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Respiratory Therapist - $29-58 per hour

Company: Inova Health System
Location: Paeonian Springs
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

Job DescriptionInova Health System is seeking a Respiratory Therapist for a job in Paeonian Springs, Virginia.Job Description & Requirements

  • Specialty: Respiratory Therapist
  • Discipline: Allied Health Professional
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Shift: nights
  • Employment Type: StaffThe Respiratory Therapist 2 administers basic/advanced respiratory care therapeutics and diagnostic services with skill and proficiency. Integrates knowledge, skills, and experience to promote optimum patient care. Utilizes standards, guidelines, protocols, and pathways for optimal care delivery. Incorporates data and information to continually improve care and practice to enhance outcomes. Works effectively and appropriately communicating with other healthcare team members, patients, and families.

    Job Responsibilities

    - Performs basic clinical assessments of the cardiopulmonary system with a high degree of accuracy. Occasionally performs thorough/advanced cardiopulmonary clinical assessments with appropriate inclusion of other systems (e.g. cardiovascular, nutritional, neurologic, etc.).- Administers advanced respiratory therapeutic interventions (e.g., heliox, nitric oxide, CNB, Chest Wall Oscillation, etc.) with moderate proficiency and occasional supervision.- Establishes and manages basic mechanical ventilation with the most commonly used ventilators with high proficiency and minimal to no supervision. Uses complex forms of mechanical ventilation (e.g., HFO, NPPV, PRVC, transport) with moderate proficiency and occasional supervision.- Performs weaning mechanics as ordered with high proficiency in more than 90 percent of ventilator patients cared for.- Reviews the need for continuing ventilator support (i.e. spontaneous breathing trial, weaning) in more than 90 percent of patients cared for with a high degree of proficiency on a daily basis. Routinely develops or refines ventilator care plans and communicates to the patient care team.- Formulates a plan of care for most patients based on patient diagnostics data, response to therapy and physiologic profiles. Ensures that therapeutic plans are sound and consistent with the departmental standards of care.- Establishes and recommends therapeutic interventions (e.g. contacting physician or care team) with moderate proficiency and occasional supervision.- Collects specimens and performs basic diagnostic testing with moderate proficiency and minimal supervision.- Supports the advancement of the respiratory care profession by participating in one system, hospital, department or professional initiative.- Applies departmental protocols and clinical practice guidelines with high frequency, precision and compliance when indicated and does so with minimal supervision. Routinely applies new techniques and procedures with high proficiency within 30 days of training/orientation.- Meets Clinical Ladder criteria by meeting the core requirements. Routinely records data for the quality improvement process with the department (i.e. SBT screening, ARDS/ALI screening, PDP bronchodilator assessment). Documents more than 95 percent of care provided with a high degree of accuracy in 95 percent of the patients cared for. Documents according to protocols and/or charting templates.- Provides educational training to patients and/or family members as appropriate (e.g. assesses patients' learning style and barriers to learning) and knows how to make appropriate modifications with high proficiency and minimal supervision.- Consistently communicates accurate therapeutic and patient information with healthcare team members on care plans and does so in a manner consistent with Inova Health System standards.- Actively seeks ways to assist other members of the healthcare team. Has no more than one substantiated complaint form staff/co-workers during the evaluation year. Takes an active and positive role in the training, education and orientation of team members and students within departmental guidelines.- May perform additional additional duties as assigned.

    Additional Requirements

    Certification - Registered Respiratory Therapist - Adult Critical Care / Basic Life Support; Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) or more than 10 years of experience as a Certified Respiratory Therapist as defined by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC); Advanced Certifications (ACLS, PALS or NRP) or must obtain within one year from date or hireLicensure - Licensed Respiratory Therapist Upon Start Licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia as a Respiratory TherapistExperience - Six months in a critical care environment or one or more years of specialized training in advanced diagnostics/pulmonary rehabilitation as a practicing Respiratory TherapistEducation - Respiratory Therapy Graduate of an accredited CoARC (The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care) respiratory care program.Inova Job ID #657961. Posted job title: respiratory therapist 2

Keywords: Inova Health System, Leesburg , Respiratory Therapist - $29-58 per hour, Healthcare , Paeonian Springs, Virginia

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