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Steward Health Care System Respiratory Care Service Aide II - Per Diem/As Needed in Brighton, Massachusetts

At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized health care with dignity, compassion and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.

We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.

In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:

Compassion

Accountability

Respect

Excellence

Stewardship

If you are seeking a fast-paced, challenging position in an organization committed to achieving and maintaining a standard of excellence in all we do, our organization may be a good fit for you.

Respiratory Care Service Aide II, Per Diem/As Needed

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITY:

Under the direction of the Director of Respiratory and Diagnostic Services, the Respiratory Care Service Aide performs varied routine duties con­sisting of patient care and general maintenance of department equipment.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) Card

  • Meets one of the two licensing requirements:

  1. Limited Permit to Practice Respiratory Care issued by The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Respiratory Care Licensure Board

  2. License to Practice Respiratory Care as issued by The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Respiratory Care Licensure Board with a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) credential from the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC)

DUTIES:

  • Performs EKG’s

  • Hand Held Nebulizer medication delivery

  • Performs tracheal suctioning of patients

  • Assist therapists on patient care units as needed

  • Perform routine ventilator checks on mechanically ventilated patients

  • Performs routine ventilator weaning

  • Assists in routine Trach Tube changes under the supervision of a Respiratory Therapist I

  • Performs arterial punctures under the supervision of a Respiratory Therapist I

  • Performs diagnostic laboratory testing under the supervision of a Respiratory Therapist I

  • Cleans and sets up respiratory care equipment

  • Performs all equipment testing prior to putting equipment into service (i.e., Ventilator SST and UVT)

  • Stocks respiratory care supplies on the inpatient care units

  • Stocks respiratory care supplies and equipment in the Respiratory Care Department

  • Notifies appropriate staff members when supplies and equipment need to be ordered

  • Stocks oxygen cylinders on patient care units

  • Cleans, packages, and ships bronchoscopes

  • Performs Chest Physiotherapy

  • Performs other duties as assigned

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  1. Lifts, boosts, turns, or transfers patients weighing up to approximately 300 pounds in and out of bed, vehicle, wheelchair, toilet or tub/shower an average of 15 times per shift, with assist as needed.

  2. Frequently (15+ times per shift) lifts and carries supplies and equipment up to approximately 20 lbs.

  3. Frequently (25+ times per shift) twists, bends, reaches, stoops, pushes and pulls.

  4. Intermittent sitting, kneeling, half-kneeling, standing and walking.

  5. Stair ascending and descending up to 10 times per shift.

  6. Visual ability to observe equipment settings, functional performance, read medical records.

  7. Hand dexterity to palpate arteries for blood gas performance, manipulate therapy devices, and to set up equipment and demonstrate fine motor skills.

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