Saint Paul, Minnesota
- Maintains knowledge of, and complies with, all relevant laws, regulations, policies, procedures and standards.
- Actively participates in creating and implementing improvements.
- Initiates and monitors ventilator support including equipment monitoring; documents and reports patient condition or equipment setting changes to physicians and other healthcare professionals.
- Schedules and performs diagnostic testing of the respiratory and circulatory systems to assist physicians in assessing patient conditions.
- Performs preventive maintenance and safety testing of equipment and reports issues as appropriate.
- Preps equipment and verifies correct functions prior to use.
- Participates in departmental billing process to accurately reflect services provided to patients for reimbursement.
- Reports To: DIRECTOR RESPIRATORY CARE 147
- Assessment, Planning,
- Evaluation: Collects and analyses pertinent data and/or clinical findings.
- Incorporates clinical findings and scientific evidence in the development, coordination and implementation of an individualized plan of care to achieve desired outcomes.
- Evaluates progress towards goals and outcomes identifying opportunities for improvement and change.
- Computer Skills Basic: Ability to use a computer and applications that are associated with performing basic work tasks (navigate in Windows, Outlook, etc).
- Crisis Intervention: Ability to identify, assess, understand, and cope with a serious situation, especially from the moment it first occurs to the point that recovery procedures start.
- Critical Thinking: Gathers and integrates critical information, recognizing and addressing underlying assumptions of others, to arrive at effective solutions; breaks down problems into simple tasks or activities; analyzes relationships among several parts of a situation.
- Interpersonal Communication: Skilled in developing effective rapport with customers, co-workers, or families, actively listening to develop a positive connection.
- Patient Care Delivery: Observes and collects pertinent data and/or clinical findings to enhance patient outcomes.
- Patient Safety: Demonstrates practices that support safety with recognition of variations in populations served, preventing harm to patients, families, employees, and themselves.
- Treatment Planning: Identifies expected outcomes and develops individualized treatment plan of care.
- Associate's Degree Associate's degree required.
- Credentials Essential: Description: Basic Life Support (BLS) Qualification Source: American Heart Association Description: Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
- Qualification Source: American Heart Association Description: License Respiratory Therapist (LRT)
- Qualification Source: MN Board of Medical Practice Description: Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
- Qualification Source: National Board of Respiratory Care Description: Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) Qualification Source: National Board of Respiratory Care
- Credential Comments: Registered and Licensed (LTR) by the MN State Board of Medical Practice AND
- One of the following: either Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) or a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) credentialed by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)
- Experience: 1 to 3 years’ experience required.