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Respiratory Therapist SIGN ON BONUS

Company: Advocate Aurora Health
Location: Milwaukee
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

Performs basic and advanced respiratory therapy procedures, and provides invasive and noninvasive therapeutic and diagnostic services to patients.Performs patient assessments utilizing pulmonary diagnostics, blood gases, chest radiograph, hemodynamic values, laboratory values, and correlates blood gases and electrolytes. Performs one or more of the following advanced procedures as required by the facility based on department needs, which include adult and/or neonatal intubations, insertion of arterial lines, insertion of Peripheral Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) lines, transportation of patients via ambulance/flight for life, and working in the intensive care unit and neonatal intensive care unit. May also perform pulmonary function diagnostic procedures.Operates specialized ventilators in critical care and non-critical care venues. Assists physician with bedside or other procedures as applicable to facility.Provides medication treatments per physician order and/or patient driven respiratory protocols (PDRP's) via nebulizer or inhaler as prescribed.Assesses patient's cardiopulmonary status, utilizing PDRP's and recommends changes in treatment to facilitate best patient outcomes. Identifies and addresses the special needs of patients in critical care settings.Sets up and monitors continuous positive airway pressure machines (CPAP's) and noninvasive ventilators. Assists with transport of invasively and non-invasively ventilated patients.Cleans, maintains and ensures proper working of equipment, troubleshooting problems as necessary and identifying the need for service and/or repair.Educates and instructs patients in purpose, technique, self-care, goal of therapy, and disease management.Documents patient diagnoses and objectives on the patient record sheet utilizing the hospital's information system and enters patient's information and charges.Serves as a technical resource, role model and/or preceptor for students and staff.Facilitates clinical problem solving and collaborates with other departments to provide education on managing patients.Scheduled Hours 3 - 12 hour days shifts per week every 3rd weekendSign on bonus of $3000 for 1 year commitment, experienced RRTLicenses & CertificationsRespiratory Care Practitioner license issued by the state of Wisconsin, andRegistered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) issued by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC), andBasic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers--certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) needs to be obtained within 6 months unless department leader has determined it is not required, andAdvanced Cardiac Life Support certification (ACLS) issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) needs to be obtained within 6 months unless department leader has determined it is not required, orPediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) needs to be obtained within 6 months unless department leader has determined it is not required, orNeonatal/Pediatric Respiratory Specialist (NPS) issued by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC), orAdult Critical Care Specialist (ACCS) certification issued by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). DegreesAssociate's Degree in Respiratory Therapy. Required Functional ExperienceTypically requires 2 years of experience in respiratory therapy including experience in ventilator management, chest x-ray interpretations, and cardiovascular function.Knowledge, Skills & AbilitiesEffective organizational, interpersonal and problem solving skills.Problem solving and decision making for patient care and equipment use.Basic computer skills.

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