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Respiratory Therapist

Company: Whidbey Island Public Hospital
Location: Coupeville
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTION # Position Title / Job Code: Respiratory Therapist / 7980 Department Name / Number: Respiratory Care / 718010 Reports To: Director Inpatient Services Collective Bargaining Agreement: Pro-Tech FLSA: Non-Exempt EEO Job Group: ##Technician Effective Date: # Reviewed By: Review Date: 7/27/2020 Reviewed By: Human Resources # JOB SUMMARY # Provides respiratory therapy services for inpatient and outpatient services for WhidbeyHealth Medical Center according to NBRC and AARC and Washington State OH guidelines.## ######################################################################################################################################### PRINCIPLE FUNCTIONS include the following, other duties may be assigned: # Validates a complete and accurate providers order. Communicates with provider in the event of inaccurate or incomplete information. Ensures proper operation of equipment and takes appropriate action in the event of abnormalities. Prepares the RT exam suite with all supplies and equip necessary for patient exam. Performs pre and post patient interactions and explanation according to AIDET standards and department policies. Completes patient identification process.# Completes patient procedure, and reports and provides repot copy to HIM and Provider. Immediately notifies providers for abnormalities. Disinfect, restock supplies in accordance with department Policies and procedures. Assesses ventilator cases in accordance with providers and offers RT solutions and suggestions for optimal patient outcomes as needed. Responds and assists with rapid response and code blue alerts in accordance with department policies and procedures. ######################################################################################################################################### The following are expectations of all WhidbeyHealth and Clinic employees: # Attends a minimum of 80% of monthly department staff meetings throughout the year. Actively participates in monthly department staff meetings, to include active participation in setting department goals and supporting department functions to meet set goals. Checks hospital email account a minimum of three (3) times per week. Utilizes AIDET in all interactions with patients, employees and visitors. Completes all mandatory education within given timeframe. Adheres to all hospital, department, and safety policies, procedures and guidelines at all times. # CONFIDENTIALITY # All WhidbeyHealth and Clinics employees are required to maintain confidentiality in accordance with organizational policy, state and federal regulations including not but limited to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).# # # JOB KNOWLEDGE # QUALIFICATIONS # Education # Graduate of accredited Respiratory Therapy Programs OR has passed the NBRC Entry-level licensure test. Must have a current Washington State license as a Respiratory Care Practitioner. Must have current BLS card. Must have current ACLS card. Must have current NRP card.##################################################################### ################################################################################### ############################################### ########### ########### ####################### Training and Experience # One year experience as a Respiratory Therapist required.################################################ # Certificates, Licenses, Registrations # Current WA state licensure.# ################################################################################################################### ################################################################################### OTHER SKILLS # ABILITIES # Outlined below is the level of Language Skills, Mathematical Skills, and Reasoning Ability needed to perform the essential functions of this position. Each area is evaluated and the level description included is intended to provide a summary. Please note that all skills listed may not pertain to this position. # Language Skills # Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedures manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. # Mathematical Skills # Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. # Reasoning Ability # Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. # # PHYSICAL DEMANDS # The attached Work Environment # Physical Demands addendum indicates the physical demands that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. # # WORK ENVIRONMENT # The attached Work Environment # Physical Demands addendum indicates the work environment characteristics an employee encounters while performing the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. # # STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR # The Standards of Behavior were developed to reflect WhidbeyHealth#s commitment to excellent community healthcare. The employee#s commitment to practice these Standards of Behavior will promote an optimal environment of care and foster a positive work environment. Every employee is responsible for and must follow the Standards of Behavior. # # EMPLOYEE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT # I have received, reviewed and understand the job duties and responsibilities in this job description and I am able to perform the essential functions as outlined. I further understand that future performance evaluations are based on my ability to perform the duties and responsibilities outlined in this job description. # # # Employee Name################################# ############## Signature#################################################################### Date # # The above statements are intended to describe the key aspects of the work performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive listing of all requirements relative to the position. Therefore, the employee may be required to perform other duties as assigned. WBH reserves the right to modify job duties or job descriptions at any time. # # PHYSICAL AND / OR MENTAL DEMANDS FOR THIS POSITION: # #Check box as appropriate Physical activities in relation to the time on the job None or N/A Up to 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 2/3 or More Standing # # # x Sitting # x # # Walking # # # x Manual dexterity (fine motor control) # # # x Reach with hands and arms # # # x Climb or balance # x # # Stoop, kneel or crouch # # x # Talk # # # x Repetitive movement # # # x # # # # # Physical Demand (Check box as appropriate) Sedentary Light Light Medium Medium Heavy Very Heavy Lifting, Pushing, Pulling # 5 lbs. 10 lbs. 10-20 lbs. 20-40 lbs. 80-120 lbs. # 120 lbs. Occasional (up to 1/3) x # # # # x Frequent # # # # x # Constant (2/3 or more) # x x x # # # Check box as appropriate Close Distance Color Vision Peripheral Depth Able to Focus Vision Requirement x x x x x x # # # # # # Check box as appropriate Telephone Face to Face Close Proximity Distant Hearing Requirement x x x x # # # # # # Mental Functioning Incidence (Check box / only as they apply) Rarely / Never Occasionally Frequently Always Follows well defined, prescribed rules, guidelines and / or directions; exercises limited judgment # # # x Simple decision making#################################### # # # x Exercises some amount of decision-making affecting the work of others # # x # Processes complex information and provides assessments, evaluative data and / or decisions # # # x Must interact cooperatively as part of a team to complete daily assignments # # x # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # The Work Environment # Physical Demands are intended to describe working conditions for the majority of the work performed in this position but may vary based on department needs. #

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position Title / Job Code: Respiratory Therapist / 7980

Department Name / Number: Respiratory Care / 718010

Reports To: Director Inpatient Services

Collective Bargaining Agreement: Pro-Tech

FLSA: Non-Exempt

EEO Job Group: Technician

Effective Date:

Reviewed By:

Review Date: 7/27/2020

Reviewed By: Human Resources

JOB SUMMARY

Provides respiratory therapy services for inpatient and outpatient services for WhidbeyHealth Medical Center according to NBRC and AARC and Washington State OH guidelines.

