Huggins Hospital

Cardiopulmonary Team Lead / Respiratory Therapist

5 months ago
Job ID
2017-2191
# Positions
1
New Hampshire

Overview

Under the general supervision of the Manager of Lab Services and within departmental policies and procedures, this Respiratory Therapist is responsible for supporting the day to day operations of the Cardiopulmonary Department.

 

This is a full-time position working 36 hours each week.

Qualifications

Education: Associate Degree in Respiratory Therapy required or equivalent

Experience: Demonstrated clinical competence with a minimum of five years in practice

Licensure: CPR required, CRT required, RRT preferred

Responsibilities

Respiratory Therapy

  • Achieves and maintains clinical competency and state licensure in Respiratory Therapy.
  • Administers all developmentally appropriate respiratory care and diagnostic procedures to support patients of all ages in all hospital care areas as assigned by the Department Manager or Medical Director.
  • Administers drugs in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Administers CPR as necessary for all age groups.
  • Collects and interprets arterial blood gases.
  • Administers oxygen, aerosol, humidity, IPPB, CPAP, BiPAP therapies.
  • Airway management, Mechanical and Non-invasive ventilation and monitoring

Cardiac and Pulmonary testing

  • Performs electrocardiogram testing and report processing.
  • Performs event monitors/recorders scheduling, setup, processing and reporting as trained and deemed competent.
  • Performs Holter monitor scheduling, setup, technical analysis, processing and reporting as trained and deemed competent.
  • Performs cardiac stress testing scheduling, testing, processing and reporting as trained and deemed competent.
  • Performs pulmonary function testing (PFT) scheduling, testing, and reporting as trained and deemed competent.
  • Performs other special procedures as trained and deemed competent as outlined in the Cardiopulmonary Policy and Procedure Manual.

Support Functions

  • Responsible for inventory control and maintains appropriate supply levels to ensure continuity of service.
  • Responsible for ensuring CP equipment is fully functional, well maintained and ready for use at all times.
  • Prepares department schedule, work assignments and payroll ensuring adequate shift and call coverage minimizing OT.
  • Primary responsibility for orientation and training of new employees acting as mentor and role model.
  • Provides input for CRT staff performance reviews.

 
Quality

  • Coordinates, ensures compliance with and participates in all department QA programs.
  • Ensures all CP activities are appropriately documented in the electronic medical record.
  • Understands and practices safe respiratory care techniques
  • Assures quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge and/or certification by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; and/or participating in professional societies.

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