Ink staffing

ICU Neurology

Ink staffing - Albuquerque, NM

Job Summary

Administers respiratory therapy care and life support to patients with deficiencies and abnormalities of cardiopulmonary system, under supervision of physician.

General Accountabilities

  • Reads prescription, measures arterial blood gases, and reviews patient information to assess patient condition and determine requirements for treatment such as type and duration of therapy, and medication and dosages.
  • Determines most suitable method of administering inhalants, precautions to be observed, and modifications which may be needed that will be compatible with physician's orders.
  • Sets up and operates devices such as mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration apparatus, environmental control systems, and aerosol generators.
  • Operates equipment to ensure specified parameters of treatment such as volume, gas concentration, humidity, and temperature, and to administer medicinal gases and aerosol drugs to patients.
  • Monitors patient's physiological responses to therapy such as vital signs, arterial blood gases, and blood chemistry changes.
  • Performs broncho-pulmonary drainage and assists patient in performing breathing exercises.
  • Performs pulmonary function tests to be used by physician in diagnosis.
  • Observes equipment function and adjusts equipment to obtain optimum results to therapy.
  • Consults with physician in event of adverse reactions.
  • Maintains patient's chart that contains pertinent identification and therapy information.
  • Inspects and tests respiratory therapy equipment to ensure equipment is functioning safely and efficiently.
  • Orders repairs of equipment when needed.
  • Demonstrates respiratory care procedures to trainees and other health care personnel.
  • *The company reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

 

Skills

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience: Appropriate certifications and/or licensures with 2-3 years of related experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Monitoring
  • Judgment and decision making
  • Service orientation
  • Active listening


Posted On: Friday, June 12, 2020



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