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Respiratory Care Intern - UPMC East

Company: UPMC - Pittsburgh Medical Center
Location: Monroeville
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description:

Are you currently a student looking to gain more experience and expand your knowledge with respiratory care?\n\n UPMC East is looking for a Respiratory Care Intern to help support our team. This role will be scheduled for various shifts including 7 am to 3 pm and 3 pm to 11 pm. Candidates are expected to work a minimum of 8 hours per pay period.\n\n Apply today to learn more! \n\n Purpose:\nRespiratory Care Interns (students) 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 RCP. The Intern will be under the direct supervision of the Educational Coordinator, Respiratory Supervisor or their designee. The Intern will be assigned to a RCP at all times. The procedures that an Intern can perform while assigned to a RCP will be outlined below. Responsible for the administration of diagnostic and therapeutic modalities of Respiratory Care in the general medical/surgical units observing all necessary precautions during therapy in order to prevent any adverse effects from occurring. Responsible for the care of equipment, economical use of supplies and utilities and cleanliness in the department and work areas.\n\nResponsibilities:\n\n\n\tParticipate in clinical research projects as required\n\tMaintain accurate records as required by department standards\n\tCommunicate with all other healthcare personnel regarding the care of the patient\n\tPerform chest physiotherapy according to department standards\n\tAssist in the transport of patients requiring respiratory support\n\tAdminister therapeutic gases such as oxygen as prescribed or according to departmental procedures\n\tThe intern must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the area of the patients served and know the principles of growth and development over their lifespan.\n\tPerform flutter valve therapy according to department standards\n\tDocument interactions with and care given to the patient in the medical record and/or hospital information system\n\tPerform arterial punctures (radial and brachial arteries only) and analyze samples maintaining asepsis and quality as per department standards\n\tPersonal cleanliness and courtesy is a must at all times.\n\tAdminister IPPB therapy as prescribed or according to departmental procedures\n\tPerform simple bedside pulmonary function testing and calculation\n\tThe intern must possess the ability to assess and interpret patient data needed to identify each patient's requirements related to his or her age specific needs.\n\tTransport and change respiratory equipment on the general patient units throughout the hospital and maintain associated records in an organized and legible manner.\n\tClean, disinfect and/or sterilize all respiratory equipment\n\tComplete all mandatory and hospital competencies\n\tExhibit and practice service excellence by actively seeking, listening and responding to the needs of patients, their family, physicians, staff and others\n\tAdminister BiPAP/CPAP as prescribed or according to department policy/procedure\n\tUtilize Customer Relations principles\n\tPrepare and administer humidification and nebulization therapy under controlled temperature and saturation levels\n\tPerform evaluation of therapy objectives to determine the patient's needs\n\tProvide equipment for the therapy mentioned above and perform minor repairs, maintenance and calibration as per department standards\n\tParticipate in cardiopulmonary resuscitation to include the establishment of an airway, ventilatory support and external cardiac massage\n\tPerform incentive spirometry according to department standards\n\tPerform PEP therapy according to department standards\n\tPrepare and administer aerosolized drugs and drug mixtures as prescribed (i.e. bronchodilator, antibiotics, antibacterials, wetting agents, enzymes, steroids, etc.)\n\tMust be familiar with and follow the hospital and department policies and procedures\n\tAttend and participate in department meetings, conferences and inservices as able upgrading your knowledge of respiratory and/or related fields to a level as acceptable as department standard\n\tEnsure that all patient charges are entered daily\n\tPerform resting, titration, exercise and nocturnal oximetry studies\n\tReplace oxygen and other compressed gas cylinders used for the respiratory care of patients and monitor and change the compressed gas cylinder banks when indicated\n\tDisassemble and prepare respiratory equipment for cleaning, disinfection and/or sterilization\n\n\n \n\n\tCurrently enrolled in a CoARC approved school of Respiratory Care\n\tThe intern must register for the Internship/Preceptorship each semester/quarter.\n\tThe intern must have completed one semester of clinical rotations at a CoARC approved school of Respiratory Care.\n\n\n Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:\n\n\n\tAdvanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)\n\tBasic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)\n\tPediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)\n\tAct 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal\n\tAct 33 with renewal\n\tAct 34 with renewal\n\tAct 73 FBI Clearance with renewal\n\n\n UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran\n

Keywords: UPMC - Pittsburgh Medical Center, Penn Hills , Respiratory Care Intern - UPMC East, Healthcare , Monroeville, Pennsylvania

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