This is a Full-time opportunity, averaging 72 hours per pay period
This position will work primarily the Night Shift (7 pm - 7:30 am)
Assess, 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.
Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To 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.
Essential Functions Statement(s)
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.
Education: Associates Degree (two year college or technical school) Required, Field of Study: Respiratory Therapist
Basic Microsoft Office Proficiency
Certifications & Licenses: Must be credentialed by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) as Registered/Certified Therapist BLS
Crossing Rivers Health