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Sinai Health System RRT- Registry in Chicago, Illinois

About Sinai Health System

Located on Chicago’s West and Southwest Side, Sinai Health System is comprised of Mount Sinai Hospital, Holy Cross Hospital, Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital, Sinai Children’s Hospital, Sinai Community Institute, Sinai Medical Group, and Sinai Urban Health Institute.

The entities of Sinai Health System collectively deliver a full range of quality inpatient and outpatient services, as well as a large number of innovative, community-based health, research and social service programs. We focus our collective depth of expertise and passion to improve the health of the 1.5 million people who live in our diverse service area. With our team of dedicated caregivers, Sinai Health System is committed to building stronger, healthier communities.

A partner with the Jewish United Fund in serving our community

Registered Respiratory Therapist – PT Nights

General Summary

Provision of treatments, therapies including medication, to patients of all ages in accordance with physician written orders and in accordance with the organization and department policies and procedures. Has knowledge and training to apply special equipment and techniques in a manner that provides positive patient outcome. Has knowledge and training to assess patients for respiratory care needs and support, and ability to assess treatment or therapy outcome. Has knowledge and training to assess patients for respiratory care needs and support, and ability to assess treatment or therapy outcome. Completes documentation of all aspects of patient care.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Properly, skillfully, and safely operates all equipment including but not limited to oxygen delivery, nebulizer therapy, Ventilator care, BIPAP use, percussive techniques, and sputum induction; appropriate to the assessment of the patient including age and condition.

  • Provision of medications to patients of all ages in accordance with the physician written order. Demonstrates knowledge of the various medications used in treatment or therapies, their indications and contraindications and proper dosage. Has the ability to assess patient outcomes including recognition of adverse reaction to medications.

  • Demonstrates the ability and knowledge to recognize and/or suggest alternative treatment or therapy modalities to physicians based upon assessment of the patient. the assessment of the patient including age and condition.

  • Demonstrates the ability to provide adequate patient education and instruction on the safety, appropriate and effective use of various respiratory therapies and treatments. sment of the patient including age and condition.

  • Accurately and legibly documents all assessments, treatments, therapies, medications, instructions, education, outcomes or other required information on appropriate medical records, forms, Interdisciplinary Plan of Care (IPOC) and log-sheets. Accurately enters correct patient charges for services provided.

  • Responsible for the review of treatment and therapy orders in assigned area including tagging protocol for renewal or discontinuance of orders and treatment hold protocol.

  • Follows Infection Control guidelines including isolation precautions, hand hygiene, equipment cleaning and sterilization. Follows safety precautions including the use of Personal Protective Equipment as appropriate and oxygen safety protocols. Has knowledge of oxygen emergency shut off locations and protocols.

  • Demonstrates the ability to procure arterial/venous blood gas specimens in accordance with the department procedure.

  • Demonstrates the ability to operate and analyze arterial/venous blood gas specimens using department blood gas analyzers.

  • Observes quality control and maintenance requirements of the department blood gas analyzers.

  • Demonstrates knowledge and initiative to take appropriate action when blood gas analyzer(s) parameters are out of operational limits.

  • Restocks supplies in all areas as needed, including Code Carts, equipment cleaning/preparation for sterilization. Keeps department designated areas and work carts clean and professional in appearance.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND LICENSURE:

  • Graduate of an approved two-year School of Respiratory Care or equivalent with current credentials of Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT).

  • Must have current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation certification (CPR).

  • Must have a valid State of Illinois Respiratory Care Practioner License.

  • NRP/RRT/CRT

MINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • Be able to apply the learned principles, methods, and techniques of Respiratory Care, the use, care and operation of Respiratory Care equipment and supplies.

  • Must know the various locations of departments within the hospital, their policies and procedures.

  • Six (6) to twelve (12) months of previous experience in an inpatient care setting is desirable.

If this describes you, then apply today for immediate consideration.

Sinai Health System is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, gender identity, gender expression, sex/gender, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, use of a guide dog or service animal, military/veteran status, citizenship status, basis of genetic information, or any other group protected by law.

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