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Respiratory Therapy Student

Company: Mercy Health
Location: Cincinnati
Posted on: May 9, 2024

Job Description:

Everyone who works with Mercy Health is united under one purpose: to help our patients be well in mind, body and spirit. This drive, along with our history of faith, is a powerful combination. It gives us a shared calling to work toward every day. Join our exceptional team and help us continue to provide the highest quality of health care possible to our communities.Primary Function/General Purpose of PositionThe Respiratory Aide II, under the supervision of a licensed Respiratory Therapist, may provide basic respiratory care to non-acute patients. This role may also be responsible for cleaning, assembling, and maintaining respiratory supplies and equipment. Must maintain a clean, organized, and functional work area.Essential Job FunctionsUnder the supervision of a licensed Respiratory Therapist, draws arterial and/or capillary blood samples from patients, processes the sample, record and report results, and perform quality controls as required.May administer oxygen delivery devices. Sets-up and monitors non-invasive equipment such as oximeters or end-tidal CO2 analyzers.May provides basic respiratory therapy techniques to include: Aerosol Therapy, Postural Drainage and Percussion, Incentive Spirometry, Metered Dose Inhalers, and all other treatment modalities.May perform EKGs; understands electronic monitoring, lead placement, and basic arrhythmias.Cleans, sterilizes, assembles, tests, and maintains par levels of facility respiratory equipment.Orders, maintains, and delivers oxygen to units.Ensures respiratory equipment is available for procedures and examinationsArranges for the repair of broken equipment.Fills orders for respiratory supplies and equipmentReceives for respiratory supplies and equipment deliveriesInspects supplies and equipment deliveries for damageLabels storage bins, shelves, and other inventory locationsThis document is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Employees may be required to perform other job-related duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.Licensing/CertificationCurrent Respiratory Care Limited Permit, as required by the state they are workingBLS Basic Life Support - American Heart Association (required)EducationA current student in good standing with an AMA approved Respiratory Care Program or a recent graduate of an AMA approved Respiratory Care Program (required)Work ExperienceNoneTrainingNoneLanguageNonePatient Population Competency is based on the patient population of the site/facilityDemonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development of the life span and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age, specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in departmental policies and procedures.Neonates (0-4 weeks)Infant (1-12 months)Pediatrics (1-12 years)Adolescents (13-17 years)Adults (18-64 years)Geriatrics (65 years and older)Working ConditionsPeriods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur.May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights.May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids.*May be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materials.*May have periods of constant interruptions.* Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control.Physical RequirementsPhysical DemandsFrequency 0% 1-33% 34-66% 67-100%Lifting/ Carrying (0-50 lbs.) XLifting/ Carrying (50-100 lbs.) XPush/ Pull (0-50 lbs.) XPush/ Pull (50-100 lbs.) XStoop, Kneel XCrawling XClimbing XBalance XBending XWork PositionFrequency 0% 1-33% 34-66% 67-100%Sitting XWalking XStanding XAdditional Physical Requirements/HazardsPhysical RequirementsManual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)Perform shift workManeuver weight of patientsHear alarms/telephone/audio recordingsReach above shoulderRepetitive arm/hand movementsFinger DexterityColor VisionAcuity farAcuity nearHazardsDepth perceptionUse of Latex productsExposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergentsExposure to moving mechanical partsExposure to dust/fumesExposure to potential electrical shockExposure to x ray/electromagnetic energyExposure to high pitched noisesGaseous risk exposureSkillsStrong interpersonal skills and able to effectively interact with patients, their families, physicians, and other staff membersGood communication skillsAble to effectively work with diverse peopleOrganizationAble to keep accurate records and inventories of suppliesPrioritizes work appropriately.Basic computer skillsTroubleshootingCreative thinkingGood customer service skillsGood organizational skills and time management skillsGood oral and written communicationAble to receive feedbackAble to gather and interpret dataAccountabilityKnowledge of non-invasive respiratory therapy equipment such as oximeters or end-tidal CO2 analyzersTherapeutic Procedures to include CPAP/BiPap, jet aerosol, oxygen therapy, incentive spirometry, chest physiotherapy, pulse oximetry, high flow oxygen, continuous aerosols, ventilator management, diagnostic testing.Understanding of EKGs, electronic monitoring, lead placement, and basic arrhythmias.Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plansPrescription drug coverageFlexible spending accountsLife insurance w/AD&DEmployer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligiblePaid time offEducational AssistanceAnd much more*Benefits offerings vary according to employment statusAll applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers, please email If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.comby Jobble

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