PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION
The Respiratory Therapy Intern is responsible for transportation and care of patients to and from the pulmonary department, along with cleaning and checking off of all Respiratory equipment.
- Duty 1: Performs all duties and responsibilities as assigned.
- Duty 2: Maintains all departmental and unit specific competencies for the support and provision of patient care.
- Duty 3: Responsible for the safe and efficient transportation of patients and materials to ensure the productivity of the department.
- Duty 4: Maintaining equipment to provide the economical and safe use thereof.
- Duty 5: Responsible for stocking needed supplies and materials, including oxygen tanks to provide uninterrupted patient care.
- Duty 6: Assists in performing daily tasks to ensure positive internal and external customer satisfaction when secretary is absent.
- Duty 7: Participates in the departmental process of: improvement projects, reviewing policies / procedures and equipment needs, then assists in implementing the change for the efficient delivery of care.
- Currently enrolled student in an Associate's degree Respiratory Therapy degree program within 12 months of graduation or 3rd or 4th year Respiratory Therapy student in a Bachelor of Science Respiratory degree program
- BLS Certification within 60 days of hire
- Works a minimum of 1 shift per month
- Positive service-oriented interpersonal and communication skills required.
- Individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served on his/her assigned unit/department. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient status. Must be able to interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to their age-specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in the area's policies and procedures.
GPA of 3.0 or higher
This position requires a full range of body motion with intermittent walking, lifting, bending, climbing, squatting, kneeling, twisting, sitting and standing. The associate must be able to sit for three hours and stand for 6 hours per day. The associate must be able to lift 75 pounds or more and assist with moving patients. This position requires corrected vision and hearing in the normal range. The associate must be able to reach work above the shoulders and the ability to operate a foot control. Individual must have excellent eye-hand coordination. This position requires excellent verbal communication skills to communicate with patients, physicians and co-workers. The individual must be able to operate motor vehicle. This position may result in exposure to chemicals and gases.
This position is classified “at risk” for possible occupational exposure to blood borne pathogens (HBV, HIV, etc.)
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