description:

Transforming the Health of Our Communities.Mercy, named one of the top five large U.S. health systems in 2017 by Truven, an IBM--Watson Health company, serves millions annually. Mercy includes 43 acute care and specialty (heart, children---s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, more than 700 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 40,000 co-workers and more than 2,000 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

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