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Respiratory Therapist

Athens, Tennessee

Req ID 7412-6493 Post Date Apr. 16, 2024 CategoryTherapists FacilityStarr Regional Medical Center
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Starr Regional Medical Center is currently seeking talent to fill the position of Respiratory Therapist for our Cardiac Rehab Department. This job is permanent, full time.   

Benefits Include:

  • Competitive Pay 
  • Free onsite parking
  • Health Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision) for full-time employees 
  • Competitive Paid Time Off / Extended Illness Bank package for full-time employees 
  • 401(k) plan with company match 
  • Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance for qualified applicants 

Core competencies include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Measures lung capacity and analyzes blood samples using a blood gas analyzer.
  • Delivers and assesses response to ordered therapy per plan of care. Monitors, records, and communicates patient condition as appropriate.
  • Evaluates respiratory care policies and procedures based on patient outcomes, current research, and best practices.
  • Responds to codes and calls for emergent assistance. Assesses patient condition and delivers appropriate treatment.
  • Educates the patient and family about the patient's illness and provides information about community support groups and other resources.
  • Maintains storage areas with required supply levels and equipment.
  • Disassembles, cleans, and sterilizes equipment, and performs preventative maintenance and calibration of machines.
  • Operates electrophysiology/cardiac stress test equipment to perform clinical diagnostic electrophysiologic/cardiac stress test exams and routine invasive procedures according to established standards and practices.

Minimum Education
Associate’s degree in discipline or equivalent, or completion of a Respiratory Therapy Certification Program:
□ Preferred X Required
Required Licenses
[Tennessee, United States] Respiratory Therapist
Current Respiratory Therapist License in State of Tennessee:
□ Preferred X Required

Must be ABG Endorsed:
□ Preferred X Required
Required Skills
Certifications:
The below certifications will be required at the time of hire:
X Basic Life Support (BLS)

The below certifications will be required within 6 months of hire or when transferring into a new department with these certifications:
X Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)  X Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP) 

Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran
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