Respiratory Therapist - $2,500.00 Sign On Bonus Available - Norfolk, VA
Company: PowerBack Rehabilitation
Location: Newport News
Posted on: June 19, 2022
$7,500 Retention Bonus for Full Time position !! -- Powerback is
a new way of delivering recovery, rehabilitation, respiratory, and
wellness services to patients across the nation. We deliver an
empowered approach to achieving your full potential by providing
integrated and individualized solutions. Our reimagined approach to
rehabilitation connects directly to the patient experience, which
is centered on transforming the road to recovery for everyone and
helping patients get their power back. It's patient-centered care
that provides a sustainable way of feeling better, moving better,
breathing better, and living better. POSITION SUMMARY: Under
general supervision and medical direction performs respiratory care
related procedures. Exercises considerable judgment in accordance
with physician's treatment plan and within the scope of
departmental policies and procedures. Scope of practice includes
patient/family assessment and management, resource management, care
facilitation, and discharge planning as required. Assesses
resident's condition, administers prescribed therapy and
aerosolized medications, observes and records resident's progress
and response to therapy modalities including adverse reactions to
drugs and therapy. Provides in-service training to residents,
family members, and facility staff. Resident population is
primarily adult and geriatric. Utilizes knowledge of the principles
of growth and development appropriate to the resident's age to
ensure that care provided meets the unique, physical and
psychological needs of the resident. Involves appropriate parties
(i.e. resident's family or facility staff) in the assessment,
treatment, and continuing care of the resident as needed. --
RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES: 1. Initiates, monitors and
maintains life support systems for residents in the skilled nursing
facility. a. Performs airway care and maintenance. b. Manages
artificial ventilator status as directed by an approved protocol.
c. Maintains and troubleshoots mechanical ventilators. d.
Participates in cardiopulmonary resuscitation procedures of bag
ventilation and closed chest massage. 2. Initiates, monitors and
documents performance of various respiratory care modalities. 3.
Performs assessment of residents' cardiopulmonary status utilizing
physical assessment and history taking skills, laboratory findings,
radiological studies of the chest, pulmonary function testing and
professional judgment to formulate a respiratory care plan upon the
order of a physician. 4. Performs various tasks prior to treating a
resident as follows: a. Check physician's orders for completeness.
b. Orders to include: diagnosis, ICD -10 code, type and duration of
therapy, type and dosage of medication, FI02 and frequency. c.
Check resident's chart for history, physical and for pertinent
information to determine precautions to be observed at bedside. d.
Observe and chart: pulse, respiration, breath sounds (number and
quality), and resident's general appearance, including breathing
exercises and teaching and training to residents. e. Notify
supervisor of all new starts and discontinued residents. 5.
Administers proper technical respiratory care procedures. Dispenses
proper dosage of medication, acquires and adjusts devices to insure
optimal results from therapy. This includes mask, mouthpiece, or
Trach equipment for resident's comfort and ease of operation,
regulates flow and pressure of equipment. Observes resident's
respiratory rate and pattern, pulse, breath sounds, reaction to
medication, any difficulty with therapy during and after treatment.
Chart and communicate to the resident's nurse any pertinent
information. Observe thorough and accurate charting technique. 6.
Inspects and tests equipment, disassembles, cleans, reassembles
equipment as required. Maintains adequate supply of necessary
equipment. Performs administrative duties and record keeping when
required. Disposes of equipment properly. 7. Assists in emergency
cardio-pulmonary resuscitation as an integral part of the emergency
team. Therapist is required to be CPR certified. 8. Initiates,
administers, evaluates response to, and documents all therapy
modalities according to departmental procedure and ordered by a
physician including: intermittent positive pressure breathing, hand
held nebulizer, chest physical therapy modalities, including
percussion, vibration, breathing and cough retraining exercises,
deep tracheal suctioning, incentive spirometry, sputum induction.
9. Recognizes resident's adverse reaction to therapy modalities and
takes correct action. 10. Documents all resident care services
rendered as part of a medical record. 11. Accepts and transcribes
verbal orders related to respiratory care procedures. 12. Sets up,
maintains and records log entries on all types of oxygen and
respiratory supplies and equipment as required. 13. Instructs
residents and family members in the rationale and methodology of
every respiratory procedure administered to each resident to
facilitate resident cooperation, understanding and efficiency of
treatment. Work towards set goals to reach maximum rehabilitation
potential. 14. Attends internal and external educational programs
and reads appropriate professional journals in order to maintain
and enhance technical skills and clinical competencies. 15.
Participates in interdisciplinary resident rounds and conferences
to plan and evaluate effective resident care. 16. Participates in
quality assurance program data collection as assigned. 17.
Responsible for the effective and efficient delivery of rehab
services; adherence to an established plan of care, department and
patient(s)' schedule, and timely documentation of services. 18.
Participates in general equipment troubleshooting and specific
tasks to optimize accuracy of diagnostic equipment including
quality control methods and preventive maintenance and calibration.
-- RT02 PandoLogic. Keywords: Respiratory Therapist, Location:
Newport News, VA - 23603
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