• PSC Respiratory Therapist

    Posted Date 2 months ago(6/1/2018 2:24 PM)
    Requisition ID
    2017-2504
    # of Openings
    4
    Area of Interest
    Therapy
    Company
    Pediatric Specialty Care
    Location
    PSC Hopewell
    Position Type
    Per Diem
  • Overview

    Respiratory Therapist team members assist with ensuring the health and well-being of our residents by carrying out skilled respiratory therapy treatments.

    Responsibilities

    • Screens and provide an in-depth evaluation of the needs of ventilator and respiratory clients.

       

    • Consult with the attending physician regarding treatment protocol. Make written recommendations for interdisciplinary care planning and treatment.

       

    • Inform residents or qualified representative about care and treatment plan and possible

      outcomes of treatment, or lack of treatment if resident refuses participation in a respiratory rehabilitation program.

       

    • Identify problems and develop a complete plan of care according to facility/unit policy and

      federal/state regulations. Initiate ventilator weaning protocol and/or respiratory rehabilitation in accordance with the physician’s orders; maintain required contact with physician.

       

    • Maintain written records, evaluations, progress notes, and discharge summaries of residents

      receiving respiratory treatment and monitoring according to state, federal, and facility policies.

       

    • Attend, as necessary, and provide input at the Resident Care Planning (RCP) meetings for interdisciplinary

      team and the Resident/Family Care Plan Review Meeting; complete required documentation after the meetings.

       

    • Record resident’s plan of care in the Interdisciplinary Care Plan as required or as needed.

       

    • Contribute to the completion of the Minimum Data Set (MDS) within the established time frame

      and incorporate the results in the plan of care when appropriate.

       

    • Confer with personnel of other departments and provide required training to meet special needs

      of residents.

    Qualifications

    • Graduation from an accredited AMA approved school of Respiratory Therapy preferred
    • Pennsylvania State Licensed Respiratory Therapist. Registered or Certified Respiratory Therapist by National Board of Respiratory Care.
    • Previous experience with ventilator dependent residents preferred.
    • Interest in respiratory therapy treatment program for chronic ventilator, ventilator weaning, and respiratory rehabilitation population.
    • Ability to verbally communicate well with residents, families, and staff members.
    • Ability to read and understand task assignments, ability to report verbally and provide written documentation as required.
    • Display of genuine concern for the elderly; a dependable, patient and compassionate attitude towards residents. Display a demeanor which is always respectful of residents' rights and wishes.
    • Ability to cooperate and maintain respectful treatment with others. Display a sense of responsibility, maturity, diplomacy, and ability to work well with residents, families, and other staff members.
    • Demonstrated willingness to uphold the vision and mission of the company by following the Core Values of Integrity, Teamwork, Passion for Excellence and Reverence for the Individual.
    • Ability to perform assigned tasks based on ElderWood Core Values and to a high degree of excellence and cleanliness.

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