BJC Careers

Respiratory Care Assistant

Saint Louis, MO
Respiratory and Pulmonary


Job Description

Job ID: 1173282
Employment Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Your Career. Made Better.

Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is the largest hospital in Missouri and is ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Barnes-Jewish Hospital's staff is composed of full-time academic faculty and community physicians of Washington University School of Medicine, supported by a house staff of residents, interns, fellows and other medical professionals. Recognizing its excellence in nursing care, Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the first adult hospital in Missouri to be certified as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

At Barnes-Jewish Hospital, respiratory therapists find unique opportunities for contribution and a level of respect that make their careers exciting and satisfying. We're known for our collaborative environment, where you'll work shoulder-to-shoulder with physicians and nurses to provide our patients the highest quality of care. We think our team approach not only promotes consistency of care for patients, but helps our respiratory professionals build the kind of professional relationships that inspire growth. As one of the country's leading medical institutions, we offer respiratory therapists exposure to clinical specialties not available in many other hospitals. In fact, St. Louis' Barnes-Jewish Hospital was one of the first facilities in the country with a service fully dedicated to lung transplantation.


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Role Purpose

Under the supervision of a Registered Respiratory Therapist, provides basic routine patient care activities in the general care areas related to respiratory care including assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation within the guidelines of the hospital and department. Ensures care provided is safe, effective, developmentally and age appropriate while complying with all quality and regulatory requirements as well as quality improvement initiatives. Provides cleaning, processing and general maintenance of equipment.


Responsibilities

  • Performs various basic routine diagnostic and therapeutic respiratory procedures in the general care areas according to established standards, procedures, guidelines and policies.
  • Recognizes and seeks assistance with abnormal findings and/or changes in patient status to other healthcare team members.
  • Effectively communicates by participating in the exchange of information including documentation, handoff and works collaboratively with the healthcare team.
  • Holds self-accountable and seeks out opportunities for continuous learning and feedback and is able to prioritize and apply effective time management.
  • Processes equipment according to manufacturer and industry standards.

  • Minimum Requirements

     

    Degree

  • High School Diploma or GED
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    Experience

  • No Experience
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    Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience
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    Licenses & Certifications

  • Basic Cardiovascular Life Sup
  • Respiratory Educational Permit

  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Memorial Medical Group, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center


    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

     

    Equal Opportunity Employer