Respiratory Therapist
Job Details
Entry
Hospital Main Campus - Idaho Falls, ID
Full Time
Respiratory Therapist licensure
Health Care
Description

Mountain View Hospital is looking for a Respiratory Therapist to join our team!

 

Mountain View Hospital and our 29 affiliate clinics are committed to providing compassionate, cutting edge care to our patients. We serve the entire Snake River Valley – all the way from Pocatello to Rexburg. Our medical capabilities span everything from wound care to urgent care, oncology to neurology, physical therapy to speech therapy, a Level III NICU, robust robotic surgery department and a continuously expanding rural health practice.

 

Our work environment is mission driven, people-centric and supportive. It is what sets apart and makes people excited to come to work each day. If you are looking for a career where you can make a difference in your community, we invite you to apply.

 

BENEFITS:

Taking care for our community starts with taking care of our own team. Mountain View Hospital is proud to offer its employees competitive and comprehensive benefit packages. Benefits include:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Paid Time Off (vacation, holidays and sick days) and Medical Paid Time Off
  • Retirement Plans (401K with up to 6% match)
  • Earned Quarterly Bonus Program
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Discount for medically necessary procedures performed at Mountain View Hospital and Idaho Falls Community Hospital
  • Life Insurance
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Schedules
  • Collaborative and Supportive Work Environment

Please note benefits are based on eligibility according to full-time, part-time or PRN status classification.

 

JOB SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Cardiopulmonary Services Medical Director and Department Director, the Respiratory Therapist is responsible for providing Cardiopulmonary Care Services in accordance with specific physician’s orders, department policies and procedures.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Respiratory Therapist:

1. Maintains knowledge of the various methods of oxygen delivery, including the necessary equipment. Remains alert, assesses possible side effects to oxygen delivery.

2. Administers respiratory therapy treatments, understands the purpose of each and the possible side effects associated with each.

3. Sets up and monitors mechanical ventilators and the associated critical care duties required for such treatment, such as airway management and tracheal suctioning.

4. Performs arterial punctures to obtain arterial blood samples for blood gas analysis, and understands the possible complications and contraindications associated with the procedure.

5. Follows departmental equipment sterilization procedures.

6. Documents all pertinent data on the patient’s medical record following completion of any service.

7. Maintains a thorough knowledge of all departmental forms, flow charts, logbooks and their proper usage.

8. Performs all additional duties as assigned by the department director.

9. Performs EKGs, gives reports to interpreting and requesting physicians. Files reports in department, according to department procedures. If abnormal faxes EKG to requesting physician.

10. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the differences in techniques and treatment modalities as performed on patients of varying ages, including neonatal, pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients.

11. Demonstrations knowledge and understanding of oxygen concentrations and medication doses as they relate to patients of varying ages, including neonatal, pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients.

12. Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly. Inspects and tests respiratory therapy equipment to ensure that it is functioning safely and efficiently.

13. Formulates a teaching plan passed on identified learning needs of a patient and evaluates effectiveness of learning. Patient’s family is included in teaching as appropriate.

14. Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Coordinates and directs patient care to ensure patients’ needs are met and that hospital policy is followed.

15. Has the ability to assess patient, his/her needs, and ability to tolerate treatment and reassessment for response to treatment.

16. Stocks hospital crash carts and responds to emergency codes promptly.

17. Attends education in-service programs to maintain professional competency. Obtains appropriate hospital-specific education and training.

18. Participates in performance improvement activities and CQI (Committee for Quality Improvement) teams when discussion pertains to departmental concerns, workflow and mission.

19. Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education/Certification: Has current state Respiratory Therapist licensure. Graduate of an AMA approved School of Respiratory Therapy. Successful completion of Neonatal Resuscitation certification. Has BLS, PALS and ACLS certification.

Experience: Three or more years of previous experience in all aspects of cardiopulmonary services.

Equipment/Technology: Basic computer knowledge. Ability to use ABG machine, ventilators, EKG, IS (incentive spirometer) and C-PAP devices. Ability to perform chest PT.

Language/Communication: Ability to read and communicate effectively in English. Knowledge of additional languages preferred. Needs strong written and verbal skills.

Interpersonal: Has the ability to interact with patients and families to provide an exceptional care experience.

Performance: Performs tasks under stressful situations.

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