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Registered Respiratory Therapist (Days)

Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Location: Aspen
Posted on: January 12, 2020

Job Description:

Job DescriptionJob Summary: Performs all cardiopulmonary diagnostic procedures and delivers all modalities of respiratory care from the basic to advanced.# Provides the highest level of appropriate patient care from the newborn through geriatric patient in all areas of the hospital to include ER patients, in-patients and out-patients.# Demonstrates the behavior and actions that support the core values of the hospital. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS # I CLINICAL PROCESS # PRACTICE SKILLS # # Fully competent in primary role on unit; performs patient and family assessment and problem identification, plans care accordingly, implements and evaluates plan of care so that problems are resolved. # # Adheres reliably to all accepted patient safety standards. # # Identifies and promotes new learning around changing patient safety standards of practice. # # Serves in advocacy role; encouraging active involvement of patient and family in their care. # # Prioritizes patient#s situations and takes appropriate action in an efficient, effective manner. # # Makes value-added resource decision for patient care with respect to supplies, equipment and acuity of care. # II PATIENT TEACHING # # Keeps patients informed regarding what to expect pre/during/post procedure##### # # Provides individualized patient and family education consistent with patient#s learning style, readiness to learn and self care needs # # Evaluated the effectiveness of patient learning # III COMPLIANCE WITH RULES, REGULATIONS AND POLICIES # # Records pertinent clinical documentation in accordance with regulatory requirements, professional standards and hospital policy. # # Adheres to federal, state and hospital rules and regulations concerning HIPAA privacy and security. # # Follows Hospital compliance plan and policies, including the Code of Conduct. # # Participates in required training for compliance related activities (HIPAA, Compliance, Patient Safety, TJC, etc.) # IV PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT # INTEGRATION # # Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional decision making. # # Develops professional goals and diversity of responsibilities within practice; consistent with hospital mission and goals # # Demonstrates role awareness and seeks individualized/department specific continuing education that improves patient care or professional practice. # # Able to express values around patient/family centered care and assists others to achieve shared understanding. # # Active participant in quality improvement processes. # # Participates and contributes to unit meetings and activities. # # Identifies need to seek out additional information when needed and apply relevant findings to practice # V SERVICE EXCELLENCE # CUSTOMER SERVICE # # Demonstrates purposeful service excellence through exceeding patient and co-worker expectations. # # Represents the department and hospital as a dedicated, courteous and responsive employee. # VI #####UNIT SPECIFIC DUTIES # RESPONSIBILITIES # # # Documents procedures, patient status and results in the patient#s medical chart according to department policy. # # # Documents accurately and concisely in shift report the current status of the patient(s) and the outcome of care from the previous shift. # # # Shares areas of knowledge of Respiratory Care with medical and lay personnel on an informal day-to-day basis. # # # Provides patient evaluations and recommendations. # # # Formulates and implements QA action plans, including chart audits and QA Committee quarterly reports. # # # Demonstrates knowledge of Respiratory therapeutics in relation to indications for therapy, therapeutic objectives, and assessing outcome of therapy. Applies this knowledge at the patient care level. # # # Provides advanced and basic Respiratory therapy, diagnostic procedures and related activities per department protocol. # # # Provides Cardiac diagnostic procedures and related activities per department protocol. # # # Assumes the responsibilities of the Cardiopulmonary Director in time of his/her absence. # # # Provides informal in-services specific to Respiratory Care for Cardiopulmonary and Nursing personnel and other allied health professionals. # # # Attends high risk deliveries and C-sections when requested. # # # # Participates in patient care conferences and ICU rounds. # # POPULATION SPECIFIC CRITERIA Pass/No Pass # # Demonstrates the ability to assess and interact with patients from newborns through adults and their family members. # # # Demonstrates the ability to assess and interact with geriatric patients and their family members. # VII CORE VALUES 50% # Patient Centered:is passionate about patient care, creating positive impressions on a consistent basis and exceeding our patients# expectations. Exhibits courtesy and sensitivity to the needs of patients and their families, responds with a sense of urgency to patient problems, anticipates patient requirements, responds proactively and places the patient#s safety above all else. # # Teamwork:worksby Jobble

Keywords: Aspen Valley Hospital, Aspen , Registered Respiratory Therapist (Days), Healthcare , Aspen, Colorado

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