Company: Powerback Rehabilitation
Posted on: September 17, 2022
Powerback is a new way of delivering recovery, rehabilitation,
respiratory, and wellness services to patients across the nation.
We deliver an empowered approach to achieving your full potential
by providing integrated and individualized solutions. Our
reimagined approach to rehabilitation connects directly to the
patient experience, which is centered on transforming the road to
recovery for everyone and helping patients get their power back.
It's patient-centered care that provides a sustainable way of
feeling better, moving better, breathing better, and living
POSITION SUMMARY: Under general supervision and medical direction
performs respiratory care related procedures. Exercises
considerable judgment in accordance with physician's treatment plan
and within the scope of departmental policies and procedures. Scope
of practice includes patient/family assessment and management,
resource management, care facilitation, and discharge planning as
required. Assesses resident's condition, administers prescribed
therapy and aerosolized medications, observes and records
resident's progress and response to therapy modalities including
adverse reactions to drugs and therapy. Provides in-service
training to residents, family members, and facility staff. Resident
population is primarily adult and geriatric. Utilizes knowledge of
the principles of growth and development appropriate to the
resident's age to ensure that care provided meets the unique,
physical and psychological needs of the resident. Involves
appropriate parties (i.e. resident's family or facility staff) in
the assessment, treatment, and continuing care of the resident as
needed.RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES:1. Initiates, monitors and
maintains life support systems for residents in the skilled nursing
a. Performs airway care and maintenance.
b. Manages artificial ventilator status as directed by an approved
c. Maintains and troubleshoots mechanical ventilators.
d. Participates in cardiopulmonary resuscitation procedures of bag
ventilation and closed chest massage.2. Initiates, monitors and
documents performance of various respiratory care modalities.3.
Performs assessment of residents' cardiopulmonary status utilizing
physical assessment and history taking skills, laboratory findings,
radiological studies of the chest, pulmonary function testing and
professional judgment to formulate a respiratory care plan upon the
order of a physician.4. Performs various tasks prior to treating a
resident as follows:
a. Check physician's orders for completeness.
b. Orders to include: diagnosis, ICD -10 code, type and duration of
therapy, type and dosage of medication, FI02 and frequency.
c. Check resident's chart for history, physical and for pertinent
information to determine precautions to be observed at bedside.
d. Observe and chart: pulse, respiration, breath sounds (number and
quality), and resident's general appearance, including breathing
exercises and teaching and training to residents.
e. Notify supervisor of all new starts and discontinued
residents.5. Administers proper technical respiratory care
procedures. Dispenses proper dosage of medication, acquires and
adjusts devices to insure optimal results from therapy. This
includes mask, mouthpiece, or Trach equipment for resident's
comfort and ease of operation, regulates flow and pressure of
equipment. Observes resident's respiratory rate and pattern, pulse,
breath sounds, reaction to medication, any difficulty with therapy
during and after treatment. Chart and communicate to the resident's
nurse any pertinent information. Observe thorough and accurate
charting technique.6. Inspects and tests equipment, disassembles,
cleans, reassembles equipment as required. Maintains adequate
supply of necessary equipment. Performs administrative duties and
record keeping when required. Disposes of equipment properly.7.
Assists in emergency cardio-pulmonary resuscitation as an integral
part of the emergency team. Therapist is required to be CPR
certified.8. Initiates, administers, evaluates response to, and
documents all therapy modalities according to departmental
procedure and ordered by a physician including: intermittent
positive pressure breathing, hand held nebulizer, chest physical
therapy modalities, including percussion, vibration, breathing and
cough retraining exercises, deep tracheal suctioning, incentive
spirometry, sputum induction.9. Recognizes resident's adverse
reaction to therapy modalities and takes correct action.10.
Documents all resident care services rendered as part of a medical
record.11. Accepts and transcribes verbal orders related to
respiratory care procedures.12. Sets up, maintains and records log
entries on all types of oxygen and respiratory supplies and
equipment as required.13. Instructs residents and family members in
the rationale and methodology of every respiratory procedure
administered to each resident to facilitate resident cooperation,
understanding and efficiency of treatment. Work towards set goals
to reach maximum rehabilitation potential.14. Attends internal and
external educational programs and reads appropriate professional
journals in order to maintain and enhance technical skills and
clinical competencies.15. Participates in interdisciplinary
resident rounds and conferences to plan and evaluate effective
resident care.16. Participates in quality assurance program data
collection as assigned.17. Responsible for the effective and
efficient delivery of rehab services; adherence to an established
plan of care, department and patient(s)' schedule, and timely
documentation of services.18. Participates in general equipment
troubleshooting and specific tasks to optimize accuracy of
diagnostic equipment including quality control methods and
preventive maintenance and calibration.RT02PandoLogic. Keywords:
Respiratory Therapist, Location: Medford, MA - 02155
Keywords: Powerback Rehabilitation, Medford , Respiratory Therapist, Healthcare , Medford, Massachusetts
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