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Respiratory Care Assistant - Respiratory Therapy - PRN As Needed

MercyOne, Dubuque, IA

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This position has no scheduled hours. The RCA is expected to participate in weekend and holiday call shifts. The RCA is used to help fill short notice shifts and allows the PT and FT staff to use their PTO.

Under limited supervision of a licensed respiratory therapist, the respiratory care student is responsible for providing basic respiratory care such as oxygen therapy, aerosol therapy with and without medications, chest physiotherapy, hyperinflation therapy, and EKG measurement to pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients in a manner that is consistent with the philosophy, objectives, standards of care, and procedures of Respiratory Care Services.   Students may only perform those skills that are outlined in the Respiratory Care Student skill roster. 

 Must be enrolled in an accredited Respiratory Therapy program with current participation in respiratory classes and clinical rotations. Child and Dependent Adult Abuse Mandatory Reporter Training is required within 6 months of hire and every 5 years thereafter. Basic Life Support Certification (BLS) will be required within 30 days of hire and every 2 years thereafter.  Must be 1st year assistants.

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Req Num 66785
ID 499066
Dubuque, IA
Positions 1
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