Registered Respiratory Therapist

A.O. Fox Oneonta , NY 13820

Posted 3 months ago

Category:

Technical / Professional

Facility:

A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital

Department:

Pulmonary Services

Schedule:

with full health benefits

Shift:

Day shift

Hours:

80 hrs biweekly

Job Details:


Job Summary:
Administers respiratory therapy treatment as ordered by physician. Job

Qualifications:
Education
  • Must be a graduate of an approved school of respiratory therapy.Experience

  • One to two years' experience preferred

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Previous hospital experience preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Standing and/or moving through facility 80 to 90 % of shift. Must be able to lift up to 35 lbs. Licenses/Certifications

  • Must be registered, certified or eligible. Must possess current NYS respiratory license.

    CPR, and ACLS required. Essential Functions:-Responsible for the safe and effective administration of physician prescribed medications, knowing their indications and contraindications.-Knows and follows the policy and procedures in administering: SVN, IS, CPT, Accapella.-Sets up and monitors oxygen administration via cannula, mask, NRB, venture mask, etc.. as prescribed by physician.-Performs arterial punctures using radial, brachial and femoral sites independently.

    Draws off arterial lines to obtain sample for blood gas analysis.-Is a member of the" CODE TEAM" responding to arrest situations. May be expected to perform CPR (compression). Must be certified in CPR annually.-Inserts requested hemodynamic (Arterial) lines and troubleshoots any problems that may occur.-Responsible for the set-up, safety check, monitoring and troubleshooting of mechanical ventilators.-Responsible for the set up, monitoring, and troubleshooting of hospital BIPAP and CPAP units.-Properly documents all necessary information in the hospital's McKesson computer system, such as but not limited to pre/post assessments, ventilator checks, patient education, etc.-Performs all aspects of artificial airway care, including NT suctioning and assisting physician with intubation.-Is familiar with ABG machines. Runs controls, calibrations, performs simple troubleshooting and knows procedure to follow when machine is not working properly.-Familiar with measuring devices to include, but not limited to, pulse oximeter, Wrights respirometer, PEAK Flow meters.

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Registered Respiratory Therapist

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