The primary purpose of the Registered Respiratory Therapist position is to perform critical and non-critical respiratory care procedures and/or diagnostic procedures through physician directives.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Possess an in-depth knowledge of cardiopulmonary patho-physiology and clinical applications of respiratory care principles essential to allow employee to assist the physician in assessing the efficacy or therapy and devising an effective therapy care plan.
Effective communication skills in dealing with patients of all ages, staff members and physicians.
Numerical ability to evaluate statistical data and make various computations.
Clerical ability to read reports and utilize data accurately.
Ability to follow various respiratory care and to recognize possible hazards and toxic effects of gases and therapy.
Ability to plan and organize work in an efficient manner.
JOB REQUIREMENTS: Education
Two years or more.
Licensed by the state in which you work as a Registered Respiratory Therapist.
Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
Must possess the ability to make independent decisions.
Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with associates, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.
Must have advanced training in long-term care administration.
Must be proficient in the use of personal computers and Microsoft Windows applications.
Must have general knowledge of computer systems, electronic medical records
Must be knowledgeable of reimbursement regulations and nursing practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines pertaining to long-term care administration.
Must possess the ability to work harmoniously with and supervise others.
Must possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the program, goals, objectives, policies and procedures, etc., that are necessary for providing quality long-term care and maintaining a sound operation.
Must be thoroughly familiar with laws, regulations, and guidelines governing personnel administration.
Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as must be willing to handle residents, associates, and visitors, based on whatever maturity level at which they are currently functioning.
Must possess the ability to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing practices.
Must be able to maintain good personnel relations and employee morale.
Must be able to read and interpret financial records, reports, etc.
Must be able to communicate policies, procedures, regulations, reports, etc., to personnel, residents, family members, visitors, and government agencies/personnel.
Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.