PRINCIPLE FUNCTIONS include the following, other duties may be assigned:

  • Validates a complete and accurate providers order. Communicates with provider in the event of inaccurate or incomplete information.
  • Ensures proper operation of equipment and takes appropriate action in the event of abnormalities.
  • Prepares the RT exam suite with all supplies and equip necessary for patient exam.
  • Performs pre and post patient interactions and explanation according to AIDET standards and department policies. Completes patient identification process.
  • Completes patient procedure, and reports and provides repot copy to HIM and Provider. Immediately notifies providers for abnormalities.
  • Disinfect, restock supplies in accordance with department Policies and procedures.
  • Assesses ventilator cases in accordance with providers and offers RT solutions and suggestions for optimal patient outcomes as needed.
  • Responds and assists with rapid response and code blue alerts in accordance with department policies and procedures.

The following are expectations of all WhidbeyHealth and Clinic employees:

  • Attends a minimum of 80% of monthly department staff meetings throughout the year. Actively participates in monthly department staff meetings, to include active participation in setting department goals and supporting department functions to meet set goals.
  • Checks hospital email account a minimum of three (3) times per week.
  • Utilizes AIDET in all interactions with patients, employees and visitors.
  • Completes all mandatory education within given timeframe.
  • Adheres to all hospital, department, and safety policies, procedures and guidelines at all times.

CONFIDENTIALITY

All WhidbeyHealth and Clinics employees are required to maintain confidentiality in accordance with organizational policy, state and federal regulations including not but limited to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

JOB KNOWLEDGE & QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Graduate of accredited Respiratory Therapy Programs OR has passed the NBRC Entry-level licensure test.

Must have a current Washington State license as a Respiratory Care Practitioner. Must have current BLS card. Must have current ACLS card. Must have current NRP card.

Training and Experience

One year experience as a Respiratory Therapist required.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Current WA state licensure.

OTHER SKILLS & ABILITIES

Outlined below is the level of Language Skills, Mathematical Skills, and Reasoning Ability needed to perform the essential functions of this position. Each area is evaluated and the level description included is intended to provide a summary. Please note that all skills listed may not pertain to this position.

Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedures manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The attached Work Environment & Physical Demands addendum indicates the physical demands that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The attached Work Environment & Physical Demands addendum indicates the work environment characteristics an employee encounters while performing the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR

The Standards of Behavior were developed to reflect WhidbeyHealth's commitment to excellent community healthcare. The employee's commitment to practice these Standards of Behavior will promote an optimal environment of care and foster a positive work environment. Every employee is responsible for and must follow the Standards of Behavior.

EMPLOYEE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

I have received, reviewed and understand the job duties and responsibilities in this job description and I am able to perform the essential functions as outlined. I further understand that future performance evaluations are based on my ability to perform the duties and responsibilities outlined in this job description.

Employee Name Signature Date

The above statements are intended to describe the key aspects of the work performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive listing of all requirements relative to the position. Therefore, the employee may be required to perform other duties as assigned. WBH reserves the right to modify job duties or job descriptions at any time.

PHYSICAL AND / OR MENTAL DEMANDS FOR THIS POSITION:

Check box as appropriate

Physical activities in relation to the time on the job

None or N/A

Up to 1/3

1/3 to 2/3

2/3 or More

Standing

x

Sitting

x

Walking

x

Manual dexterity (fine motor control)

x

Reach with hands and arms

x

Climb or balance

x

Stoop, kneel or crouch

x

Talk

x

Repetitive movement

x

Physical Demand

(Check box as appropriate)

Sedentary

Light

Light Medium

Medium

Heavy

Very Heavy

Lifting, Pushing, Pulling

< 5 lbs.

10 lbs.

10-20 lbs.

20-40 lbs.

80-120 lbs.

< 120 lbs.

Occasional (up to 1/3)

x

x

Frequent

x

Constant (2/3 or more)

x

x

x

Check box as appropriate

Close

Distance

Color Vision

Peripheral

Depth

Able to Focus

Vision Requirement

x

x

x

x

x

x

Check box as appropriate

Telephone

Face to Face

Close Proximity

Distant

Hearing Requirement

x

x

x

x

Mental Functioning Incidence (Check box / only as they apply)

Rarely / Never

Occasionally

Frequently

Always

Follows well defined, prescribed rules, guidelines and / or directions; exercises limited judgment

x

Simple decision making

x

Exercises some amount of decision-making affecting the work of others

x

Processes complex information and provides assessments, evaluative data and / or decisions

x

Must interact cooperatively as part of a team to complete daily assignments

x

The Work Environment & Physical Demands are intended to describe working conditions for the majority of the work performed in this position but may vary based on department needs.

Keywords: Whidbey Island Public Hospital, Seattle , Respiratory Therapist, Other , Coupeville, Washington

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