We are seeking PRN 1 Therapists to work all shifts as needed:
The PRN 1 agreement states:
I agree to work at least 8 shifts every month.
I agree that at least 4 of those shifts will be evening or night shifts.
I agree that at least 3 of those shifts will be weekend shifts.
I agree to work one Summer and one Winter Holiday including hard to staff holidays including: Christmas, Easter, Fourth of July, New Years, Thanksgiving, Labor and Memorial Day.
This position is responsible for administering safe and competent respiratory care as ordered per physician, with emphasis in specialty areas (i.e., Emergency, Neonatal, Pediatric, Geriatric and Critical Care), monitoring mechanical ventilation, administering medications, patient assessment, understanding ramifications of hemodynamic monitoring, understanding blood work results, monitoring, teaching, and training.
Verify Respiratory Care physicians orders; delivery of respiratory care procedures. Maintain accurate and complete documentation of all Respiratory Care procedures per department policy and procedures.
Receive and give accurate and complete report. Update and complete patient profile card to reflect patient's current clinical status.
Demonstrate excellent working knowledge of Respiratory Care instruments and equipment. Perform troubleshooting with appropriate problem resolution.
Perform effective airway management to include bag/mask ventilation. Assist physician/intubation certified therapist with intubation. Demonstrate safe and appropriate suction techniques and use of artificial airways.
Initiate, maintain, monitor and document continuous mechanical ventilation.
Provide timely and accurate update information to the physicians and other hospital personnel. Make recommendations for changes or modification of patient therapy by contacting physicians.
Understand and institute advanced ventilator modalities. Initiate, maintain and monitor ventilator patients. Interpret flow volumes and pressure volume curves to initiate appropriate clinical changes.
Effectively discuss advanced respiratory pathophysiology with physicians, and can implement changes based on patient condition.
Perform arterial blood gas sampling.
Evaluate chest x-ray for endotracheal placement and other clinical conditions optimizing Respiratory Care delivery.
Complete required continuous training and education, including department-specific requirements.
Comply with established personal protective equipment requirements necessary for protection against exposure to blood and other potentially infectious body fluids, chemical disinfectants, radiation, asbestos, and other hazardous substances.
Demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served within the unit.
· The information above is for summary purposes, and is not intended to be a comprehensive list of essential functions.
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