DescriptionUnder the supervision of the Manager of Clinical Support and/or the Respiratory Care Supervisor, and upon the request of a physician, the Respiratory Therapist, sets up and operates various types of respiratory care equipment to be utilized in the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory disease and illness, utilizing judgmental responsibility to give correct therapy to assess the effectiveness of such therapy. Oversees the tasks performed by respiratory care assistants and is responsible for the assessment and ongoing evaluation of the patients who may be under their care. Will clean and sterilize re-usable equipment, assist with maintaining adequate levels of supplies in all storage areas.
Graduate of an AMA approved respiratory care program.
Certified/Registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).
Must be licensed in the state of Illinois upon hire unless new graduate. All new graduates must take NBRC exam within 90 days of hire and have applied for state licensure within that same time frame.
Must be American Heart Association HealthCare Provider BLS at the time of hire, or become certified within 30 days of starting date. American Heart Association ACLS and PALS recommended within 1 year of starting date. NRP is required within 1 Year of hire.
Must possess a thorough knowledge and understanding of respiratory anatomy and physiology.
Punctual, dependable, conscientious person who demonstrates excellent communication and interpersonal skills in dealing with coworkers, physicians, patients, family members, and visitors.
Has understanding of confidentiality, possesses organizational skills, and shows problem identification and solving skills.
Demonstration of use of standard precautions and approved isolation techniques
Good communication skills
1 year experience preferred in ventilator management, adult critical care, full PFTs, pediatrics critical care, etc. 02 monitoring, and all other modalities of respiratory care.
Applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin or ancestry, age physical or mental handicap unrelated to ability or an unfavorable discharge from military service.
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