Rush University Medical Center  Respiratory Therapist 3 in Chicago, Illinois

Job Title: Respiratory Therapist 3

Department: Respiratory Therapy

Shift: 1st

Full/Part: Active Regular FT (72 to 80 hours per pay period)

Specialty: Respiratory Therapy

Job Number: 2018-3621

Job Description:

Respiratory Therapist 3

Are you a friendly, outgoing, well-rounded, front desk professional interested in a career for a dynamic unit? If this describes you, you may be the right candidate for the

Diagnostic Patient Coordinator position at Rush University Medical Center!

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Provides charge therapist duties; assigns/reassigns workload for staff, updates department information management systems during the shift, prepares workload assignments for the next shift.Provides patient care in assigned areas on a routine basisPrecepts employees during new employee orientation and during orientation to a specialty care unit. Instructs practitioners in policy, procedures, equipment, theory, new techniques, and department competencies; instructs other healthcare workers.Assist with protocol or guideline development, implementation, and complianceProvide leadership in assigned areas to ensure compliance with protocols and guidelines and communication between staff, physicians, and nursing. Assists with policy and procedure updates and development.Performs advance competencies in assigned areas; such as, high frequency ventilation, airway pressure release ventilation, proportional assist ventilation, heliox therapy, inhaled nitric oxide, and patient transports.Documents work timely, completely, and accurately, including documentation in the patient medical record, documentation in the department records, and patient billing.

Assesses patient oxygenation, ventilation, and hemodynamic status through clinical observation, patient assessment, physiologic monitoring including oximetry, capnography, ventilator waveform analysis, cardiac output, ECG, and laboratory values. Demonstrate initiative in optimizing patient care by participating in physician rounds and documenting assessment findings and therapy changes. Provides patient/family education. Performs bronchoscopy assist (adult section only).Assists in completing staff competencies.Conducts assigned staff performance evaluations in a timely manner.Participates in CQI and QA initiatives including work audits and committee participation.Provides clinical supervision of respiratory care students on rotation. Leads committees as assigned; chair one department committee and/or serve on a hospital committee.Coordinate research activities as assigned.Demonstrate professionalism by belonging to a professional organization such as AARC / ISRC and continuing education in management, research, or education. Publish in a professional journal and/or lecture at a professional meeting.

Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Abilities: Bachelor degree required, Master degree desired. Employee must matriculate to a fully accredited Master of Science in Respiratory Care or a related field within one year of employment. Must confer the degree of Master of Science within three years of employment. Registered Respiratory Therapist and an Illinois Respiratory Care Practitioner license. Certified Asthma Educator credential preferred. Adult critical care clinical specialty requires BLS, ACLS, and the NBRC Critical Care specialty credential.

Company Highlights:

Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care. Leading academic medical center, acute care hospital w/ 664 licensed beds.

Ranked among the top 20 “Best Places to Work” by Indeed.

For demonstrating leadership in the use of information technology, Rush University Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital have been listed among the most wired hospitals in the nation by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

In U.S. News & World Report's 2017-2018 Best Hospitals issue, Rush ranked among the top 50 hospitals in 8 of 16 categories. Rush University Medical Center is a four-time Magnet® facility, the highest recognition given for nursing excellence. Rush was also the first hospital in Illinois serving adults and children to receive Magnet status.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.