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UnityPoint Health Respiratory Therapist-Certified in Sioux City, Iowa

UnityPoint-St. Luke's

Full-Time

Midshift (11am-11pm) and rotating every third weekend and every other holiday

Provides respiratory therapy procedures throughout all areas of the hospital 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.

$10,000.00 Sign on bonus!

Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you matter. Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.

  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.

  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.

  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.

    Hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work at https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org.

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.

Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.

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.

Other:

Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

Child and Adult Mandatory Abuse Reporting training.

Requisition ID: 2021-97781

Street: 2720 Stone Park Blvd

Name: 7520 UnityPoint Health SC St Lukes

Name: Respiratory Care- SLRMC

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.9

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Midshift (11A-11P) every third weekend, every other holiday

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

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