Blue Ridge Healthcare Morganton , NC 28655
JOB SUMMARY: Works with physicians to develop treatment plans.
Applies respiratory care procedures upon physician's orders.
Strong knowledge of the critical care patient in need of specialized respiratory care.
Must have strong problem-solving skills to access and evaluate a patient's symptoms, recommend and administer appropriate treatments.
Participates in On-Call rotation and available to work at Morganton and Valdese Hospital.
Performs test procedures, safety, information systems, equipment care, training and other necessary duties; resolves technical problems and supplies possible solutions, effectively communicates with customers and colleagues.
Performs job duties beyond respiratory care as necessary to ensure the provision of safe, quality patient care in the free-standing Emergency Department setting.
Knowledge of life span growth and development and ability to interpret data to identify age-appropriate treatment and special needs required.
Ensures adherence to the Corporate Compliance Program.
Performs other related duties as deemed appropriate.
QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Graduate of an accredited two-year program (CoARC accredited school). AS degree preferred.
Experience: Two years of patient care experience preferred.
License/Registration: Licensed by the North Carolina Board for Respiratory Care; Registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care.
CRT eligible to sit for RRT and successfully obtain within six months of hire.
Other: Current CPR (BLS); ACLS, PALS; NRP issued by the American Heart Association is required.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Requires range of motion within functional limits.
Requires full range of body motion, including handling/lifting patients, manual/finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination.
Requires functional vision and hearing . Requires standing/walking for extensive periods of time with bending, stooping/stretching.
Frequently lift/carry patients and/or items weighing 50 lbs or more.