Respiratory Therapist - IRF Full Time Days

Kindred Healthcare Austin , TX 78719

Posted 2 months ago


Responsible for administering safe and competent respiratory care as ordered per physician, monitoring mechanical ventilation, administering medications, patient assessment, understanding ramifications of hemodynamic monitoring, understanding blood work results, monitoring, teaching, and training.

Essential Functions:

A: Job Specific

  • Competent delivery of all Respiratory Care procedures as outlined in the department policy and procedure manual.

  • Maintain accurate and complete documentation of all Respiratory Care procedures per department policy and procedures.

  • Verify Respiratory Care physicians orders. Initial, date, and time order after verification.

  • Receive and give accurate and complete report. Update and complete patient profile card to reflect patient's current clinical status. Be prepared and ready to receive/give report at the specified report times.

  • Attend and participate in department inservices, meetings, patient care rounds, and mandatory hospital meetings.

  • Keep Supervisor appraised of changes in work load and patient acuity.

  • Enter into the department's computer all daily services and charges given to patients.

  • Demonstrate excellent working knowledge of Respiratory Care instruments and equipment. Perform troubleshooting with appropriate problem resolution.

  • Perform effective airway management to include bag/mask ventilation. Assist physician/intubation certified therapist with intubation. Demonstrate safe and appropriate suction techniques and use of artificial airways.

  • Initiate and perform "CPR". Primarily responsible for airway management.

  • Initiate, maintain, monitor and document continuous mechanical ventilation.

  • Provide timely and accurate update information to the physicians and other hospital personnel. Make recommendations for changes or modification of patient therapy by contacting physicians.

  • Assist in orientation/training of new employees, respiratory/nursing students, and precept new employees during orientation.

  • Understand and institute advanced ventilator modalities such as IRV, SILV PC.

  • Work in all areas of the hospital.

  • Effectively discuss advanced respiratory pathophysiology with physicians, and can implement changes based on patient condition.

  • Perform arterial blood gas sampling.

  • Initiate, maintain and monitor ventilator patients using Bicore and Siements graphics. Interpret flow volumes and pressure volume curves to initiate appropriate clinical changes.

  • Evaluate chest x-ray for endotracheal placement and other clinical conditions optimizing Respiratory Care delivery.

  • Complete required continuous training and education, including department-specific requirements.

  • Comply with established personal protective equipment requirements necessary for protection against exposure to blood and other potentially infectious body fluids, chemical disinfectants, radiation, asbestos, and other hazardous substances.

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served within the unit.


Education: As required for Registry by National Board of Respiratory Care for Registry.

Licenses/Certification: - Current credential as Registered Respiratory Therapist by the National Board of Respiratory Care.

  • Current licensure from state licensure agency.
  • BLS Certification

Experience: None

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