Respiratory Therapy, pool, Hartford Job Opening
Respiratory Therapy, pool, Hartford
Aurora Health Care• Hartford, Wisconsin
How You'll Make a Difference:
Performs respiratory therapy procedures and provides invasive and noninvasive therapeutic and diagnostic services to patients.
Performs patient assessments utilizing pulmonary diagnostics, blood gases, chest radiograph, hemodynamic values, laboratory values, and correlates blood gases and electrolytes. May also perform pulmonary function diagnostic procedures.
Operates specialized ventilators in critical care and non-critical care venues. Assists physician with bedside or other procedures as applicable to facility.
Provides medication treatments per physician order and/or patient driven respiratory protocols (PDRP's) via nebulizer or inhaler as prescribed.
Assesses patient's cardiopulmonary status, utilizing PDRP's and recommends changes in treatment to facilitate best patient outcomes. Identifies and addresses the special needs of patients in critical care settings.
Sets up and monitors continuous positive airway pressure machines (CPAP's) and noninvasive ventilators. Assists with transport of invasively and non-invasively ventilated patients.
Cleans, maintains and ensures proper working of equipment, troubleshooting problems as necessary and identifying the need for service and/or repair.
Educates and instructs patients in purpose, technique, self-care, goal of therapy, and disease management.
Documents patient diagnoses and objectives on the patient record sheet utilizing the hospital's information system and enters patient's information and charges.
What it Will Take:
Licenses & Certifications
Respiratory Care Practitioner license issued by the state of Wisconsin, and
Respiratory Therapist certification (CRT) issued by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC), or
Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) issued by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) needs to be obtained within 1 year.
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) needs to be obtained within 6 months unless department leader has determined it is not required.
Associate's Degree in Respiratory Therapy.
Required Functional Experience
No experience required
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Effective organizational, interpersonal and problem solving skills. Problem solving and decision making for patient care and equipment use. Basic computer skills.
Casual Position Respiratory Therapist. Ideal candidate would be experienced and be available 3rd shift and weekends.
1032 E Sumner St
At Aurora Health Care:
We pride ourselves on taking care of our people. And not just our patients—we mean you, too. We help each other live well. When you work at Aurora, you get the chance to work with a dedicated team that’s as passionate about the work as you are. Here, you’ll find limitless opportunities for ongoing learning, career advancement, competitive compensation and a stable work environment. But more than that, you have the opportunity to change lives—including your own.
Diversity and inclusion matters at Aurora. We celebrate our differences and nurture an environment where everyone feels included. We know that when we reflect the communities we serve, when we embrace differences and bring our whole selves to work every day, we are working as one to build a healthier tomorrow for everyone. Aurora supports a safe, healthy and drug-free work environment through criminal background checks and pre-employment drug testing. We maintain a smoke-free environment at all our locations. We are an equal opportunity employer.