Palmetto Health Columbia , SC 29209
BLS for Healthcare Providers required
2-4 years experience required
To assist in maintaining a high quality standard of housekeeping for all assigned areas of responsibility. Train, supervise, and assist in motivating Environmental Services personnel. Assure that all assigned schedules are covered and completed daily on all shifts.
Acts independently to perform respiratory therapy general and critical care procedures in accordance with the physician's order, departmental policy, and the Respiratory Care Guidelines (RT Consult).
Assists with training for students, new team members, nurses, and other team members.
Able to obtain blood gasses from all sites. Analyzes and reports results accurately. QC maintenance of ABG device when necessary.
Able to initiate and manage all types of airways and associated equipment.
Accurately and completely documents and charges for respiratory care procedures and provides patient and family education as appropriate.
Adheres to department time and attendance standards.
Effectively communicates with all members of the healthcare team. Provides a complete and accurate report. Makes recommendations as appropriate.
Able to initiate, monitor and manage patients requiring all types of invasive and non-invasive mechanical ventilation.
Adheres to infection control and quality initiatives.
Communicates well with supervisors and lead therapists.
Education: Graduate of a school for Respiratory Therapy approved by the American Medical Association or a successor accrediting authority.
Experience: Minimum of two to three years experience as a Respiratory Therapist
Licensure, Registry or Certification Required: Current BLS (Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers) required prior to start date directly through the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, or the military. (To register:
Blended Learning or In Person BLS through the American Red Cross; or Classroom or Skills Session BLS through the American Heart Association. Certification must include an in-person skills session. RRT required.
Must be licensed as a Respiratory Care Practitioner in SC. Certification required may include any or all of the following, depending on unit: ACLS, NRP, FCCS, NPS or PALS.
Special Training: Must be able to effectively work in a team environment. Strong communication, computer and organizational skills required.