The LPN in Respiratory Therapy contributes to the provision of high-quality, cost-effective healthcare as a provider of direct and indirect patient care. Working closely with members of the care team, to include respiratory therapists and registered nurses, the primary objective of the LPN is to provide direct care to patients and families in a culturally, developmentally, and appropriate manner.
Essential Job Duties:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
- Assesses respiratory status of patients and assists in the administration of nebulized medications; Organizes and prioritizes patient care activities based on patients’ respiratory and oxygenation status; Communicates changes in patient status to the appropriate members of the health care team.
- Collects patient data and identify learning needs according to established standards and policies, understanding policies and procedures concerning nebulizer and oxygen therapy.
- Collaborates with the health care team to develop an individualized respiratory plan of care for each patient in accordance with established standards, appropriate prioritization of problems/needs, and mutually agreed upon goals.
- Participates in quality improvement and risk management activities at the unit, department, or organizational level, as well as attend applicable department unit meetings.
- Assists with educating and orientating new staff; evaluates delegated activities for expected patient care outcomes within LPN Scope of Practice.
- Adherence to credentialing requirements of AAMC as stated in the nursing bylaws.
- Current licensure as a practical nurse by the Maryland Board of Nursing.
- American Heart Association Healthcare Providers BLS at the time of hire.
Working Conditions, Equipment, Physical Demands:
There is a reasonable expectation that employees in this position will be exposed to blood-borne pathogens.
Physical Demands –
Medium work. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
There is reasonable expectation that employees in this position will be exposed to blood-borne pathogens.
The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.