Yale New Haven Health System

RESPIRATORY THERAPY SERVICE AID

US-CT-New Haven
Job ID
62375
Department
RESPIRATORY CARE
Category
RESPIRATORY THERAPY
Position Type
Casual/Per Diem Non-Benefits Eligible
Work Schedule
AS NEEDED
Work Days
EVERY WEEKEND AND HOLIDAY COVERAGE
Work Hours
7AM- 3:30 PM
Work Shift
EVERY WEEKEND AND HOLIDAY COVERAGE
Requisition ID
2017-15791

Overview

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

Responsible for supporting the overall operations of the department both campuses. Responsible for supply inventory and ordering, stocking the main storeroom and satellites. Delivers and removes respiratory care equipment to ensure good working condition and sufficient supply. Assists therapists in transporting ventilated patients. Responsible for ventilator and non-invasive ventilator fleet including availability, cleaning, set up, operational verification, and distribution

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Manages and distributes equipment to ensure adequate supply at all times, uses PDAD correctly to maintain par levels of supplies
    • 1.1 Checks all dirty utility rooms for and other areas for respiratory care equipment and returns equipment to appropriate area or CSS.
  • 2. Assists therapists with transport of mechanically ventilated patients and responds to equipment requests to ensure an efficient and orderly process and assist supervisor/charge therapist with staffing requirements.
    • 2.1 Ensures transport ventilators are set up correctly with gas supply and connectors and correct par levels of transport ventilators are maintained in each area as observed by supervisor or therapist.
  • 3. Cleans and sets up equipment, ventilators, and non invasive devices; maintains equipment and the respiratory care work areas to ensure efficient operations. Completes all related paperwork when appropriate.
    • 3.1 Maintains the environment of care in department work areas on a daily basis i.e. tidies satellite, storage areas and cleans refrigerators, wipes counter tops, etc.

Qualifications

EDUCATION


High school graduation or equivalent experience and/or training. Current enrollment in a Respiratory Care Program desirable.


EXPERIENCE


Current enrollment in a CoARC approved respiratory care program OR Three (3) to six (6) months experience in similar job in a healthcare setting, plus computer experience with Electronic Medical Records. Inventory experience, computing accurate arithmetic totals, direct patient care experience preferred.


SPECIAL SKILLS


Ability to make arithmetic computations with accuracy and moderate speed. Good interpersonal and communication skills.


PHYSICAL DEMAND


Pushing and pulling of Respiratory Care equipment to patient care units. Must be able to lift a minimum of 40 lbs.


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