Certified or Registered Respiratory Therapist *SIGN ON BONUS eligible $10,000

Job Locations US-IA-Oskaloosa
ID
2022-1184
Category
Respiratory Therapist
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

A Certified Respiratory Therapist is responsible for delivering various therapy modalities
to patients as ordered by provider or based on an approved protocol for the
administration of oxygen, aerosol, or bronchodilator drugs in accordance with the
established methods and procedures of Mahaska Health Partnership.

Responsibilities

 Performs various therapeutic treatments including, but not limited to, aerosolized
medications, mucus clearing procedures, endotracheal and nasotracheal suctioning,
sputum induction and incentive spirometry.
 Manage ventilators and other diagnostic or monitoring devices.
 Keeps appropriate clinical and clerical patient records.
 Performs patient assessment and education; explaining treatments and procedures
to patients.
 Interacts with home health care services, while serving as a resource for other health
care professionals and the community.
 Performs various diagnostic procedures including EEG’s, arterial blood gas sampling
and analysis, weaning and ventilation studies, continuous, spot check and nocturnal
oximetry, pulmonary function studies and end tidal CO2 monitoring.
 Performs cardiac procedures including holter monitoring and analysis, cardiac
stress/echo tests, and event monitoring.
 Sets up and monitors oxygen therapy utilizing oxygen protocol and provider’s orders.
 Sets up, performs, checks on and troubleshoots adult mechanical ventilators, adult
CPAP/BIPAP systems and arterial lines.
 Assists with cardiopulmonary resuscitation, intubation, extubation, trauma care,
code team, transporting of patient in house and provides respiratory support during
critical procedures.
 Wear proper PPE (personal protective equipment) when performing job duties.

 

 

 Ability to read and understand SDS sheets.
 Ability to handle hazardous material.
 Uses current system to receive patient orders, perform charges and enter ABG
results.
 Implements and documents quality improvement activities to ensure optimum
performance in all aspects of the Respiratory care department.
 Monitors and assesses breath sounds and vital signs.
 Must be able to perform the physical demands of the job.
 Maintains regular and reliable attendance.

 

Qualifications

 A graduate from an AMA-approved school of Respiratory Care.
 State of Iowa Respiratory Care license required with CRT or RRT credentials.
 Required to show proof of having completed Mandatory Reporter course at time of
hire or attend within 6 months of start date.
 Required to be current in BLS (Basic Life Support), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life
Support), and NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program) by the standards of the American
Heart Association.
 Must adhere to all training requirements as mandated by Federal, State, and
Professional licensure and regulatory standards.

 

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