Holdenville Hospital Authority
  • Holdenville, OK, USA
  • Hourly
  • Seasonal

Under the supervision of the Cardiopulmonary Services Medical Director and The Chief Nursing Officer, and the Director of Respiratory Therapy, the Staff Therapist is responsible for providing Cardiopulmonary Care Services in accordance with specific physician's orders, department policies and procedures. This position is PRN (as needed).

Maintains knowledge of the various methods of oxygen delivery, including the necessary equipment. Remains alert, assesses possible side effects to oxygen delivery.

Administers respiratory therapy treatments, understands the purpose of each and the possible side effects associated with each.

Sets-up and monitors mechanical ventilators and the associated critical care duties required for such treatment, such as airway management and tracheal suctioning.

Performs arterial punctures to obtain arterial blood samples for blood gas analysis, and understands the possible complications and contraindications associated with the procedure.

Follows departmental equipment sterilization procedures.

Documents all pertinent data on the patient's medical record following completion of any service.

Maintains a thorough knowledge of all departmental forms, flow charts, logbooks and their proper usage.

Performs EKGs, sends reports to physicians who requested them and files reports in department, according to department procedures.

Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the differences in techniques and treatment modalities as performed on patients of varying ages, including pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients.

Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly. Inspects and tests respiratory therapy equipment to ensure that it is functioning safely and efficiently.

Holdenville Hospital Authority
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