The Respiratory Therapist is responsible for providing diagnostic and therapeutic services as prescribed by a physician. Follows defined treatment protocol according to department policies. Collects, assesses, interprets and intervenes as appropriate in the care of adult and geriatric patients. Ensures patient welfare and safety standards during treatments. This is in our DME (Durable Medical Equipment) group.
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Assesses patient needs and identifies expected outcomes. Assesses patient condition (BP, temperature, heart rate, respiratory rate, rhythm interpretation, lung sounds). Analyze data to identify needs and potential risks. Involves the patient, family and other health care team members in gathering data.
Implements Respiratory interventions based on plan of care. Assists in determining appropriate care plan. Provides care according to the plan, and in accordance with all relevant policies, procedures and relevant practice guidelines in conjunction with other care team members. Collaborates, consults, or make referrals if unable to perform safely and independently.
Evaluates care and the patients response to interventions and expected outcomes. Systematically and continuously evaluates patient progress; reports abnormalities to responsible RN. Reports all variances in procedure to the Supervisor, Manager. Reports to the Charge Nurse with variances in each nursing unit.
Delivers care as delegated by physician/authorized practitioner to assigned patient population, or individual patient. Provides diagnostic and therapeutic services as prescribed by a physician. Adult draw from arterial lines and zero from them. Performs EKGs. Reports abnormalities to responsible RN or physician.
Uses communication strategies to achieve desirable outcomes. Contacts physician for additional information when orders are incomplete. Communicates verbal and written information in a clear, concise, accurate and timely manner. Uses communication strategies appropriate to patient/family needs for information and support.
Operates and maintains all Respiratory Care equipment Performs routine maintenance, repair and cleaning of equipment Prepares equipment Maintains appropriate respiratory care equipment stock levels to appropriate ordering mechanisms
Associates Degree in Respiratory Care/Therapy or related field
Respiratory Therapist License issued by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice
Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) certification issued by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) or Registered Respiratory Therapist (CRT) certification issued by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
Bachelors Degree in Respiratory Care/Therapy or related field
Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) certification issued by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)
Together with the University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Physicians we have created M Health Fairview. M Health Fairview is the newly expanded collaboration among the University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Physicians, and Fairview Health Services. The healthcare system combines the best of academic and community medicine — expanding access to world-class, breakthrough care through our 10 hospitals and 60 clinics.
Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 10 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area.
Its broad continuum also includes 60 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider netwo...rk and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.
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