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Respiratory Therapist - Full Time - Respiratory Care - Closes 4/7/2020

Company name
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Location
Anchorage, AK, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
Healthcare

Posted on
Mar 25, 2020

Valid Through
Jul 08, 2020

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Under limited supervision, provides respiratory care for Alaska Native Medical Center patients.

The following duties are intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities and ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES

Performs respiratory therapy assessments according to Department procedures.

Administers respiratory treatment in various modalities for acute and chronic respiratory illness as prescribed by the medical staff for neonate, pediatric, adolescent and adult patients.

Ensures delivery of clinically appropriate respiratory care procedures. Instructs, orients and recommends respiratory care and procedures to medical staff, allied health professionals and medical students.

Mechanical Ventilation and oxygen support systems: Perform set-up, monitoring, assessment of equipment/pt. interface and makes appropriate changes. Recognizes abnormal changes and immediately notifies physician.

Maintains secure and patent airways and performs nasal, nasotracheal, endotracheal and oral suctioning. Evaluates test results for clarity and accuracy; reviews tests with peers. Distributes completed test results to physicians and service providers.

Maintains patient charts, enters diagnosis and billing codes, logs data into patient information systems, and updates file systems for tests and treatments performed. Provides patient education and instruction and answers questions and explains procedures.

Maintains competency and certification on all current and new procedures and equipment related to delivery of respiratory care.

Cleans and sterilizes equipment and workspace. Recognizes equipment malfunctions and readjusts equipment or refers for repair. Trains and cross-trains other clinical staff as required.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Skills

ï‚· Knowledge of respiratory modalities and techniques.

ï‚· Knowledge of respiratory therapy equipment.

ï‚· Knowledge of anatomy/physiology and disease process.

ï‚· Knowledge of respiratory therapy patient assessment protocols.

ï‚· Skill in interpersonal relationships.

ï‚· Skill in monitoring patient responses.

ï‚· Skill in assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.

ï‚· Skill in operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of software applications.

Required Experience

MINIMUM EDUCATION QUALIFICATION

An Associate’s degree in Respiratory Therapy.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION

N/A

MINIMUM CERTIFICATION QUALIFICATION

ï‚· Must be Registered Respiratory Therapist by the National Board for Respiratory Care; OR Certified

Respiratory Therapists that have worked at ANTHC prior to 2011 and are not registry eligible are not

required to be Registered Respiratory Therapists.

ï‚· Current Basic Life Support card required.

ï‚· Advanced Cardiac Life Support preferred at hire date, but must achieve within six-months of hire.

ï‚· Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Neonatal Resuscitation certification preferred at hire date, but

must achieve within six-months of hire.

PREFERRED EDUCATION QUALIFICATION

 Bachelor’s degree in Respiratory Therapy

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION

ï‚· Two (2) years of respiratory therapy experience preferred.

ï‚· Experience in the Alaska Tribal Health System.

ï‚· Pediatric and/or Neonatal experience.

PREFERRED CERTIFICATION QUALIFICATION

N/A

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

ï‚· Depending on the needs of the organization, some incumbents in this job class may be required to

obtain additional certifications or training in one or more specialty areas.

WORKING CONDITIONS

The following demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully

perform the essential functions of this job:

ï‚· May occasionally be exposed to hazardous materials and/or infectious diseases.

ï‚· Must be able to lift, carry, pull or push approximately 50 pounds.

ï‚· ANMC is not a latex free facility; an employee should expect to work in an environment where latex

may be present.

Job Location

Anchorage, Alaska, United States

Company info

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Website : http://anthctoday.org

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