Respiratory Clinical Associate | Elkhart General Hospital
Company: Beacon Health System
Posted on: May 3, 2021
JOB SUMMARY Reports to the Pulmonary Instructor or Designated
Coordinator. Provides direct care to assigned respiratory patients
under the supervision and direction of a Respiratory Therapist.
Assignments will be provided to enhance the learning experiences.
This is an educational and developmental program that parallels the
student#s progression in school. Continuing education and
advancement in role responsibilities and assignments will be
provided through the direction and validation of the Clinical
Specialist, Pulmonary Instructor, or designated Coordinator. A
student must meet the requirements for their student permit to
practice Respiratory Care through the Indiana Professional
Licensing Agency. They may remain in this role until graduating and
passing their certification exam at which time they are then
eligible to receive their License as a Certified Respiratory
Therapist. The student permit expires 60 days after graduation; or
at such time as the student fails the certification exam or is no
longer a student in good standing. MISSION,#VALUES and SERVICE
GOALS##### MISSION: We deliver outstanding care, inspire health,
and connect with heart. # VALUES: Trust. Respect. Integrity.
Compassion. # SERVICE GOALS: Personally connect. Keep everyone
informed. Be on their team. JOB SPECIFICATIONS Education and
Experience The knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated below
are normally acquired through the successful completion of at least
one semester of clinical experience in an accredited Respiratory
Therapy program. In addition, candidates must have effectively
performed the appropriate skills to acquire their student permit.
Knowledge # Skills Demonstrates an increasing knowledge of the
functions, uses and theory behind the equipment and procedures
necessary to care for patients on the assigned units. Requires the
analytical skills necessary to utilize previously learned materials
in new and concrete situations to determine appropriate methods of
therapy based upon observation of patient and diagnostic reports.
Demonstrates organization skills necessary to carry a patient
assignment. Requires interpersonal skills necessary to establish
and maintain effective relationships with patients, families, team
members and physicians. Maintains a professional, courteous,
friendly and sincere manner which projects a positive image.
Requires the ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing,
in a clear and concise manner. Working Conditions Works in a
patient care environment. May possibly be exposed to bio-hazards.
Physical Demands Requires the physical ability and stamina (i.e. to
walk/stand for prolonged periods of time, push carts/wheelchairs up
to 50 pounds, to position/lift patients at a maximum of 35 pounds
unassisted, over 35 pounds requires assistance, provide CPR, etc.)
to perform the essential functions of the position. Also requires
the manual dexterity and visual acuity necessary to care for
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