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Respiratory Care Intern

Company: Bon Secours
Location: Richmond
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Thank you for considering a career at Bon Secours!Primary Function/General Purpose of PositionThe Respiratory Care Interns or student will develop the ability to gain additional clinical experience and knowledge prior to the completion of their education in a CoARC approved Respiratory Care program and their subsequent credentialing as a licensed Respiratory Care Professional (RCP). The Intern or student will be under the direct supervision of the Respiratory Supervisor or their designee, and the intern will always be assigned to an RCP. The respiratory care intern needs to be a second year (semester) student and be will responsible for: following department policies and procedures and the administration of diagnostic and therapeutic modalities of Respiratory Care, under the direct supervision of a licensed respiratory care professional.Essential Job FunctionsPerforms patient assessment, delivers basic Oxygen and aerosolized medication therapy.Performs CPR, Arterial Blood Gas Analysis, sputum induction and other basic diagnostic tests, as assigned.Cleans and performs pre-use testing for various respiratory care equipment, machines etc.Functions as a team member in care of patients.Standards of clinical excellence, according to Departmental policies.Maintains clinical productivity standards.Maintains technical clinical expertise through inquisitive curiosity.Maintains patient confidentiality according to HIPAA policies.This document is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Employees may be required to perform other job-related duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.Licensing/CertificationHealthcare Provider CPR Certification (required)EducationHigh school diploma/GED (required)Currently enrolled in an accredited Respiratory Therapy programThe intern must have completed one semester of clinical rotations at a CoARC approved school of Respiratory Care (required)Work ExperienceHealthcare experience (preferred)TrainingNoneLanguageNonePatient PopulationDemonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development of the life span and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age, specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in departmental policies and procedures.Neonates (0-4 weeks)Infant (1-12 months)Pediatrics (1-12 years)Adolescents (13-17 years)Adults (18-64 years)Geriatrics (65 years and older)Working ConditionsPeriods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur.May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights.May be exposed to physical altercations and verbal abuse.May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids. May be required to use physical restraints.May be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materials. May have periods of constant interruptions. Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control.Physical RequirementsPhysical DemandsFrequency 0% 1-33% 34-66% 67-100%Lifting/ Carrying (0-50 lbs.) xLifting/ Carrying (50-100 lbs.) xPush/ Pull (0-50 lbs.) xPush/ Pull (50-100 lbs.) xStoop, Kneel xCrawling xClimbing xBalance xBending xWork PositionFrequency 0% 1-33% 34-66% 67-100%Sitting xWalking xStanding xAdditional Physical Requirements/HazardsPhysical Requirements - Select if a physical requirement for this job.Manual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)Perform shift workManeuver weight of patientsHear alarms/telephone/audio recordingsReach above shoulderRepetitive arm/hand movementsFinger DexterityColor VisionAcuity - farAcuity - nearHazardsDepth perceptionUse of Latex productsExposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergentsExposure to moving mechanical partsExposure to dust/fumesExposure to x ray/electromagnetic energyExposure to high pitched noisesSkillsProfessionalismconsideration of otherscustomer servicesPatient Care servicesAnticipate needspatient monitoringteam playerHospital policies and proceduresCommunicate with other stakeholdersDocumentationAdminister therapeutic gaseshumidificationnebulization therapycardiopulmonary resuscitationAdminister BiPAP/CPAPPerform arterial puncturesPerform chest physiotherapyPerforms patient assessmentPerforms CPRArterial Blood Gas Analysissputum inductiondiagnostic testsprepare equipmentBon Secours is an equal opportunity employer.Many of our opportunities reward your hard work with:Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plansPrescription drug coverageFlexible spending accountsLife insurance w/AD&DEmployer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligiblePaid time offEducational AssistanceAnd much more Benefits offerings vary according to employment statusScheduled Weekly Hours:0.01Work Shift:Days/Nights (United States of America)Department:Respiratory Therapy - St. Mary's - RichmondAll applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health - Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours - Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers, please email . If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at .

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