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UnityPoint Health Respiratory Therapist - Certified in Sioux City, Iowa

Provides respiratory care procedures throughout all areas as ordered by the physician. Responds to Code Blue, Rapid Response, trauma alerts and other appropriated requests for quick action. Initiates and maintains ventilators and noninvasive equipment. Interacts with other teams in the hospital to improve the quality of care provided to the patient.

  • Benefits: Medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance and programs to help save for the future, such as 401(k) and Health Savings Account (HAS).

  • Personal Growth & Development: Learning, career opportunities and other experiences that support professional and personal growth.

  • Well-Being: Programs, activities and resources designed to enhance physical, financial and emotional well-being.

  • Recognition: The formal and informal ways to appreciate and celebrate each other.

  • Purpose: The meaningful connection between our daily work, team members, patients and the communities we serve.

Our team members are the compassionate core of who we are and how we serve. Every day we strive to live out our vision statement of “Best outcome every patient every time” through living out our FOCUS values of Foster Unity, Own the Moment, Champion Excellence, and Seize Opportunities.

At UnityPoint Health, we provide care in nine regions throughout Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin. As the nation’s fourth largest nondenominational health system in America, UnityPoint Health keeps people at the center of all we do. We are looking for dynamic and talented individuals to join our team. You'll find opportunities for every sized dream.

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Clinical Responsibilities

  • Manages the safe and effective administration of medically prescribed medications, knowing their indications and contraindications along with CPT therapies.

  • Performs all aspects of artificial airway care. Responsible for the set-up, safety check, monitoring and troubleshooting of mechanical ventilators and noninvasive devices.

  • Perform diagnostic tests with physician interpretations to follow.

  • Draw ABGs

Team Involvement

  • Participate as a team member in code situations, rapid responses, NICU transports and various patient/infection/quality committees to promote effective working relations and patient safety.

  • Preceptor for respiratory students.

Documentation

  • Maintain accurate records, documenting clinical notes in the patient EMR.

  • Educate patients on meds, spacers, their illness and therapeutic devices.

Basic UPH Performance Criteria

  • Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

  • Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

  • Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

  • Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

  • Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

  • Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff. Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.

Education:

  • Certified/Registry eligible Respiratory Therapist as recognized by the National Board for Respiratory Care.

  • Bachelors/Associate Degree

Experience:

  • 2 years preferred of clinical experience

License(s)/Certification(s):

  • Current BCLS certification or obtain within 30 days

  • Current licensure in good standing to practice as an RCP in Iowa

  • Current NBRC certificate

  • ACLS, PALS, and NRP within 6 months

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks English

  • Basic computer knowledge in order to chart in the EMR

  • Critical thinking skills needed to address situations quickly.

  • Able to communicate and work well with a team of various professionals.

Requisition ID: 2021-90717

Street: 2720 Stone Park Blvd

Name: 7520 UnityPoint Heath SC St Lukes

Name: Respiratory Care- SLRMC

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.9

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Full time nights, every other weekend & holiday

External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org

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