Respiratory Therapist - PRN Nights - Osborn Medical Center
Posted on: September 6, 2020
OverviewHonorHealth is a non-profit, local community healthcare
system serving an area of 1.6 million people in the greater Phoenix
area. The network encompasses five acute-care hospitals, an
extensive medical group, outpatient surgery centers, a cancer care
network, clinical research, medical education, a foundation and
community services with approximately 12,300 employees, 3,700
affiliated physicians and 3,100 volunteers.
HonorHealth was formed by a merger between Scottsdale Healthcare
and John C. Lincoln Health Network. HonorHealth's mission is to
improve the health and well-being of those we
This position sets up, operates, and administers all types of
respiratory care equipment and procedures to be used in the
diagnosis and treatment of respiratory disease and illness to both
general floor and critical care areas. Evaluates therapeutic
objectives and outcomes and transcribes verbal orders from
physicians in the medical record. Performs arterial puncture, blood
gas analysis, co-oximetry, electrocardiograms, electrolytes, and
other basic pulmonary function testing.
- Sets up, operates, and monitors mechanical ventilators as
ordered. Makes appropriate changes as ordered. Assures the patency,
stability, and location of the artificial airway. Assures adequate
and appropriate humidification through the artificial airway. The
therapist must be familiar with the operation of numerous different
mechanical ventilators. They must also be proficient with many
modes of mechanical ventilation and their applications. Assists
with the transportation of mechanically ventilated patients to
other patient care areas.
- Performs routine respiratory care treatments and oxygen
administration in adult, pediatric, and neonatal areas. Such
therapy includes, but, is not limited to aerosol therapy, nebulized
medications, metered dose inhalers, flutter therapy, PEP therapy,
incentive spirometry; nasotracheal and artificial airway
suctioning; breathing exercises, CPAP/BiPAP therapy and support,
sputum induction, and oxygen analysis. The therapist describes and
instructs therapies or procedures to patients and/or families in a
clear and professional manner. The therapist reviews, prioritizes
and readjusts their daily assignment to perform therapy in an
efficient and organized manner and to provide the highest degree of
patient care possible.
- Performs arterial punctures. Accurately completes a variety of
blood tests including arterial blood gas analysis, co-oximetry, and
electrolytes as well as the calculation of diagnostic relationships
such as shunt, dead space, arterial-venous oxygen content and
alveolar-arterial oxygen differences. Performs quality control and
proficiency testing on analyzers and verifies and documents the
results. Immediately reports and documents the results with
critical values to the appropriate nurse or physician.
- Gathers materials and equipment for therapy and transports them
to patient's bedside. Examines the patient chart for appropriate
and complete orders and checks the patient's identification band to
verify the patient's identity. Mixes measures and dispenses
pharmacological solutions and drugs as prescribed by the physician.
Documents all mechanical ventilator parameters and changes, all
respiratory treatments, tests, or appropriate respiratory monitors
and the patient's responses in the electronic or paper medical
record in a timely manner, generally while performing therapy or
shortly afterwards as close to the time of treatment as possible.
Documents and reports delays or omissions.
- Reviews prescriptions prepared by physicians to determine
completeness. Assesses the neonatal, pediatric, and adult patients;
systematically uses technical skills to establish the appropriate
level of respiratory care to be administered.
- Assist the physician in beside procedures as required. Takes
physician's verbal orders and transcribes appropriately.
Performs bag and mask ventilation and maintains an adequate airway
and assists with life threatening events. Attends all
resuscitations and traumas as assigned.
Performs basic pulmonary function testing, including determination
of vital capacity, forced inspiratory/expiratory flows, flow volume
loops, and peak flow maneuvers. Performs resting and exercise
oximetry testing. Some therapists perform complete pulmonary
function studies including diffusion, lung volumes, body box
procedures and Pulmonary stress procedures.
Collects soiled equipment from patient areas, transports to CV
Respiratory Therapy department or appropriate cleaning area and
cleans, disinfects, sterilizes and packages respiratory care
equipment as needed. Performs minor trouble shooting of equipment
as necessary. Recognizes when equipment needs to be repaired or
have preventative maintenance performed and takes the necessary
steps to resolve the issue.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Graduate of a 2 year AMA approved Respiratory Care program.
6 months experience for Network float position Required
Licenses and Certifications
Respiratory\RCP - Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner BLS
Respiratory\RRT - Registered Respiratory Therapist Required
Clinical Other\BCLS - Basic Life Support Required
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