Respiratory Therapist PT (36 hours biweekly)

Sioux City, Iowa

Posted in Medical and Nursing

Job Info

Employment Type:
Part time
Rotating Shift

Under limited supervision, performs a wide variety of respiratory therapy procedures, especially acute care and ventilator usage, and assists in the evaluation of patient needs for respiratory therapy through observation.
Your best life. Our one purpose.

At MercyOne Siouxland, we own our actions to achieve our larger goals. We invest in great people and ask that you make each experience your responsibility

What we offer:

We care about your wellbeing, both physical and mental, which is why our benefit package includes:

  • Wellness programs
  • Education reimbursement
  • Personalized health insurance plans including dental and vision
  • Paid time off
  • Long- and short-term leave
  • Retirement planning
  • Life insurance coverage

About the job:

Under limited supervision, performs a wide variety of respiratory therapy procedures, especially acute care and ventilator usage, and assists in the evaluation of patient needs for respiratory therapy through observation.

What you will do:

  • Performs all routine therapies in Respiratory Care such as IPPB, aerosol, oxygen and chest physiotherapy treatments.
  • Sets up and monitors continuous ventilators in accordance with physician orders.
  • Performs bedside pulmonary function exams and complete pulmonary function exams to determine the therapeutic needs of patients.
  • Sets up and monitors diagnostic equipment such as oximetry and capnography and recommends therapeutic changes based on the data collected.
  • Confers with patients to explain the procedure and elicit cooperation during therapeutic and diagnostic procedures.
  • Supervises exercise sessions, monitoring participants for inappropriate response to exercise. Leads education sessions for Pulmonary Rehab participants.
  • Performs Respiratory Care Treatment Pathway Assessments according to the policies and algorithms determining the most appropriate and effective therapies for patients. Reviews therapies on patients with other staff members on an on-going basis, modifying therapies under the Treatment Pathways as appropriate and necessary.
  • Completes all EKG tests as ordered.
  • Documents diagnostic and therapeutic interventions on the patient's medical record noting type of procedure performed, pertinent clinical information, patient/family teaching performed, patient responses to therapy and any other pertinent information necessary.
  • Reports therapies to be conducted and conditions of patients to nursing staff and relief personnel.
  • Disassembles, cleans and sterilizes departmental equipment. Reassembles equipment when sterilized according to established policy and procedure.
  • Initiates and/or assists with Basic Cardiac Life Support in Cardiopulmonary arrests (Code Blue). Maintains BCLS and ACLS certifications.
  • Maintains the skill level requirement for a Registered Respiratory Therapist as evidenced by competent performance and completion of the skills checklist.
  • Accepts, transcribes, and implements verbal orders from physicians.
  • Is an integral part of the hospital Respiratory Care patient education program with primary responsibilities being that of reinforcement of the program to its participants and the identification of candidates for the program from their patient care load.
  • Actively participates in interdepartmental meetings, committees, conferences, and in-services in the department and/or as provided by Staff Development.
  • Exhibits professional behavior to peers by participating in professional organizations, sharing continuing education, and encouraging participation in the advancement of the Respiratory Care Profession.
What we are looking for:
  • Requires graduate of an AMA respiratory therapy program. Must be a Registered Respiratory Therapist, or be eligible to become a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by passing the advanced level exam of the N.B.R.C. Any new registry eligible staff member will be required to attempt and pass this examination within the first six (6) months or forfeit their position within the Respiratory Care Dept. and/or MercyOne Medical Center.
  • Maintains BCLS and ACLS PALS, and NRP certifications.
  • Prefer a minimum of one to two years experience in all aspects of respiratory care, but especially adult critical care.
  • Maintains a high level of professionalism, which positively promotes the image of MercyOne Medical Center.
  • Must be eligible for and maintain Iowa Respiratory Care Practitioner License.

Why MercyOne Siouxland?

MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center is a 238-bed regional center that provides residents in a 33-county tri-state region an entire continuum of preventive, primary, acute and tertiary healthcare services. MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center is home to the only Level II trauma center in western Iowa - one of only four trauma care facilities in the state to receive verification from the American College of Surgeons - and MercyOne Air Med, a regional helicopter ambulance service.

About MercyOne and Trinity Health

We are MercyOne: a connected system of health care facilities and services dedicated to helping you and your community live your best life.

More than 20,000 colleagues strong, our care providers and staff make your health and happiness their highest priority, so you can get well-and stay well. With 420 care locations, our clinics, medical centers and affiliates are never too far from home, allowing us to improve the lives of individuals and communities across the state of Iowa and beyond.

MercyOne Siouxland is a proud member of Trinity Health, one of the nation's largest Catholic healthcare delivery systems, our network spans 22 states, 94 hospitals and 133,000 colleagues nationwide.

The MercyOne Mission Defines Us:

MercyOne serves with fidelity to the Gospel as a compassionate, healing ministry of Jesus Christ to transform the health of our communities.

Our timeless values guide us:
  • Reverence
  • Integrity
  • Commitment to the Poor
  • Compassion
  • Excellence
  • Justice
  • Stewardship

MercyOne Siouxland and all its affiliates are proud to be equal opportunity employers. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, physical disability or any other classification protected under local, state or federal law.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

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