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Loyola University Health System Respiratory Therapist . Registry . Days . 6:30a -7p . Weekends and holidays required - 00258483 in Melrose Park, Illinois

This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/9041523 nEmployment Type: n

Part time

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Performs day-to-day Respiratory Care, including bronchial hygiene procedures, oxygen initiation and follow up, and care of the Emergency Room patients in need of Respiratory Services. Sets up and performs complex respiratory care procedures such as continuous artificial ventilation and administration or medications. Records patient data to include ventilatory volumes, pressure/flows, and blood gas analysis.

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PATIENT CARE: Performs basic pulmonary function testing. Performs

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oxygen prescription studies and EKGs. Demonstrates the knowledge and

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skills necessary to provide care based on physical, psychosocial,

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educational, safety, and related criteria appropriate to the age of the

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patient population served. Sets up and maintains oxygen therapy,

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non-invasive monitors, diagnostic and ventilator devices while they are in

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use. Performs all bronchial hygiene procedures per department protocols.

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Charts therapy and routine checks performed on patient medical

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charts/electronic medical record. Performs ABG sampling and analysis,

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and reports results to ordering physician. Communicates relevant

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information regarding respiratory care services to physicians and nurses.

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Gives shift reports to oncoming therapist following established policy and

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procedures. Consistently displays appropriate customer relations

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behavior as dictated by the Customer Service Program. Performs CPR in

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emergency situations.

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QUALITY and SAFETY: Practices safe and effective use of equipment.

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Provides routine and advance troubleshooting procedures to blood gas

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analyzers and life support systems. Disassembles and prepares assigned

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respiratory therapy equipment for sterilization. Follows hospital-wide and

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departmental infection control policies and recommendations from the

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Department of Infection Control. Follows hospital-wide and departmental

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safety policies and recommendations from the Safety Committee.

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nPosition Requirements:

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nMinimum Education: n

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nRequired: Associates Degree OR equivalent training acquired via work experience or education

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nPreferred: Bachelors Degree

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nSpecify Degree(s): Respiratory Therapy

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nResidency: N/A

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nMinimum Experience: n

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nRequired: 1-2 years of previous job-related experience

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nPreferred: 3-5 years of previous job-related experience

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nManagerial Experience: N/A

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nLicensure/Certifications: n

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Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT)

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CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)

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Current Respiratory Care License State of Illinois

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ACLS (Advanced Cardio Life Support Certified)

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Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Recognition

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PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)

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Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)

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Normal light, heat, air and space in work environment

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Work takes place on hospital unit or clinical setting

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nTrinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion n

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Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and he lth practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

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Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

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