SPEC-CENTRAL VENOUS CATH
John C Lincoln Med Center
John C. Lincoln Medical Center is a 266-bed, full-service hospital. It's a leader in robotic and scarless surgery and has extensive cardiology and heart care services with a radiation-free, 3D heart mapping system. The hospital is an American College of Surgeons-verified Level I Trauma Center, a Primary Stroke Center, and an accredited Chest Pain Center. General surgery residents are trained here.
CV Respiratory Therapy
6am to 6pm
This position independently provides and maintains arterial line (A-line), deep venous (IV), midline catheters, peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC), and/or Central venous catheters (CVC), and/or Acute Hemodialysis catheter access. As the Sepsis Alert Team, this position is required to respond to all Sepsis calls as necessary. This position conducts patient assessments, obtains consults of procedure, gathers correct blood values and patient information, and provides recommendations regarding the correct invasive catheter, optimal, for the therapy required to the patient. Provides assistance with departmental activities, serves as specialist assisting in quality improvement and development of best practice guidelines. Responsible for achieving a superior performance in specialty areas of all hemodynamic monitoring, line maintenance, correct use, and access of invasive lines. This position is recognized as the designated specialist in Surviving Sepsis guidelines and protocols. This position will be able to perform all Respiratory Care Practitioner duties and may supervise others, if required to do so.
EDUCATION: Graduate from Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) approved Respiratory Care program.
EXPERIENCE: 3 years Respiratory Care experience or 1 year critical care experience in respiratory care.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE: Arizona Respiratory License and Current RRT credential and Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Current Basic Life Support and Completion of following courses: PICC insertion, EKG interpretation, X-ray reading certification, Advance hemodynamic, 12 lead EKG interpretation, IV starting course, Xray free PICC insertion course.