Altru Health System

Respiratory Therapist Registered

Location
Grand Forks, ND
Salary
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Posted
Aug 11, 2020
Ref
26243
Industry
Healthcare
Job Type
Long-Term
Job Summary

The Respiratory Therapist performs and documents evaluations and patient assessments. The Therapist provides diagnostic and therapeutic treatment and appropriate education. This position identifies significant changes in patient's condition and documents appropriately.

Essential Job Functions
  • Performs and documents evaluation and patient assessment which correlates to the patient diagnosis. Reviews medical records and care plans and modifies the plan of care based on patient's progress.
  • Provides diagnostic and therapeutic treatment and physician assistance.
  • Provides appropriate patient education, family teaching and support which correlate to the patient and family needs. Documents appropriately.
  • Identifies significant changes in patient's condition and takes appropriate action, as evidenced in reporting, staffing and documentation. Communicates pertinent information to appropriate caregivers. Documents appropriately.
  • Performs pain assessment and takes appropriate action according to standard operating procedure.
  • Completes all documentation, including order entry, verification, electronic medical record (EMR), medication charting, patient safety/incident variance reports, equipment repair tags, etc. according to standard operating procedure.
  • Processes patient charges. Runs and verifies reports as needed.
  • Disassembles, cleans, assembles respiratory equipment and performs preventative maintenance according to standard operating procedure. Properly tags equipment in need of preventative maintenance, safety check or repair and notified appropriate department and/or delivers equipment to them. Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.

Education & Experience

Respiratory Therapist - Registered; North Dakota State Board of Respiratory Care; Prior to Start Date

Basic Life Support (BLS); American Heart Assoc. or American Red Cross CPR for Prof. Rescue; Within 2 Months of Start Date

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS); American Heart Assoc. or American Red Cross CPR for Prof. Rescue; Within 2 Months of Start Date

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS); Within 5 Months of Start Date

Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP); Within 5 Months of Start Date

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