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Respiratory Therapist

Company: McCall and Lee
Location: Ames
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

(Only QUALIFIED Healthcare Professionals accepted) Respiratory Therapy (RRT & CRTT) - POSITION DESCRIPTION: Respiratory Therapist



Meets patient's goals and needs and provides quality care by conducting the following: determining respiratory therapy treatment plans in consultation with physicians and by prescription. Helps patient accomplish treatment plan and supports life by administering inhalants and by therapeutic gas administration apparatus.



GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES



Administers respiratory therapy treatments by performing bronchopulmonary drainage; assisting with breathing exercises; monitoring physiological responses to therapy, such as vital signs, and blood chemistry changes; directing treatments given by aides, technicians and assistants.

Evaluates effects of respiratory therapy treatment plan by observing, noting, and evaluating patient's progress; recommending adjustments and modifications.

Completes discharge planning by consulting with physicians, nurses, social workers, and other health care workers; contributing to patient care conferences.

Assures continuation of therapeutic plan following discharge by designing home exercise programs; instructing patients, families, and caregivers in home exercise programs; recommending and-or providing assistive equipment; recommending outpatient or home health follow-up programs.

Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records.

Maintains patient confidence and protects hospital operations by keeping information confidential.

Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.

Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.

Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.

Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

Develops respiratory therapy staff by providing information; developing and conducting in-service training programs.

Complies with federal, state, and local legal and certification requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.

Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Respiratory Therapist Skills and Qualifications



Bedside Manner, Physiological Knowledge, Infection Control, Health Promotion and Maintenance, Creating a Safe, Effective Environment, Informing Others, Verbal Communication, Medical Teamwork, Judgment, Procedural Skills, People Skills.



CONSUMER SERVICE



Presents professional image to consumers through dress, behavior and speech.

Adheres to Company Standards for resolving consumer concerns.

Ensures that all consumer-resident rights are protected.

Job Type: Full-time



Experience:



Respiratory Therapist: 1 year preferred

Location:

Iowa

License:

Registered Respiratory Therapist

Compensation: Based on Experience

Please Contact:
Andy McCall, Recruiter
Healthcare Specialty
McCall & Lee, LLC
Tel 512 444 6400 x51
AM@MLee.com
www.MLee.com
https:--www.linkedin.com-in-austin-tx-recruiter

Keywords: McCall and Lee, Ames , Respiratory Therapist, Healthcare , Ames, Iowa

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