POSITION SUMMARY: Plans and provides comprehensive patient care. Manages available resources and collaborates with other members of the healthcare team to provide quality, cost effective patient care.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Provides patient/resident and family focused care throughout stay.
- Initiates and follows individualized plan of care to established standards.
- Establishes and evaluates progress toward mutual goals and measurable outcomes with patients/residents and families.
- Assists other respiratory team members through the steps of the respiratory care process.
- Participates in patient and family education as evidenced by teaching documentation in the medical record.
- Collaborates with members of the multidisciplinary healthcare team to develop effective discharge and referral plans on admission utilizing appropriate organization and community resources.
- Maintains up-to-date knowledge with required competencies.
- Performs technical respiratory skills according to current policies and procedures
- Documents according to established standards.
- Evaluates patient/resident assessments and responses to interventions and takes appropriate action accordingly
- Performs other duties as assigned or as opportunities arise.
- Associates degree from an accredited Respiratory Therapy program.
- Current Wisconsin license as a Respiratory Care Practitioner.
- BLS Certification
- Reports directly to the Cardiopulmonary Services Director.
- Extensive contact with patients/residents and families.
- Works regularly with nursing staff, physicians and staff from other patient care departments.
- Work is performed largely in a hospital environment.
- Frequently exposed to risk of electrical shock.
- Occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions
- Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of radiation.
- Regularly exposed to hazardous materials such as needle punctures, blood and body fluids.
- The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
- Frequently required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel or crouch.
- Occasionally required to sit or climb.
- Required to use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls.
- Frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
- Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds of department supplies and equipment.
- Occasionally may need to move patients and/or equipment of more than 100 pounds.
- Requires specific vision abilities for far vision, near vision, depth perception, colors, accommodation and peripheral vision.
- Vision correctable to 20/40.
Acknowledgement: This job description/evaluation describes the general nature and level of work performed by an employee assigned to this position. It does not state or imply that these are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to the job. The employee may be required to perform other job-related duties as requested by the department manager or administration. All requirements are subject to change over time and to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.