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Respiratory Care Apprentice

Company: Kootenai Health
Location: Coeur D Alene
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Respiratory Care Apprentice28608Position Summary:A respiratory care apprentice (RCA) is a currently enrolled respiratory therapy student or recent graduate of respiratory care, who is employed in a non-licensed capacity defined by Idaho state legislature under the Respiratory Care Practice Act. A RCA may, under the direct supervision of a licensed respiratory care practitioner, perform all functions completed and approved by the respiratory care manager and/or respiratory clinical educator and the director of the associated school of respiratory care. Responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of a licensed respiratory care practitioner, the RCA will assist in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients with pulmonary diseasesAs the RCA advances through respiratory school and knowledge increases through didactic and skill acquisition, at the organizations discretion, the RCA may choose to advance assistive duties through skill and competency validation as overseen by the manager of pulmonary services and/or respiratory clinical educator. Direct supervision by a respiratory care practitioner continues to be required while the student is a Respiratory Care Apprentice.Reads charts, equipment settings, literature, and other printed and handwritten materials
Communicates with patients, physicians, families, and co-workers in person and on telephoneCollects and analyzes sputum, blood, and breath specimens to determine levels of oxygen, carbon dioxide, and other gasesAids physicians and respiratory therapy staff members with procedures Performs other related duties as assignedFamiliar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the field Regular and predictable attendance is an essential job functionCompetent to meet age specific needs of the unit assigned Requirements and Minimum Qualifications:
Actively enrolled student currently in or starting their critical care rotation or a recent graduate in good standing in an accredited school of respiratory therapy requiredSuccessful completion of basic respiratory care clinical skills as defined by competencies completed within the respiratory care program The competency skills checklist must be signed by a respiratory care instructor at the RCA s respective respiratory program. Ongoing competency progression oversight will occur via collaboration between the respiratory care program/instructor and the respiratory care manager and/or respiratory care clinical educator. The RCA s assigned duties will be at the discretion of the organization but not to exceed competency validation.Intent to pursue employment in the respiratory therapy department at Kootenai Health preferred
  • Upon graduation, a provisional license is required. The RCA may continue to work for a maximum of 3 months under a provisional license at which time they must show proof of Idaho RT licensure and the minimum credential CRT. Registry credential (RRT) must be completed within 6 months from date of graduation.
  • Working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking EnglishMust possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computer skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, etc.
  • BLS Required. Current AHA Healthcare provider, American Red Cross, AHA Heartsaver
  • Certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) requiredWorking Conditions:
    • Must be able to maintain a standing and/or sitting position
    • Must be able to lift and move up to 35 lbs.Typical Equipment used in a clinical roleMust be able to stoop, crouch or bendMust be able to push, pull, or transport heavy equipment Must be able to assist in patient transferKootenai Health complies with applicable federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or sex. Kootenai Health does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or sex.Schedule: Part Time,Variable Associated topics: fertilize, garden, lawn, manage, management, manufacture, plant management, production management, scanner, watering

Keywords: Kootenai Health, Coeur d'Alene , Respiratory Care Apprentice, Other , Coeur D Alene, Idaho

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