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Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Posted Date 3 months ago(9/1/2022 3:19 PM)
***New-hires are eligible for hiring & relocation bonuses*** - Provides therapeutic interventions including but not limited to: airway management, therapeutic gases and ventilator management, newborn resuscitation, cardiopulmonary resuscitation. - Performs diagnostic procedures including but not limited to: sampling of arterial blood, bedside spirometry, spontaneous ventilatory parameters, point of care testing. - Therapeutic modalities and communication approached with reference to age specific needs of the patient, including Doernbecher Children's Hospital Family Centered Care Program. - Demonstrates an understanding of current and all new care modalities and equipment. - Completes all competency testing, required in-services and activities. Takes personal responsibility for maintaining competency for equipment and modalities within the Respiratory Care Practitioner scope of practice. - Seeks assistance in managing workload as needed.  - Recognizes the need for guidance and uses expertise of others when appropriate. - Utilizes appropriate chain-of-command and committee process to effect change. - Charts and charges all services provided per policy. Current Adult Day Shift Positions Open: - Full Time: 1 Current Adult Night Shift Positions Open: - Full Time: 2 - Part Time: 1
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Department
Respiratory Care Services
Position Category
Hospital/Clinic Support
Requisition ID
2022-15290
Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Posted Date 5 months ago(7/1/2022 5:38 PM)
- Shift Coordinator Coordinates shift assignments, patient transports between units or procedural areas, provides/coordinate breaks and meal periods for staff. Determine staffing requirements and workload assignments for respiratory therapists. Recruits staffing for upcoming short shifts. Coordinates staffing incentives with leadership, coordinates delivery and pickup of supplies and equipment. Coordinate requests from internal/external customers for Respiratory Care Services, prioritizes response to requests, and assigns appropriate therapists to requests (transports, evals, emergency responses, etc.) - Auditor. Reviews patient medical records to ensure Respiratory Care Services were adequately billed, makes corrections if necessary, records data on charting inaccuracies, reports findings to supervisors. - Perform chart audits and charge reconciliations. Adjusts orders to match prescribed therapy, and discontinues unnecessary orders according to policy.  - Patient Transport.  Assures safety of patients on ventilators who must be transported from intensive care unit to other locations within hospital for testing by accompanying patient to and from intensive care unit and remaining with patient during testing procedure; may function as part of team transporting critically ill infants, children and adults from the hospitals by functioning as primary resource to determine the most effective method of respiratory support and by setting up appropriate equipment and administering respiratory care during transport. - Charting.  Records on patient chart the type of therapy provided, medication, respiratory and heart rate, breath sounds and patients’ coughing ability; charts results of ongoing assessment of patients on ventilators; records on department’s permanent record the number and type of therapies administered for each patient. - Respiratory Therapy  Administers ventilatory assistance by means of endotracheal tube using volume or pressure mechanical ventilators; administers aerosolized medications by checking provider’s prescription for type of medication and gas to be used, adding medication to nebulizer, adjusting oxygen or airflow, and instructing patient on proper breathing techniques; performs therapeutic functions such as chest physiotherapy and tracheobronchial aspirations designed to prevent pulmonary complications and improve lung functions in patients with acute and chronic pulmonary disease; administers continuous and intermittent aerosol and humidification therapy using a variety of techniques and equipment; instructs patients in the use of incentive spirometry devices and alternate breathing maneuvers to assist them in deep breathing; administers oxygen therapy using flow-meter and appropriate mask or nasal cannula and instructing patients in proper breathing techniques. - Patient Monitoring/Testing.  Performs advanced life support diagnostic procedures such as measuring exhaled carbon dioxide, performing arterial blood gas analysis, and measuring mean airway pressure on patients in intensive care unit; provides technical input to aid medical staff in interpreting the results of these diagnostic procedures; assesses the side effects of patients receiving aerosolized medications by measuring heart rate, listening to breath sounds and checking for signs of respiratory distress; discontinues therapy when distress noted and contacts health care provider for further orders; performs complete assessment on a regular basis of patients on volume or pressure ventilators; monitors patients receiving oxygen therapy and consults with physician, if side effects observed; monitors the effectiveness of the respiratory therapy treatment on the patients and recommends improved therapies to physician when appropriate; patient assessment for the purpose of protocol-driven care for bronchodilation and bronchial hygiene; determination of optimal mode, dose, frequency and discontinuance of therapy; perform bedside pulmonary function studies; perform airway care on natural and artificial airways. - Miscellaneous.  Performs cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the event of patient cardiac arrest or assisting with procedures already started by maintaining adequate airway and ventilation; teaches the theory and application of respiratory therapy procedures and equipment to physicians, nurses, other hospital staff, and respiratory care students; attends departmental staff meetings and in-services; decontaminates or discards all respiratory care equipment and supplies used in treating patients in isolation.
FTE
0.75
Position Type
Regular Part-Time
Department
Respiratory Care Services
Position Category
Hospital/Clinic Support
HR Mission
Healthcare
Requisition ID
2022-18406
Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Posted Date 7 months ago(4/29/2022 6:45 PM)
***New-hires are eligible for a hiring bonus***   PULMONARY FUNCTION LABS AND CLINICS: - Perform pulmonary function testing including: spirometry, lung volumes, diffusing capacity, methacholine challenge, pulse oximetry and exercise studies and new tests as trained. - Completes reports and billing according to department policy. - Schedules and checks in/out patients appropriately for procedures. - Provide patient & family instruction on various therapeutic modalities including respiratory care treatments, non-invasive and invasive home ventilation - Demonstrates an understanding of current and all new care modalities and equipment as they pertain to this position. - Completes all competency testing, required in-services and activities. Takes personal responsibility for maintaining competency for equipment and modalities within the Diagnostic Respiratory Care Practitioner scope of practice. BRONCHOSCOPY PROCEDURES: - Assists physicians with bronchoscopy procedures per procedure. - Completes reports and billing per department policy. - Schedules patients and checks patients in/out appropriately for procedures. RESPIRATORY CARE: - Provides therapeutic interventions including but not limited to: airway management, therapeutic gases and ventilator management, newborn resuscitation, cardiopulmonary resuscitation. - Performs diagnostic procedures including but not limited to: sampling of arterial blood, bedside spirometry, spontaneous ventilatory parameters, point of care testing. - Therapeutic modalities and communication approached with reference to age specific needs of the patient, including - Doernbecher Children's Hospital Family Centered Care Program. - Assists other Respiratory Care Practitioners and health professionals to provide quality patient care in the spirit of teamwork. Trains new Respiratory Therapists, students and other healthcare team members.  - Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by a manager, supervisor or lead worker. DISCHARGE PLANNING: - Assess, develop and communicate safe discharge plans. - Facilitate reimbursement for home care by working with vendors and Care Management. - Educate patients and care givers in the use of medical equipment needed for hospital to home transition. - Establish and follow up on weaning plans for long term ventilated patients
FTE
0.00
Position Type
Relief/Flex/Resource
Department
Respiratory Care Services
Position Category
Hospital/Clinic Support
HR Mission
Healthcare
Requisition ID
2022-17267