Respiratory Therapist - Up to $10,000 Sign on Bonus!

Swedish Covenant Hospital
Chicago, IL
Posted 60+ days ago
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JOB SUMMARY

Plans, performs and documents procedures associated with the provision of respiratory care.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential Functions

  • Demonstrates a commitment to the mission of Swedish Hospital and demonstrates a service orientation and adheres to all responsibilities and standards of the Hospital.
  • Conducts respiratory care assessment of the patient, creates a plan of action based on approved guidelines and/or protocols, communicates with the appropriate nurse and physician and then implements a respiration care program for the patient.
  • Documents all respiratory care related procedures in a concise and complete manner.
  • Assembles, installs, maintains and adjusts ventilatory equipment based on patient status.
  • Participates in invasive and non-invasive cardiopulmonary diagnostic procedures.
  • Participates as a member of the Code Blue Team.

Other Functions

  • Completes other related assignments as directed by department management.

PATIENT CARE/AGE SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

This position requires recognition of the needs and behaviors of a variety of age groups treated; i.e., understanding child growth and development, normal patterns of adolescent behavior and signs of normal aging.

QUALIFICATION/BASIC JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Successful completion of an AMA approved Respiratory Care Program
  • Minimum of six months previous experience as a RT preferred
  • Must be able to function effectively in the patient care environment, to demonstrate sound communication style in both speaking and writing and to make independent judgments based on established priorities and guidelines. Computer literacy is necessary

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION

  • RRT and licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) in state of IL or CRT
  • CPR

MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY

Supervises other RT's (up to six) when acting as Charge Tech.

INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL CONTACTS

Internal: Patients, patients' families, physicians, and hospital staff.

External: Visitors, salespersons and manufacturers representatives.

ENVIRONMENT

Standing and walking - 75% of the time.

Occasional rolling equipment (up to 10 lbs. of force) and lifting (up to 50 lbs.) patients and respiratory equipment -5% of the time.

Activities include medication administration, ABG's and treatment documentation.

Blood/body fluids and airborne disease hazards are commonly encountered on a daily basis in the process of treating patients and drawing blood.

Good eyesight

Good eye and hand coordination - 95%

Steady hand for procedures

Exposure to airborne diseases - 80%

Exposure to blood borne diseases - 80%

Access To Protected Health Information

Computer system access is assigned based on managers access level request and on the minimum necessary as described in this job description. Approval for level of access is given by the system administrator or manager of the department that has ownership of system/module. See Computer system Access controls policy.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

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