Respiratory Therapist or Critical Care Paramedic- Occasional

Location: Grinnell, Iowa
Date Posted: 07-18-2018
Status:       Occasional
Hours:        Varied hours (7pm -7am, 7am- 7pm)
The Registered Respiratory Therapist will be responsible for providing respiratory care services in accordance with physician's orders, & departmental policies & procedures.  The RRT utilizes judgment to assess & provide treatment inclusive of therapeutic gases, aerosols & humidity, airway clearance techniques & rehabilitation, pulmonary function testing, EKG's, EEG's, ventilator care, & codes/traumas. Qualifications: Must be a graduate of an AMA accredited respiratory therapy school; have current Iowa licensure; & be registered with the National Board for Respiratory Care.  Current ACLS & PALS required.  NRP is recommended
***The Critical Care Paramedic provides patient care as defined by the Iowa Department of Public Health scope of practice for Paramedics and/or Critical Care Paramedics and as authorized by the Medical Director.  Participates in Patient and family teaching and provides leadership by working cooperatively with other health care team members.  Collaborates with physicians and other healthcare workers to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care while maintaining standards for professionalism in the clinical setting.  Special focus will be on providing Respiratory Care services including bur not limited to: nebulizer treatments, EKGs, ABGs and airway management for codes/traumas/sedation, ventilator and bi-pap set-up and management, application of Holter monitors and evaluation of home oxygen needs.  May float to other clinical units to provide patient care within the capacity of your scope of practice.  Qualifications:  Must have current State of Iowa Paramedic Certification with CCP certification (Critical Care Paramedic) and be current in ACLS.  PALS and NRP certification current or complete within first year of employment. 
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