Respiratory Therapist

Kansas City, KS

Post Date: 06/09/2017 Job ID: 22269 Category: Professional

Responsibilities:
  • Administers, monitors, and assesses the effectiveness of respiratory care in an efficient and effective manner for inpatients and outpatients of all developmental and maturational levels (neonatal to geriatric) under the supervision of a licensed Respiratory Therapist.
  • Uses independent judgement in the application of respiratory care protocols and is self-motivated to take responsible and professional action within the scope of practice.
  • Demonstrates accountability for own actions, decisions, and learning needs.
  • Maintains a patient-centered focus and strives to support the mission, goals, and values of the hospital, department and division.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Interacts with physicians and other health system staff to provide quality, safe, and efficient care for the patient.
  • Communicates effectively with patients, health care providers, and other customers both orally and written/via computer.
  • Maintains positive working relations with customers.
  • Demonstrates mature, sensitive, and effective communications with all age groups, especially under high levels of stress.
  • Assumes responsibility for risk and safety issues associated with position.
  • Educates patients and family members of all developmental and maturational levels (neonatal to geriatric) regarding cardiorespiratory topics, medications, equipment, and procedures.
  • Reacts appropriately under high levels of stress.
  • Demonstrates flexibility in the face of uncertainty, and can take responsible and professional action without awaiting orders.
  • Assists in the oversight of other staff members during advanced procedures
  • At the direction of a supervisor, serves as the acting team leader or acting supervisor.
  • Assists in the orientation, training, and evaluation of students, new employees, and other members of the health care team.
  • Participates on the rapid response or code blue teams, as needed.
  • Assist with the ambulation of patients.
  • Moves ventilators and other items within the campus.
  • Quickly respond to critical situations including taking stairs to reach emergencies and assist in the removal of patients from the building (in case of fire).

Qualifications:
  • Great customer service skills.
  • Versatile critical care experience.

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