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Respiratory Technician

Company: ContinueCARE Hospital at Medical Center Odessa
Location: Odessa
Posted on: September 18, 2023

Job Description:

Under the supervision of the Lead Respiratory Therapist and upon request of the physician, sets up and operates various types of respiratory care equipment to be utilized in the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory disease and/or illness,-- Explain the purpose and procedure of treatments, tests and equipment to the patient and properly document all education given to patient(s) and their caregivers on the patient education form in the patient's chart.-- Conduct physician prescribed treatments; including but not limited to, Handheld Nebulizer Therapy and various nasal oxygen devices in order to administer prescribed medicinal vapors and gases, humidity, various oxygen concentrations to the respiratory system of the patient, and chest physical therapy treatments.-- Ensure the adequate maintenance of ventilation and/or compressions during cardiopulmonary resuscitation, record all pertinent information of treatments, patient response to treatments on respiratory care records and patient chart; place MAR's on patient's chart in proper order.-- Perform trach care per hospital policy and procedure.-- Make regular rounds and oxygen equipment at least twice per shift, change humidifiers, change Suction canisters daily, as well as spot-checking other respiratory therapy equipment per hospital policy and procedure.-- Assist in preparing respiratory care patients for physical therapy, ambulation, transport, etc. Properly stores oxygen tanks per OSHA and hospital guidelines.-- Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.-- Education/Experience: must be currently enrolled in an accredited respiratory care education program and completed first year--and Pharmacology course,-- ContinueCARE--Hospital--is a tobacco and drug free workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Keywords: ContinueCARE Hospital at Medical Center Odessa, Odessa , Respiratory Technician, Healthcare , Odessa, Texas

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