Respiratory Therapist - Nights - no weekends!
Description
Respiratory TherapistFull Time / 72 Hours per pay period12 hour shifts / Nights / 7pm to 7amNo Weekends! *
Come join our team! Crossing Rivers Health provides competitive pay along with an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision; life insurance, short term disability, paid time off, a retirement plan w/company match, and more!
Our core values are practiced and exhibited throughout the organization in our actions and in services provided.Joy : Unity : Integrity : Compassion : Excellence
Position SummaryAssess, treat and care for patients with breathing disorders. Assume primary responsibility for all respiratory care modalities. Initiate and conduct therapeutic procedures; maintain patient records; and select, assemble check and operate equipment.
Essential Job Functions
  • Provide emergency care and assistance with cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Assist with endotracheal intubation.
  • Monitor patient's physiological responses to therapy, such as vital signs, arterial blood gases, or blood chemistry changes, and consult with physician if adverse reactions occur.
  • Set up and operate devices such as mechanical ventilators and BIPAP, following specified parameters of treatment.
  • Work as part of with providers, nurses and other healthcare professionals to manage patient care by assisting with medical procedures or related duties.
  • Maintain charts that contain patients' pertinent identification and therapy information.
  • Read prescriptions, measure arterial blood gases and review patient information to assess patient condition.
  • Inspect, clean, test and maintain respiratory therapy equipment to ensure equipment is functioning safely and efficiently, ordering repairs when necessary.
  • Explain treatment procedures to patients to gain cooperation and alleviate fears.
  • Determine requirements for treatment, such as type, method and duration of therapy, precautions to be taken, medication and dosage, and compatible with providers' orders.
  • Enforce safety rules and ensure careful adherence to providers' orders.
  • Educate patients and their families about their conditions and teach appropriate disease management techniques, such as breathing exercises or the use of medications or respiratory equipment.
  • Perform bronchopulmonary drainage and assist or instruct patients in performance of breathing exercises.
  • Conduct tests, such as electrocardiograms (EKGs) and stress testing to evaluate patients' cardiopulmonary functions.
  • Perform pulmonary function and adjust equipment to obtain optimum results in therapy.
  • Demonstrate respiratory care procedures to trainees or other healthcare personnel.
  • Transport patients within the Medical Center.
  • Teach, train, supervise, or use the assistance of students.
Position Competencies
  • Analytical Skills - Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem.
  • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
  • Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
  • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
  • Safety Awareness - Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety.
  • Judgment - The ability to formulate a sound decision using the available information.
  • Applied Learning - Ability to participate in needed learning activities in a way that makes the most of the learning experience.
  • Decision Making - Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures.
Reasonable Accommodations StatementTo accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential  function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
*  Weekends limited to fill in only when needed.  
Requirements

Education:

  • Associates Degree (two year college or technical school) Required, Field of Study: Respiratory Therapist

Computer Skills:

  • Basic Microsoft Office Proficiency

Certifications:

  • BLS
  • Must be credentialed by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) as Registered/Certified Therapist