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Respiratory Care Practitioner II - Grade 755

Kaiser Permanente
San Leandro, CA 94577
Under supervision of a physician experienced in respiratory care, is expected to assume clinical responsibility for specific respiratory care modalities & to adjust or modify therapeutic techniques w/in well-defined procedures based on a limited range of patient responses. Works under the general supervision of an administrative supervisor or at the direction of a technical lead to deliver respiratory care services to patients in all areas of the hospital. Must be able to adapt to the particular area of duty assignment & to perform special duties required by the assignment. Standards of performance for the area to which the individual is assigned must be maintained. Special duties may include provision of basic & advanced respiratory care to neonatal & pediatric patients in the intensive care unit & during transport. It also may include performance of a variety of diagnostic tests of the cardiopulmonary system & to determine the effect of disease & treatment on that system.

Essential Functions:

- Selects, reviews, obtains & interprets data

- Accurately transcribes physician orders to electronic charting system or dept'l patient master

- Interprets data to formulate goal-directed plan of care & determines requirements for treatment

- Recommends procedures to obtain additional data including radiographs, bronchoscopy, Gram stain & C&S, spirometry, blood gas analysis, lung mechanics, work of breathing, EKG, & noninvasic monitoring

- Performs diagnostic modalities

- Performs procedures & interprets results: ABG sampling & analysis, co-oximetry, spirometry, pressure-volume & flow-volume loops, cuff pressure, & sputum induction

- Selects, assembles & checks equipment for proper function, operation & cleanliness

- Ensures proper function & ready availability of respiratory related life support equipment

- Troubleshoots & performs minor repairs of equipment

- Participates in routine dept'l programs of cleaning, disinfecting & sterilizing of respiratory care & other related equipment

- Initiates, conducts & modifies prescribed therapeutic or diagnostic procedures

- Observes established safety & security procedures & protects patients from nosocomial infection

- Explains planned therapy or procedures & goals to patient in understandable terms to achieve optimal therapeutic outcomes

- Conducts therapeutic procedures to maintain a patient airway, remove bronchopulmonary secretions, and/or achieve adequate ventilation & oxygenation

- Monitors patient's physiological responses to therapy, recognizes patient adverse reaction & stops or modifies or recommends modification to procedure based on patient response

- Documents all required info in the medical record according to dept'l policy & procedure

- Initiates pressure-cycled/volume-cycled/high frequency ventilation

- Weans/modifies mechanical ventilation according to assessment & physician orders

- Assists w//or performs extubation

- Conducts patient education & disease mgmt

- Contributes to dept'l quality improvement activities

- Assesses priorities for delivery of patient care & redistributes resources as necessary

- Protects data from intentional or unintentional destruction, modification, or disclosure

- Maintains a current knowledge base of dept'l info mgmt systems, including collection, maintenance, & dissemination of info, as well as approp audit trails

- Participates in continuing education for professional development in Respiratory Care & related fields

- This job has no supervisory responsibilities


Posted: 2019-10-02 Expires: 2019-11-01

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Respiratory Care Practitioner II - Grade 755

Kaiser Permanente
San Leandro, CA 94577

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