Respiratory Therapist -23014
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POST DATE 9/3/2016
END DATE 10/29/2016
West Virginia University Hospital
JOB DESCRIPTIONPOSITION DESCRIPTION
JOB TITLE &CODE:
Respiratory Therapist- (Registered) (23014)
Respiratory Care/Pulmonary Services
Manager, Respiratory Care/Pulmonary Services
Performs routine and advanced Respiratory Care procedures according to established standards in the ABG Lab, Adult Critical Care Units, Pediatric/Neonatal Critical Care Units, Emergency Department and General Patient Care areas of West Virginia University Hospitals, Inc. Adheres to the established performance expectations for WVUH employees in the areas of People, Service, Performance Improvement, and Shared Values and Culture.
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:
Registry eligible according to National Board for Respiratory Care. Must meet all registered requirements within one year of employment
Licensed by West Virginia Board of Respiratory Care as a Licensed Respiratory Therapist Registered (LRTR) within one year of employment
Obtain certification in Basic Life Support within 30 days of hire date.
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:
For Pulmonary Function Laboratory: Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist (CPFT) by National Board for Respiratory Care preferred.
CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The statements described here are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be constructed as an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities and duties. Other duties may be assigned.
Performs basic and advanced therapeutic procedures for neonatal, pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients by order of the physician.
Performs emergency and acute Respiratory Care procedures in accordance with departmental policies and procedures.
Assembles, checks, and corrects malfunctions and performs quality controls on Respiratory Care equipment.
Initiates, maintains, and discontinues mechanical ventilation for adult, pediatric, and neonatal patients.
Performs and analyzes arterial blood gas samples adhering to standards of accrediting agencies (CAP, Joint Commission).
Performs diagnostic procedures including bronchoscopies, pulse oximetry, and pH trend studies.
Communicates appropriately and effectively with other members of the healthcare team regarding all aspects of patient care.
Provides assistance with patient and family/caregiver education along with other members of the healthcare team.
Actively participates in departmental quality assurance and hospital-wide organizational performance improvement activities.
Maintains clinical and professional competency based upon established standards of practice.
Maintains knowledge of current practices of WVUH, Inc. through annual review of all pertinent policy and procedure manuals (i.e., Administrative manual, Infection Control, Safety, Departmental), review of newsletters and other relevant publications, and attendance at departmental meetings.
Demonstrates the ability to perform all relevant departmental competencies.
Performs basic and advanced diagnostic procedures for pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients by order of the Physician
For Pulmonary Function Laboratory: (Pulmonary Function technologist are Respiratory Therapist(Registered) that are cross-trained in Respiratory Care and Pulmonary Function. They perform all functions listed above and the addition of the pulmonary function subheading.)
Performs Pulmonary procedures in accordance with departmental policies and procedures
Assembles, checks, and corrects malfunctions and performs quality controls on Pulmonary/Respiratory Care equipment
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 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.
Ability to be on feet/walking extended periods.
Ability to lift, push, and/or pull 40 pounds.
WORKING 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.
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.
Date Reviewed/Revised: April 2016