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Respiratory Therapist

CHI Mercy Health of Roseburg Roseburg, Oregon
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The posted compensation range of $29.02 - $42.08 /hour is a reasonable estimate that extends from the lowest to the highest pay CommonSpirit in good faith believes it might pay for this particular job, based on the circumstances at the time of posting. CommonSpirit may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range as permitted by law.

Requisition ID 2023-285908 Employment Type Full Time Department Respiratory Therapy Hours/Pay Period 72 Shift Night Weekly Schedule 6pm - 6:30am Remote No Category Therapy
Overview

CHI Mercy Health offers the unique opportunity to grow professionally in a supportive, highly rewarding work environment and to satisfy your soul in the surroundings of a breathtakingly beautiful natural setting. More than 100 years after the founding of our organization, the core values - Compassion, Inclusion, Integrity, Excellence and Collaboration - that guide our interactions with our patients and each other remain the same. In the welcoming embrace of these nurturing communities, you will feel immediately at home

Roseburg is located on Interstate 5 in Southern Oregon's scenic Douglas County. The community is nestled in a lush, forested region known as the 100 Valleys of the Umpqua.

In many places, you’ll find it hard to maintain a healthy work-life/personal-life balance because the pace of one is indistinguishable from the other. Not here. Life never stops here, but it slows to an easy, welcome pace. A traffic jam means you missed the yellow and have to wait for the next green. A terrible parking space is the one across from the restaurant, instead of in front of it. And the three words you may never hear are, “Wow, that’s expensive.” Easy is the best way to describe life here.  Hard-to-beat works too.

While you’re busy impacting the healthcare industry, we’ll take care of you with benefits that may include health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid vacation, adoption assistance, annual bonus eligibility, and more!


Responsibilities
Shift:  6pm - 6:30am
Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Director and Supervisor of Respiratory Therapy, the Registered Respiratory Therapist administers respiratory therapy care and life support to patients with deficiencies and abnormalities of the cardiopulmonary system, under the supervision of physician and by prescription.

Essential Duties:
  • Interviews patient and family members to obtain information about home environment, family relationships, health and psychosocial history.
  • Reads prescriptions, reviews patient information, and assesses patient condition, to administer respiratory therapy without posing a threat to self and others.
  • Observes, inspects and tests respiratory therapy equipment to ensure equipment is functioning safely and efficiently. Adjusts equipment to obtain optimum results to therapy. Orders repairs when needed.
  • Cleans, disinfects, and sterilizes equipment used in administration of respiratory therapy.
  • Sets up and operates devices such as mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration apparatus, environmental control systems, and aerosol generators.
  • Operates equipment to ensure specified parameters of treatment, such as volume, gas concentration, humidity, and temperature, and to administer medicinal gases and aerosol drugs to patients.
  • Monitors patient’s physiological responses to therapy, such as vital signs, arterial blood gases, and blood chemistry changes.
  • Performs bronchopulmonary drainage and assists patient in performing breathing exercises.
  • Performs pulmonary function tests to be used by physician in diagnosis of case.
  • Assists in C-sections and Bronchoscopies.
  • Responds to Rapid Response, Code Blue, and Trauma’s in the ER.
  • Assists in Percutaneous Tracheotomies in ICU and Bedside Bronchoscopies.
  • Consults with physician in the event of adverse reactions.
  • Maintains patient’s charts that contain pertinent identifications and therapy information.
  • Demonstrates respiratory care procedure to trainees and other health care personnel.
  • Demonstrates ability in the care and handling of patients in all age groups including, but not limited to, consideration of the special needs and behavior of each respective group.
  • Assumes responsibility as Lead when necessary. Delegates the workload ensuring no compromise to patient care. Assesses productivity during the shift with the authority to flex up or down as workload determines need.
  • Resolves any conflict or situation that needs immediate attention, and records the details for the Director and Supervisor.
  • Communicates with Director and Supervisor any personnel issues that need immediate attention, as it pertains to quality of work or standards of care.

Qualifications
License/Certification:
  • Certification as a Registered Respiratory Therapist from the National Board of Respiratory Care.
  • Current license as a Respiratory Therapist from the State of Oregon.
  • American Heart Association BLS for Health Care Providers within 30 days of hire.
  • ACLS and NRP within 60 days of hire.
Experience:
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work independently as part of the care delivery team.
Education:
  • Associate’s degree from accredited Respiratory Therapy training program.
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