RCP II - Renker Wellness Center

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

* Job Objective: A brief overview of the position. * The position provides routine patient care to Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab patients and Adult Community Fitness Center Members * Reports to * Manager, Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation * Supervises * None * Ages of Patients * Adult * Geriatric * Blood Borne Pathogens * Minimal/ No Potential * Qualifications * Education * Required: Graduate from an AMA, CoARC or JRCRTE approved Respiratory Therapy program; current and valid Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) * Preferred: Associate Degree * Licensure/Certification * Required: Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) required; American Heart Association BLS. * Preferred: Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) and EKG Interpretation. * Experience * Required: 2 yrs acute/chronic resp. care * Preferred: 5 yrs acute/chronic resp. care * Essential Responsibilities * Demonstrates compliance with Code of Conduct and compliance policies, and takes action to resolve compliance questions or concerns and report suspected violations. * Responsible for direct patient care in Pulmonary Rehabilitation. * Performs evaluation on outpatient candidates for Pulmonary Rehab. * Develops care plan and establishes goals with patient and revises as indicated by the patient's response to treatment. * Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning. Family is included in teaching as appropriate. * Demonstrates extensive knowledge of pulmonary disease, surgeries and therapies. * Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families. * Stays current with new treatments/technologies/advancements through continuing education, seminars/conferences, professional journals and societies. * Provides accurate and precise reporting of patient condition and changes in a timely manner to Coordinator and physicians. * Consistent documentation in accordance with EMC policies and procedures. * Assists unit goals to meet budget. * Demonstrates competency in the operation of equipment specific to clinical area. * Communicates with co-workers prior to breaks and lunches to ensure continuity of patient care. * Demonstrates knowledge of Department of Nursing performance Improvement and Patient Safety goals. * Assists with rehabilitation of cardiac patients within scope of practice * Performs other duties as assigned.

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