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Rehabilitation Respiratory Therapist

Company: Sevita
Location: La Mesa
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

NeuroRestorative, a member of the Sevita family, provides rehabilitation services for people of all ages with brain, spinal cord and medically complex injuries, illnesses and other challenges. In a variety of locations and community-based settings, we offer a range of programs, including vocational and therapy programs, day treatments, and specialized services for infants, children, adolescents, Military Service Members and Veterans. Rehabilitation Respiratory Therapist + La Mesa, CA + Per-diem Looking for rewarding work in an organization dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of others? Bring your commitment and clinical skills to a team-based workplace that puts people first. + Plan, implement, and evaluate the effectiveness of respiratory care provided at the Children's Recovery Center. + Provide direct patient care respiratory services as assigned. + Set up, adjust, and manage patients on continuous mechanical ventilation which includes maintenance of airway patency, auctioning, stabilizing trach tubes, monitoring cuff pressures, etc.; ensuring ventilators are delivering proper volume, mode of ventilation, pressures, respiratory rates, and oxygen concentration. When indicated, wean patients from continuous ventilation according to established procedures. + Thoroughly and completely document all therapeutic and diagnostic activities and results in the patient's medical record. + Assess the appropriateness of the respiratory care ordered and discuss variances with primary physician when necessary. + Formulate an appropriate Respiratory Care plan based upon patient assessment; monitor and identify any problem regarding quality assurance; communicate effectively with all physicians utilizing respiratory care services in clinical area. + Participate in patient rounds in designated clinical area and serve as respiratory care resource person to other members of the health-care team; communicate changes in the respiratory care plan to other healthcare team members. + Explain treatment procedures to patients and/or family members to allay fears and elicit cooperation; ensure patient education regarding the pulmonary system. + Participate in meetings and conferences designed to expedite and improve delivery of respiratory care; participate in clinical in-service education and training concerning respiratory care policies and procedures. + Propose, develop, and help implement techniques, methodology, and treatment modalities related to respiratory care; assist in development of new clinical procedures in designated area. + Perform emergency and acute Respiratory Care procedures in accordance with service policy and procedures, responding to all cardiopulmonary arrest and performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation and airway care as needed. Identify the need for development of improved documentation forms as necessary. + Identify problem areas regarding department, staff, and patient safety. + Perform peer review of other therapists working in area of responsibility. + Provide input to supervisor regarding staffing, equipment, and supply needs. + Assemble, check, correct malfunctions, and perform quality controls on respiratory care equipment. + Maintain clinical and professional competency based upon established standards of practice. Qualifications: + Graduation from an approved program in Respiratory Therapy; Associate's Degree in Respiratory Care Technology preferred. + Two years of relevant experience. + Credentialing and registration as required by state. + Ability to apply pediatric respiratory principles in the clinical setting. + Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills required. + Self-motivated and detail-oriented with ability to problem solve. + PALS certification required (May complete after hire). Why Join Us? + Full compensation/benefits package for employees working 30+ hours/week. + 401(k) with company match. + Paid time off and holiday pay. + Complex work adding value to the organization's mission alongside a great team of co-workers. + Enjoy job security with nationwide career development and advancement opportunities. We have meaningful work for you - come join our team - Apply Today! Sevita is a leading provider of home and community-based specialized health care. We believe that everyone deserves to live a full, more independent life. We provide people with quality services and individualized supports that lead to growth and independence, regardless of the physical, intellectual, or behavioral challenges they face. We've made this our mission for more than 50 years. And today, our 40,000 team members continue to innovate and enhance care for the 50,000 individuals we serve. Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/vetsThe Mentor Network is pleased to be an equal employment employer Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Keywords: Sevita, La Mesa , Rehabilitation Respiratory Therapist, Healthcare , La Mesa, California

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