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Nationwide Childrens Hospital Inc Respiratory Therapist Registered - Resp Therapy NICU in Columbus, Ohio

Respiratory Therapist Registered - Resp Therapy NICURequisition ID2020-24793CategoryRespiratory TherapyOverviewRespiratory Therapist Registered-NICUCome work for an organization where everything matters.Part-time position, working 36 hours per week, Night Shift/7pm-7am, Benefits EligibleWe offer a competitive pay and benefits package. Salary will be commensurate with applicable experience.Location: Main Campus NICU***Include your resume with your application***Summary:The Registered Respiratory Therapist is responsible for independently utilizing current respiratory care administration and monitoring practices in accordance with the physician's order. Demonstrates competence defined (*) in Registered Respiratory Therapist responsibilities in providing age-appropriate care to patients from the age of birth to 21 years, and selected adult patients.ResponsibilitiesResponsibilities:1. Reviews the patient chart for current respiratory care orders. Reviews other patient data (e.g., PFT's, ABG's, and history) to ensure appropriate planning and administration of ordered therapy.2. Assesses the patient's cardio-respiratory status using techniques such as inspection, auscultation, lab values and X-rays to aide in the delivery of ordered therapy.3. Assesses and documents the effectiveness of ordered respiratory care treatments. Monitors responses to therapy using clinical parameters such as HR, RR, color, WOB, and LOC.4. Works closely with physicians and other health care team members. Recommends alternative modes of therapy when applicable.5. Administers IPPB, PD&P, aerosol therapy, pulse oximetry, peak flows, oxygen, humidification therapy and other airway clearance devices. Delivers medications primarily by the aerosol route. Prepares and administers surfactant therapy. Performs and analyzes arterial blood gas samples. Performs set-up, calibration, and troubleshooting of the equipment for administration of medical gases (e.g., nitric oxide, carbair, carbogen, nitrogen) for cardiopulmonary conditions as ordered by the physician. Makes recommendations for management of the patient receiving the gas. Accurately documents all therapy performed.6. Sets up, calibrates, and troubleshoots ventilators and O2 delivery devices. Assists in the cleaning and processing of equipment.7. Performs ventilator management in all areas. Works with volume, pressure and high frequency ventilation. Monitors ventilatory volumes, pressures, inspired gas temperatures, oxygen concentrations, the patient's airway and the ventilator/patient interface. Advises the physician of changes in take patient status and recommends changes. Accurately documents ventilator parameters or other performed therapy.8. Performs High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation (HFOV) management. Appropriately calibrates, checks, evaluates and troubleshoots the HFOV.9. Utilizes peripheral monitors such as ETC02, SV02 and TCM's.10. Responds appropriately to all codes and traumas. Performs tasks within scope of practice (e.g., CPR, C-spine immobilization).11. Performs ventilator transports within the hospital. If requested, may perform a transport with the transport team.12. Responsible for the order entry and billing of services on the hospital computer system.13. May performs arterial blood gas analyses, calibrates and maintains related equipment.14. Assists in arrangements for home care patients to include patient/parent teaching, review of equipment, and cleaning techniques.15. Accepts verbal orders from physicians that pertain to Respiratory Care and/or Patient Care Services policies and procedures in accordance with the verbal order policy of the Patient Care Services Depa