SUBFUNCTION DEFINITION: Responsible for respiratory therapy duties including oxygen administration, application of ventilators, initiation, assessment of, and recommendations for respiratory care services including diagnostic studies under physician supervision.
CCHMC SALARY GRADE:4
SCOPE: To provide clinical Respiratory Care Services under the supervision of a licensed respiratory therapist
???Experience/Innovation/Quality Improvement Proactively identify customer needs and respond appropriately. Participate in departmental performance improvement initiatives. Understands, adheres to and models Core Standards as defined organizationally and specifically within the department/unit. Perform other duties as assigned or deemed necessary.
???Teamwork/Professional Growth Collaborate with the health care team to provide optimal patient care in a professional and culturally diverse fashion. Ensure that work areas are organized and present a safe, accessible, effective and efficient environment for employees, patients, and families. Attend required training sessions including CPR training, Safety College, CARES, diversity. Comply with infection control policies and procedures.
???Self-Management Follows all departmental policies and procedures. Respects patients rights for informed consent and the handling of confidential information as defined by Cincinnati Children's mission, applicable laws and regulations while providing for the exchange of appropriate patient care and clinical information when patients are admitted, referred, transferred, or discharged. Furnish data the will contribute to the assessment of patient needs, the organization's capability to provide the appropriate level of treatment while maintaining timeliness, accuracy, availability, and security of information. Develop knowledge and professional skills through professional literature and attendance at departmental meetings and inservices.
???Professional/Clinical Prepare oxygen therapy equipment according to departmental policies. Perform capillary blood sampling under supervision of a licensed Therapist. Administer aerosolized medication via hand held nebulizer; perform airway clearance, breathing exercises and metered dose inhalations, tracheostomy care, ventilator care.. Bills for services in a financially responsible manner. Sets up and maintains respiratory care equipment including oxygen masks, tracheostomy collars, T-pieces, face tents, nasal cannula. Collects discontinued equipment from patients are areas, cleans the equipment, calibrates the equipment and prepares the equipment for the next patient. Other duties and responsibilities may be considered pending successful observation and completion of accompanying competency in an appropriate clinical setting.
Required for Clinical Assistant:
??? High school diploma or equivalent ??? No directly related experience ??? Currently enrolled in a Respiratory Care program
Required for Respiratory Care Tech:
??? High school diploma or equivalent ??? No directly related experience ??? RT Student License- Ohio Limited Permit
- Currently enrolled in a Respiratory Care program
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