Altru Health System

Respiratory Therapist Registered

Location
Grand Forks, ND
Salary
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Posted
Sep 21, 2020
Ref
26407
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
Provides diagnostic and therapeutic treatment and physician assistance.

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 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.

Demonstrates understanding and follows infection control policies and procedures according to standard operating procedure.

Maintains requirements for age specific competencies for the position and demonstrates the knowledge or principles of growth and developments and the skills necessary to provide patient/customer care/services.
License, Certification & Registration
Title

Credentialing Body

Timeframe When Needed

Verified By

Respiratory Therapist - Registered

North Dakota State Board of Respiratory Care

Prior to Start Date

HR Primary Sources

Basic Life Support (BLS)

American Heart Assoc. or American Red Cross CPR for Prof. Rescue

Within 2 Months of Start Date

Learning Management System

Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)

Altru Health System

Within 5 Months of Start Date

Learning Management System

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Altru Health System

Within 5 Months of Start Date

Learning Management System