OPPORTUNITY:

PsyPhyCare, a division of Business Staffing of America, Inc., is seeking to contract with a Respiratory Therapist for a client located in Phoenix, AZ 85016

The Respiratory Therapist provides ventilation services and breathing treatment to patients as requested by Inpatient medical staff. Provide patient treatment ventilation and other breathing related treatments.

IHS is the principal federal health care provider and health advocate for the Indian people and to ensure that comprehensive, culturally appropriate personal and public health services are available and accessible to the American Indian and Alaska Native people; to promote excellence and quality through innovation into an optimally performing organization; and to strengthen program management and operations. IHS currently provides a comprehensive health service delivery system to approximately 2.6 million American Indians and Alaska Natives who belong to 574 federally recognized tribes in 37 states.

PLACE OF PERFORMANCE:

  • Phoenix, Arizona 85106

WORK HOURS: 40 Hours per week or 5 days out of the normal work week. The facility is open Monday-Friday 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. with the weekends off. Ability to provide after-hours services if needed.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Administer volume oriented intermittent positive pressure breathing therapy [IPPB] chest physical therapy [CPT] i.e., percussion, vibration and postural drainage aerosol therapy incentive spirometry therapy and mixed gas therapy treatments.
  • Provides patient assessments during rounds of treatments/medication administration and/or mechanical ventilator checks.
  • Provides pre-operative instruction regarding post- operative respiratory therapy modalities instruction for home respiratory care and instruction for breathing retraining.
  • Initiates, monitors and discontinues all modes of oxygen therapy and initiates, monitors and discontinues all modes of supplemental airway humidification, including ultrasonic nebulizers, continuous aerosols and humidity tents in conjunction with physician’s orders.
  • Obtains and/or induces adequate sputum specimens for lab analysis. Inspect, clean, test and maintain respiratory therapy equipment to ensure equipment is functioning safely and efficiently, orders repairs when necessary.
  • Provides diagnostic evaluation of spirometric and pulmonary mechanics to include vital capacity, peak flow, forced expiratory volume and/or flow rates.
  • Initiates, monitors and discontinues mechanical support of ventilation. Performs weaning parameters, extubation, and evaluates need for further airway support and communicates with the physician. Weans patients from ventilators per department policy and procedure. Performs patient assessment duties. Charts in the patient record summary of all therapy modalities administered.
  • Receives documents and carries out verbal orders from the physician related to respiratory care. Checks for current and accurate physicians’ orders, if necessary, notifies the clinical supervisor. Acts as a consultant to the physician on matters of respiratory care and the practice of respiratory therapy.
  • Assists in the training and orientation of students and new employees when requested to do so. Performs related duties as assigned. Teach, train, supervise, and utilize the assistance of students, respiratory therapy technicians, and assistants.
  • Performs, administers and evaluates cardiopulmonary diagnostic studies [PFT, Holter Monitor, EKG, ETT, etc.].
  • Assists in emergency and/or elective intubation, oral or nasal, on patient with impending respiratory failure/cardiac arrest. Provides tracheostomy care [changing and maintaining tracheal tubes]. Performs arterial and venous punctures for the purpose of blood analysis.
  • Acts as charge therapist when assigned. Charge or lead responsibilities include but are not limited to making out shift assignments, and handling emergency calls. Complies with all safety rules regarding oxygen delivery, setup, storage and administration.
  • Maintains the skills and knowledge necessary to administer care to all age groups.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

POSITION REQUIRMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education: High School Diploma or GED equivalent Certification:
  • Completion of two full academic years of study and clinical experience from a CoARC-accredited respiratory therapy degree program
  • Must have and maintain a current valid Respiratory Care Practitioner license from any state of the United States of America, The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States
  • Must have and maintain a current valid Certified Respiratory Therapist [CRT]
  • Must have and maintain a current valid BLS Certification from the American Heart Association [AHA]
  • Must have and maintain a current valid Advance Cardiopulmonary Life Support [ACLS] Certification from the American Heart Association [AHA], if none, must obtain within 90 days from date of hire Experience
  • Must have two [2] years of experience in respiratory care at a general/acute hospital

Please send the following documents:

1. Copy of C.V

2. Copy of State License / Certifications

3. Proof of Mal-Practice Insurance, if you have it.