Jump into the conversation:

Big Opportunities. Small City.

Back

Respiratory Care Practitioner - RRT

SSM Health

Location Fond Du Lac, WI 54935
Department WI-St. Agnes Hospital
Posted 10 days ago -
Type: Full-time Permanent
Reference ID: 13411232

Description

Provides evaluation of and care for respiratory therapy patients. Administers prescribed respiratory therapeutic services.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assesses patient for appropriate type and frequency of treatment and develops a plan of care based on diagnosis.
  • Responsible for providing respiratory care services in accordance with specific physician's orders, department policies and procedures and guidelines.
  • Implements and monitors patient care plan and equipment. Monitors, records and communicates patient condition. Performs advanced respiratory care modalities.
  • Evaluates respiratory practice, administration of medications, and treatment based on patient outcome.
  • Educates the patient and family about the health condition and provides information about community support groups and other available programs.
  • Assists with care, calibration and maintenance of all equipment. Participates in maintaining departmental inventory levels for supplies and equipment. Processes equipment per established cleaning/sterilization procedures.
  • Responds to Medical Emergencies and Rapid Responses.
  • Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


EDUCATION

  • Associate's degree or equivalent years of experience and education.


EXPERIENCE

  • No experience required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Constant use of speech to share information through oral communication.
  • Constant standing and walking.
  • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.
  • Frequent sitting, reaching and keyboard use/data entry.
  • Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.
  • Frequent use of smell to detect/recognize odors.
  • Frequent use of hearing to receive oral communication, distinguish body sounds and/or hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.
  • Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.
  • Occasional lifting/moving of patients.
  • Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting, gripping and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.
  • Occasional driving.
  • Rare crawling and running.

Back