Associate - Respiratory Medicine

Date: 6 Jul 2024

Location: Mysuru, IN

Company: Manipal Health Enterprises Private Ltd

About Us

Manipal Hospitals: Empowering Health, Enriching Lives

Welcome to Manipal Hospitals, where our commitment to exceptional healthcare goes beyond conventional boundaries. At Manipal Hospitals, our commitment to patient-centricity, ethical practices, and clinical excellence is at the core of everything we do. As a leading healthcare provider, we are dedicated to providing world-class medical care and spearheading technological advancements in the field of healthcare. 

As a pioneer in healthcare, Manipal Hospitals is among the top healthcare providers in India serving over 5 million patients annually. Today we stand as an integrated network with a pan-India footprint of 33 hospitals across 17 cities with 9,500 beds, and a talented pool of over 5,000 doctors and an employee strength of over 20,000.

Manipal Hospitals is NABH, AAHRPP accredited and most of the hospitals in its network are NABL, ER, Blood Bank accredited and recognized for Nursing Excellence. 

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We believe that our success is driven by our people, and we are always looking for talented individuals to be a part of our journey. We value diversity and inclusivity, and we are committed to creating a supportive and collaborative work environment where everyone can grow.  Together, we strive to shape the future of healthcare while fostering professional growth and development.

Discover the difference that passion, innovation, and commitment can make in healthcare. Join Manipal Hospitals – where excellence is a tradition and your contributions will ensure Life’s On for the world at large.

Job Details

No. of Openings: 1

Experience: Years of relevant experience

Job Summary

  • Performs patient assessment which includes general inspection and auscultation of the lungs; reviews radiological and laboratory data, vital signs, and physiological calculations; establishes appropriate therapeutic interventions; initiates titrate; discontinues oxygen therapy; and administers medications.
  • Performs a variety of respiratory tests or invasive or non-invasive procedures such as diagnostic pulmonary function tests, tests to diagnose asthma, oropharyngeal and tracheal suctioning, procurement of sputum samples, tube care, swallowing assessments, and invasive procedures such as arterial line insertions and aspirations, and needle punctures for arterial line samples. Prepares patients for procedures such as bronchoscopy by administering sedative and topical anaesthesia, sets up equipment, monitors patients, prepares, and obtains samples of lung tissue.
  • Performs arterial blood gas sampling and interpretation.
  • Documents assessment findings, therapeutic interventions, treatment plans, and recommendations, and prepares reports to referring physicians.
  • Responds to emergencies (i.e. respiratory and cardiac arrests), providing airway management procedures including endotracheal intubation. Assists with the necessary team during transfers of critically ill patients. Independently, determines and performs respiratory procedures during transports.
  • Manages invasive and non-invasive respiratory life support equipment of critically ill patients such as mechanical ventilators, medical gas supply lines, and other specialized modalities. Determines suitability for weaning from life support, consults with physicians, and if applicable, weans and/or discontinues patient from devices.
  • Performs home oxygen assessments/reassessments.
  • Sets up sleep recording equipment for patients in hospital or at home who require sleep testing. Tests patients for obstructive sleep apnoea, setups of complex sleep recording equipment, and monitors patients during sleep studies.
  • Downloads, analyses, edits, and scores patient diagnostic sleep studies, generates reports and discusses with respirologist.
  • Performs exercise testing on patients to assess shortness of breath and oxygen levels to determine whether the patient needs home oxygen therapy and then determines the levels required by administering oxygen.
  • Obtains patient blood samples, prepares sample for analysis, and analyses blood samples on blood gas analyzer machines.
  • May attend caesarean sections and high-risk deliveries as part of the resuscitation team.
  • Educates clients and families regarding respiratory disease, treatment, device (i.e. oxygen for home use), and counsels patients on smoking cessation, lifestyle changes, etc.
  • Cleans and sterilizes equipment after use. Performs preventative maintenance, troubleshoots, and repairs equipment.
  • Participates in multi-disciplinary rounds; and assesses and recommends therapy and equipment in discharge planning process.
  • Participates in the development and delivery of educational programs to patients, families, and members of the healthcare team.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of quality initiatives and risk management programs.
  • Performs quality assurance and calibration on pulmonary function equipment.
  • Acts as a preceptor for students during their clinical placement including supervision and evaluation.
  • Orders supplies and replaces equipment.
  • Completes workload measurement statistics.

Job Responsibilities

  • Performs patient assessment which includes general inspection and auscultation of the lungs; reviews radiological and laboratory data, vital signs, and physiological calculations; establishes appropriate therapeutic interventions; initiates titrate; discontinues oxygen therapy; and administers medications.
  • Performs a variety of respiratory tests or invasive or non-invasive procedures such as diagnostic pulmonary function tests, tests to diagnose asthma, oropharyngeal and tracheal suctioning, procurement of sputum samples, tube care, swallowing assessments, and invasive procedures such as arterial line insertions and aspirations, and needle punctures for arterial line samples. Prepares patients for procedures such as bronchoscopy by administering sedative and topical anaesthesia, sets up equipment, monitors patients, prepares, and obtains samples of lung tissue.
  • Performs arterial blood gas sampling and interpretation.
  • Documents assessment findings, therapeutic interventions, treatment plans, and recommendations, and prepares reports to referring physicians.
  • Responds to emergencies (i.e. respiratory and cardiac arrests), providing airway management procedures including endotracheal intubation. Assists with the necessary team during transfers of critically ill patients. Independently, determines and performs respiratory procedures during transports.
  • Manages invasive and non-invasive respiratory life support equipment of critically ill patients such as mechanical ventilators, medical gas supply lines, and other specialized modalities. Determines suitability for weaning from life support, consults with physicians, and if applicable, weans and/or discontinues patient from devices.
  • Performs home oxygen assessments/reassessments.
  • Sets up sleep recording equipment for patients in hospital or at home who require sleep testing. Tests patients for obstructive sleep apnoea, setups of complex sleep recording equipment, and monitors patients during sleep studies.
  • Downloads, analyses, edits, and scores patient diagnostic sleep studies, generates reports and discusses with respirologist.
  • Performs exercise testing on patients to assess shortness of breath and oxygen levels to determine whether the patient needs home oxygen therapy and then determines the levels required by administering oxygen.
  • Obtains patient blood samples, prepares sample for analysis, and analyses blood samples on blood gas analyzer machines.
  • May attend caesarean sections and high-risk deliveries as part of the resuscitation team.
  • Educates clients and families regarding respiratory disease, treatment, device (i.e. oxygen for home use), and counsels patients on smoking cessation, lifestyle changes, etc.
  • Cleans and sterilizes equipment after use. Performs preventative maintenance, troubleshoots, and repairs equipment.
  • Participates in multi-disciplinary rounds; and assesses and recommends therapy and equipment in discharge planning process.
  • Participates in the development and delivery of educational programs to patients, families, and members of the healthcare team.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of quality initiatives and risk management programs.
  • Performs quality assurance and calibration on pulmonary function equipment.
  • Acts as a preceptor for students during their clinical placement including supervision and evaluation.
  • Orders supplies and replaces equipment.
  • Completes workload measurement statistics.

Competencies

Lead Self : Emotional Intelligence
Lead Self : Ethics and Personal Credibility
Lead Stakeholders : Patient Centricity

Skills

Education

Bachelors in Science (B.Sc)