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Respiratory Therapist (Swing Shift 4-2 rotation) 2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.

Company: Post Acute Registry
Location: Long Beach
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description COLONIAL CARE CENTER is currently seeking to hire a Respiratory Therapist (PM/NOC) to join our Amazing Team New Grads are welcome to apply. SUMMARY : Sets up and operate various types of respiratory care equipment to be utilized in the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory disease and/or illness in the sub-acute unit. Assists in providing a clean, safe, dignified, happy and healthy environment for residents by performing the following duties. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned . Complies with the facility---s attendance policy requiring regular, reliable, and punctual attendance Explains to the resident being treated, the purpose and procedure of treatments, tests, and equipment Conducts physician-prescribed treatments of a routine nature operating Intermittent Positive Pressure Breathing (IPPB) Machine, various oxygen devices, nebulizer and ultrasonic nebulizer, in order to administer prescribed medicinal vapors and gases, humidity, and various oxygen concentrations to the respiratory system of the resident Performs chest physical therapy treatments involving percussion, postural drainage, and suctioning, in order to mobilize secretions and mucus in the lungs and to clear airway blockage in the respiratory system Performs set-up, operation and monitoring of ventilator when resident---s respiratory system is incapable of adequate spontaneous ventilation Ensures the adequate maintenance of ventilation during cardio-pulmonary resuscitation Records on respiratory care records and resident chart, all pertinent information of treatments, and resident response to treatments Maintains and records daily ventilator monitoring and ventilator weaning logs. Performs Pulse Oximetry Sets up oxygen via nasal cannula and simple face mask Assists resident with uncomplicated transfer in and out of bed Reports to relief personnel, condition of residents and treatments to be administered/conducted Processes respiratory therapy equipment --- cleaning as required Conducts regular rounds --- checking residents--- oxygen equipment, replacing humidifiers as necessary, as well as spot-checking other respiratory therapy equipment on a timely basis Reads prescription, measures arterial blood gases, and reviews patient information to assess patient condition and determine requirements for treatment such as type and duration of therapy, and medication and dosages. Determines most suitable method of administering inhalants, precautions to be observed, and modifications which may be needed that will be compatible with Physician's orders. Sets up and operates devices such as mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration apparatus, environmental control systems, and aerosol generators. Operates equipment to ensure specified parameters of treatment such as volume, gas concentration, humidity, and temperature, and to administer medicinal gases and aerosol drugs to patients. Monitors patient's physiological responses to therapy such as vital signs, arterial blood gases, and blood chemistry changes. Performs bronchopulmonary drainage and assists patient in performing breathing exercises. Performs pulmonary function tests to be used by Physician in diagnosis of case. Consults with Physician in event of adverse reactions. Maintains patient's chart that contains pertinent identification and therapy information. Inspects and tests respiratory therapy equipment to ensure equipment is functioning safely and efficiently. Maintains a collaborative working relationship with the nursing staff, subacute care unit, and collaborative working relationship with the unit---s Clinical Care Coordinator, Director of Nursing and Administrator. Performs such other functions as are identified by the Facility---s Clinical Care Coordinator and/or Director of Nursing, Administrator. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS Current, verifiable Respiratory Care License in the State of California and successful completion of facility ventilator class. Current, valid driver---s license and vehicle insurance Join our team and assist us in continuing to provide Excellence of Quality Care

Keywords: Post Acute Registry, Long Beach , Respiratory Therapist (Swing Shift 4-2 rotation) 2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p., Healthcare , Long Beach, California

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