Respiratory Limited Permit Holder, Respiratory Therapy, Varying Shift

Job Description

Respiratory Limited Permit Holder, Varying Shift, Respiratory Therapy Department

UC Health is hiring a PRN Respiratory Limited Permit Holder for the respiratory therapy department for a varying shift at West Chester Hospital.

The Respiratory Limited Permit Holder, under general supervision, delivers non-critical patient care services to all age groups using selected invasive and noninvasive techniques related to the cardiopulmonary system. Duties performed will be based on the following: Approval of the Respiratory Care Board in accordance with the licensure act of the respective state. Must be checked off to perform duties by department orientation representative or department manager. Responsible for the performance of other duties as assigned.

About West Chester Hospital

West Chester Hospital provides its patients with access to the region's largest group of specialized physicians and medical providers. With a reputation for providing outstanding patient experiences and quality medical care, the hospital consistently ranks amongst the top 5% in the nation.

West Chester Hospital provides a Level III Trauma Center that delivers superior emergency and critical care, and a certified Primary Stroke Center that provides access to the subspecialty care at the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute. West Chester Hospital has also achieved Magnet Recognition for excellence in nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center® (ANCC), and the hospital is routinely ranked among the best places to work in Ohio and Greater Cincinnati.

Responsibilities

Job Responsibilities
  • Engages in population appropriate communication. Has knowledge of growth and development milestones and tasks. Gives clear instructions to patients/family regarding treatment. Involves family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment and continuing care of the patient.
  • Identifies any physical limitations of the patient and deploys intervention when necessary. Recognizes and responds appropriately to patients/families with behavioral health problems. Interprets population related data and plans care appropriately. Identifies and responds appropriately to different needs resulting from, unique psychological needs or those associated with religious / cultural norms.
  • Performs treatments, administers medication or operates equipment safely. Recognizes and responds to signs/symptoms of abuse or neglect.
  • Performs and monitors patient progress and response to services. Assess patients and makes appropriate recommendations based on outcomes with regard to therapeutic interventions. Performs invasive and non-invasive therapeutic/diagnostic modalities. Procedure/services performed are according to department policy and procedure.
  • Correctly records all information in the patient legal record and maintains department records. Hand-off of care performed using the SBAR model.
  • Educates patients on their disease state, wellness, home care modalities and safety.
  • Applies technical knowledge to consult with physician with regard to cardiopulmonary status. Acts as a resource. Supportive of leadership initiatives.

Listed below are the main services provided:
  • Clinical Assessment
  • BiPAP, CPAP on the non-critical floor units
  • Cardiac Resuscitation and airway management
  • Assist with research
  • Medical Gas Therapy
  • Continuous and intermittent Aerosolized Medication Therapy
  • Incentive Spirometry
  • Autogenic Drainage
  • PEP Therapy
  • Flutter Therapy
  • Percussion and Postural Drainage
  • High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation Therapy
  • Ultrasonic Nebulizer
  • Arterial Blood Gas Puncture and Sampling
  • Oximetry, Transcutaneous and End Tidal CO2 Monitoring
  • Suctioning
  • In-Exsufflator Therapy
  • Nocturnal Pulse Oximetry
  • Interpulmonary Percussive Ventilation
  • Pulmonary Function Studies
  • Breathing Retraining Techniques and Exercises
  • Sputum Specimen Collection
  • EzPAP Pulmonary Expansion Therapy
  • EKGs
  • Trach Care


Qualifications

Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Minimum Required: High School Diploma or GED. Must be actively enrolled in a respiratory program.
  • Must have student licensure. Current license or permit to practice respiratory care issued by the respective state.
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS).
  • Must be able to apply cardiopulmonary knowledge and skills appropriate to patient diagnosis.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work effectively in teams.

Join our team as a Respiratory Limited Permit Holder in our respiratory therapy department and work alongside the best and brightest clinical teams collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

Join our team to BE UC Health. Be Extraordinary. Be Supported. Be Hope. Apply Today!

About UC Health

UC Health is an integrated academic health system serving Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching-a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations. Members of UC Health include: UC Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living, University of Cincinnati Physicians and UC Health Ambulatory Services (with more than 900 board-certified clinicians and surgeons), Lindner Center of HOPE and several specialized institutes including: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction. Learn more at uchealth.com.

At UC Health, we're proud to have the best and brightest teams and clinicians collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.

UC Health is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of employment.