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Respiratory Clinical Associate | Elkhart General Hospital

Company: Beacon Health System
Location: Elkhart
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

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 patients.

Keywords: Beacon Health System, Elkhart , Respiratory Clinical Associate | Elkhart General Hospital, Other , Elkhart, Indiana

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