Company: Yale New Haven Health
Location: New Haven
Posted on: February 19, 2021
Overview To be part of our organization, every employee should
understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and
live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered,
respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as
individuals and professionals, every day.
The Respiratory Therapist I is a health care professional who is a
graduate of a Program in Respiratory Care approved by the committee
on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) and is licensed by
the State of Connecticut as a Respiratory Care Practitioner. The
Therapist I performs a variety of clinical activities in the
assessment, treatment and education of the patient with respiratory
problems. The Therapist I actively supports and serves as a
resource to the other members of the patient care team. The
Therapist I supports departmental and interdepartmental quality
Responsibilities -- Clinical Application of Respiratory Care:
Functions efficiently, resourcefully and skillfully in providing
patients optimum age-specific respiratory care. -- Assesses
patient's pulmonary status employing basic skills, which include
reviewing the medical chart, patient interview, physical
examination, and interpretation of blood gases. Demonstrates
proficiency and consistency with all assessment skills, including
interpretation of x-ray and blood gases, RAW, CL graphic displays,
etc. Demonstrates knowledge and interpretation of diagnostic
procedures such as PPD, overnight oximetry, peak flow, arterial
puncture, sputum induction. -- Documentation and Written
communication: Contributes to effective communication within the
department through documentation of services administered, changes
in patients clinical status, and therapeutic objectives. -- Records
all care provided via electronic medical record accurately.
Identifies patient on written documents by using MRN and patient
labels as required by department and hospital policy . Notes
consistently include ABGs, patient assessment, weaning assessment,
and parameters. Maintains patient confidentiality with
documentation practices. -- Consultation and Collaboration and Oral
Communication: Communicates clearly and appropriately with
co-workers. Demonstrates a cooperative team spirit, effectively
contributing to excellence of patient care. -- Patient report
information is appropriate and conveys current patient status.
Gives report using SBAR format and attentively, courteously accepts
report in order to facilitate transition from one shift to the
next. Accurately, completely, and concisely gives a safe hand off
for all relevant clinical information on patient's clinical course
and status. -- Self-Development, Professionalism and Leadership -
Assumes responsibility for maintaining clinical competency through
continuing education, professional growth, and development. --
Assumes responsibility for professional self-development. Keeps
self-informed about current trends within the profession and new
procedures/equipment in the department. Requests inservices as
appropriate to maintain competencies for equipment and procedures.
Maintains membership in AARC, NBRC or demonstrates other active
participation in profession.
EDUCATION Graduation from an accredited program of Respiratory
Care, NBRC Registration. Bachelor of Science Degree preferred.
EXPERIENCE This is an entry level position for new grads plus those
with some experience in critical care or neonatal environments.
LICENSURE CT RCP License Available shifts: 36 HRS. 12 hour PMs
Keywords: Yale New Haven Health, New Haven , Respiratory Therapist, Healthcare , New Haven, Connecticut
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