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Respiratory Therapy Extern

Company: Advocate Aurora Health
Location: Sheboygan
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Job Description:

Responsible for performing routine, basic respiratory therapy procedures such as oxygen therapy, pulse oximetry, aerosol therapy, and incentive spirometry to patients under the supervision of a licensed Respiratory Therapist.

Under supervision, may perform routine and basic level respiratory therapy procedures including oxygen therapy, pulse oximetry, aerosol therapy and incentive spirometry.

May be responsible for order entry into the computerized charting system and informing the Respiratory Therapist in the corresponding area of any new orders.

Organizes and maintains supply of respiratory therapy equipment and supplies in the department and nursing units. Assembles and disassembles various respiratory equipment; sends appropriate equipment to Central Processing for sterilization. Orders necessary supplies from storeroom.

Collects equipment from all the areas of the hospital and cleans and reassembles equipment according to proper procedure observing standard precautions. Sends appropriate equipment to Central Processing for sterilization.

Attends annual hospital competencies. Learns new equipment/supplies, procedures, and processes as needed to perform their job.

Performs various patient positioning and transporting duties, which require lifting and pushing/pulling, while utilizing proper technique (if applicable).

Scheduled Hours

Licenses & Certifications

Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) needs to be obtained within 6 months unless department leader has determined it is not required.


Currently enrolled in an accredited or approved program in Respiratory Therapy.

Required Functional Experience

No experience required

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Good interpersonal and organizational skills plus ability to function independently.

Keywords: Advocate Aurora Health, Sheboygan , Respiratory Therapy Extern, Other , Sheboygan, Wisconsin

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