Carle Foundation Hospital Respiratory Therapist in Urbana, Illinois
Department: CMS - Bloomington
Job Category: Allied Health
Employment Type: Full - Time
Job ID: 17801
Experience Required: 1 - 3 Years
Education Required: Associates Degree
Location: Bloomington-Normal, IL
Usual Schedule: Mon- Fri 8a-5p
On Call Requirements: Yes
Work Location: Carle BroMenn Medical Center
Secondary Job Category: Allied Health
Weekend Requirements: PRN
Holiday Requirements: Call coverage only
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The Carle Medical Supply (CMS) Registered Respiratory Therapist educates clients and/or caregivers on use, cleaning, and maintenance of home respiratory equipment. Proficient in respiratory assessment, CPR, airway management, and has knowledge of respiratory disease processes. Represents CMS as a leader in home medical equipment, products, and services through product knowledge, customer service, and patient, caregiver, and staff education.
EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS Associates Respiratory Therapy CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner Illinois and Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner Indiana and Basic Life Support (BLS) and Driver's License. Driver's license and RRT - Indiana licensure are not needed for PRN CMS Registered Respiratory Therapists. EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS One (1) Healthcare/Medical or Two (2) Home Health OTHER REQUIREMENTS Excellent written and oral communication skills; good driving record; ability to meet deadlines and work independently with minimal supervision; possess strong computer skills and excellent organizational skills.
Consults with referring physicians concerning quality of patient care by answering questions and/or making suggestions as appropriate.
Coordinates patient care with physicians, nurses, discharge planners, appropriate internal departments, patients, and care givers to develope an appropriate plan of care for patients.
Educates patients and/or caregivers, as appropriate for care and services being provided.
Effectively evaluate the results of patient respiratory care delivered per care plans.
Insures quality control and infection control by following departmental policies and procedures.
Maintains adequate inventory of respiratory equipment and related supplies.
Maintains and processes patient records accurately and expediently, per policy.
Markets Carle Medical Supply to internal and external referral sources in a professional manner.
Participates in on-call rotations based on employment status.
Performs oxygen saturations as needed.
Provides preventive maintenance and minor repair work on respiratory equipment as qualified to do so.
Serves as a resource for respiratory care product information.
Trains additional staff as required and qualified.
Utilizes the automated service order on a routine bases, using the manual service order only when automation is not feasible. Process paperwork per policy in a timely manner.
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