Respiratory Ther Serv Aid

New Haven, CT
Nov 8, 2018

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Job Description

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran
Summary:
Responsible for supporting the overall operations of the department both campuses. Responsible for supply inventory and ordering, stocking the main storeroom and satellites. Delivers and removes respiratory care equipment to ensure good working condition and sufficient supply. Assists therapists in transporting ventilated patients. Responsible for ventilator and non-invasive ventilator fleet including availability, cleaning, set up, operational verification, and distribution
Responsibilities:
  • 1. Manages and distributes equipment to ensure adequate supply at all times, uses PDAD correctly to maintain par levels of supplies
  • 1.1. Checks all dirty utility rooms for and other areas for respiratory care equipment and returns equipment to appropriate area or CSS.
  • 1.2. Inventories He/O2 tanks and oxygen cabinet daily and calls Service Response Center (SRC) to reorder/ pick up tanks as needed.
  • 1.3. Gathers and distributes equipment on daily basis to all satellites to ensure an adequate supply for patient care.
  • 1.4. Gathers dirty equipment on a daily basis, completes appropriate papaerwork, and ensures delivery to central supply for processing.
  • 1.5. Inventories storage areas using PDAD on scheduled days to maintain an adequate supply level, reporting supply needs to appropriate individual in a timely manner .
  • 1.6. Receives and verifies amount of supplies delivered, places supplies in correct location and notifies appropriate individuals of delivery discrepancies.
  • 1.7. Ensures supplies are stored and maintained according to regulatory standards
  • 1.8. Secures oxygen tanks properly. Calls SRC as needed to deliver/pick up oxygen cylinders for EP 8.
  • 2. Assists therapists with transport of mechanically ventilated patients and responds to equipment requests to ensure an efficient and orderly process and assist supervisor/charge therapist with staffing requirements.
  • 2.1. Ensures transport ventilators are set up correctly with gas supply and connectors and correct par levels of transport ventilators are maintained in each area as observed by supervisor or therapist.
  • 2.2. Responds within five (5) minutes when called as observed by supervisor or therapist.
  • 2.3. Responds to therapists' requests for specific equipment in a timely manner (i.e., Helium Tank, BiPAP, batteries, transport ventilator, Nitric etc.)
  • 2.4. Completes shift management report correctly and notifies supervisor/charge therapist of requirements.
  • 3. Cleans and sets up equipment, ventilators, and non invasive devices; maintains equipment and the respiratory care work areas to ensure efficient operations. Completes all related paperwork when appropriate.
  • 3.1. Maintains the environment of care in department work areas on a daily basis i.e. tidies satellite, storage areas and cleans refrigerators, wipes counter tops, etc.
  • 3.2. Removes ventilator from patients' room and cleans according to infection control standards.
  • 3.3. Sets up clean ventilators, checks preventive maintenance sticker, and performs established safety checking, notifying supervisor of any problems. Cleans, set up and charges Crossvents.
  • 3.4. Periodically wipes down other respiratory care equipment as evidenced by equipment cleanliness and as assigned.
  • 3.5. Removes from service any broken equipment or ventilator needing preventive maintenance, fills out appropriate paperwork and notifies appropriate individual(s), calls SRC if appropriate.
  • 3.6. Maintains ventilator and equipment availability sheet and notifies supervisor/charge therapist of ventilator/equipment needs.
  • 3.7. Ensures environment of care regulatory standards are met; corrects issues identified;calls SRC if appropriate .
  • 3.8. Delivers/ picks up equipment from Clinical Engineering as needed
  • 3.9. Ensures each work area has appropirate number and type of ventilator set up, ie pediatric vs. adult; oscillators; crossvents.
    Other information:

    EDUCATION:

    High school graduation or equivalent experience and/or training. Current enrollment in a Respiratory Care Program desirable.

    EXPERIENCE:

    Current enrollment in a CoARC approved respiratory care program OR Three (3) to six (6) months experience in similar job in a healthcare setting, plus computer experience with Electronic Medical Records. Inventory experience, computing accurate arithmetic totals, direct patient care experience preferred.

    SPECIAL_SKILLS:

    Ability to make arithmetic computations with accuracy and moderate speed. Good interpersonal and communication skills.
    ACCOUNTABILITY:

    Responsible for the timeliness and completion of all assigned tasks. Independently participate and assist in the performance of a variety of duties associated with the maintenance, repair and distribution of respiratory therapy equipment.
    COMPLEXITY:

    Perform minor repairs to departmental equipment and apparatus. Maintain accurate inventory of departmental supplies. Provide general support and assistance to the technical staff.
    PHYSICAL_DEMAND:

    Pushing and pulling of Respiratory Care equipment to patient care units. Must be able to lift a minimum of 40 lbs.

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    Job Info

    Job: 2496

    Department: Respiratory Care
    Category: Rehabilitation Svcs
    Status: Per Diem
    Shift: WEEKEND DAYS
    Hours: 0.00