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Respiratory Therapist PRN

Company: Central Louisiana Surgical Hospital
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description JOB SUMMARY Provides bedside respiratory care to patients as assigned by supervisors and given on the physician---s written order for both in-house and out-patient care. Reports To: PACU Department ManagerClassification: Non-Exempt QUALIFICATIONS Current BLS, ACLS, PALS and state license.Minimum two years in an acute care setting. OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURECategory I exposure to blood borne pathogens, frequent exposure to chemical hazards and may encounter radiation hazards. RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for the safe and effective administration of medically prescribed medications, knowing their indications and contraindications. Knows and follows the indications and contraindications, the policy and procedures in administering therapeutic modalities to include: IPPS, IS, USN, HHN. Sets up and monitors oxygen administration. Sets up oxygen cylinders and assures proper usage and safety measures are in place. Performs bedside PFT tests. Maybe requested to perform test in PFT lab following adequate training and/or orientation. Performs arterial punctures using radial, brachial, and femoral sites independently. Draws off arterial lines to obtain sample for blood gas analysis. Performs duties of waived and specific non-waived I-stat laboratory testing to include pre-analytic, analytic and post-analytic phases of testing. This includes specimen collection and processing, instrument operating and quality controls, evaluation and documentation of test results and notification of physician of any critical results. Sets up requested hemodynamic lines, calibrates monitors, and troubleshoots any problems that may occur. Performs all aspects of artificial airway care. Able to perform deep blind tracheal suctioning on patients. Daily and weekly preventative maintenance and calibration, quality assurance of ABG analyzers. Familiar with oxygen delivery systems (i.e., nasal, venuturi mask). Familiar with measuring devices to include, but not limited to, pulse oximeter, respirometer, oxygen blenders. Responsible for the set-up, safety check, monitoring, and troubleshooting of mechanical ventilators. Maintains accurate and legible records, documenting clinical notes in patients charts. Comply with facility Standards of Behavior and complete all required education assignments within the designated timeline. PHYSICAL DEMANDS - The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. - While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to sit, converse, and listen; use hands to touch, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; and to reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. - The employee must be able to life and/or carry over 20 pounds on a regular basis and be able to push/pull over 25 pounds on a regular basis. - The employee must be able to stand and/or walk at least five hours per day. WORK ENVIRONMENT - The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Keywords: Central Louisiana Surgical Hospital, Alexandria , Respiratory Therapist PRN, Healthcare , Alexandria, Louisiana

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