Company: Dignity Health
Posted on: September 22, 2022
CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic
Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700
care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to
home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is
accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our
world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need
caring and our families need protection. With our combined
resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities
advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how
and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in
the community.JOB SUMMARY / PURPOSEAssists physicians, nurses and
other hospital personnel in caring for diagnosing, and treating
patients with cardiopulmonary deficiencies and abnormalities by
applying therapeutic, preventive, and diagnostic
procedures.ESSENTIAL KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES1. Administers
treatments and medications which promote pulmonary hygiene, improve
pulmonary function, and improve respiratory status.2. Evaluates and
ensures proper maintenance of airways and patient ventilation.3.
Implements oxygen, gas, and humidity therapy. Maintains oxygen and
humidity devices and emergency equipment.4. Performs oximetry,
safely obtains blood samples, and performs blood gas analysis;
verifies accuracy of results.5. Performs preoperative assessments
of patients' respiratory status; provides instruction on prevention
of postoperative complications.6. Sets up, monitors, and maintains
invasive and noninvasive ventilatory and oxygenation devices;
recognizes and corrects malfunctions or inappropriate settings.7.
Participates in resuscitation efforts and other emergency medical
treatments (based upon level of training).8. Demonstrates competent
and safe procedures in obtaining and handling sputum specimens.9.
Stocks supplies, assembles crash boxes, prepares ventilators and
other equipment for immediate use; maintains a neat and orderly
work area.10. Other duties as assigned by management.Required
Education for Staff Job Levels High school diploma or GEDRequired
Licensure and Certifications Active license to practice Respiratory
Care through the Board of Respiratory Care (KBRC) required; CRT
credentialed from the NationalBoard of Respiratory Care, BLS, per
Process Level requirements on ACLS, PALS, etc.
Keywords: Dignity Health, Lexington , Respiratory Therapist, Healthcare , Lexington, Kentucky
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