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Registered Respiratory Therapist - Swain - Nights

Bryson City, North Carolina

Req ID 7463-11568 Post Date Apr. 10, 2024 CategoryTherapists FacilitySwain Community Hospital
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$20,000 Sign-on Bonus for Respiratory Therapists with at least one year of experience. A 2-year commitment period is required.  The Bonus payout occurs over the 2-year period.

Who We Are:
People are our passion and purpose. Come work where you are appreciated for who you are not just what you can do. Swain Community Hospital is a 48-bed, fully-accredited critical access hospital dedicated to quality, service, and compassion making us stand out as the place for visitors, seasonal residents, and lifelong community members to receive outstanding healthcare. The hospital, along with an outpatient physician practice, offers primary and inpatient care, as well as emergency, laboratory, imaging, rehabilitation, urology, cardiopulmonary, geriatric outpatient, pediatric and gastroenterology services, and a pain clinic.

Where We Are:
Welcome to the Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Bryson City is a peaceful, mountain town with so much to do and see but easily accessible to urban areas such as Asheville, Knoxville, and Atlanta within driving distance. From watersports to railroad excursions to hiking and horseback riding, the outdoor lover will always find something to do. If you’re a little more indoorsy, experience our unique shops and wonderful dining options.

Why Choose Us:
·    Health (Medical, Dental, Vision) and 401K Benefits for full-time employees
·    Competitive Paid Time Off / Extended Illness Bank package for full-time employees
·    Employee Assistance Program – mental, physical, and financial wellness assistance
·    Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance for qualified applicants
·    Opportunities for education and training through partnership with Duke LifePoint Healthcare
·    And much more…

Position Summary: 
The Respiratory Therapist provides care to patients requiring all types of respiratory support including critical, emergency, general therapy, and special care nursery. Supports organizational improvement by teaching and participating in the management of resources for patient care. 
1. Performs assessment of cardiopulmonary status utilizing physical assessment and history taking skills, laboratory findings, radiological studies of the chest, pulmonary function testing and professional judgment to formulate a respiratory care plan upon the order of a physician. 
2. Initiates, administers, evaluates response to, and documents all therapy modalities according to departmental procedure and ordered by a physician including: intermittent positive pressure breathing, handheld nebulizer, chest physical therapy modalities, including percussion, vibration, breathing and cough retraining exercises, deep tracheal suctioning, incentive spirometry, sputum induction. 
3. Initiates, monitors and documents performance of various respiratory care modalities. 
4. Administers proper technical respiratory care procedures including dispensing of proper dosage of medication and equipment/devices. 
5. Inspects and tests equipment, disassembles, cleans, reassembles equipment as required. Maintains adequate supply of necessary equipment. Performs accurate record keeping, including logs for oxygen, supplies and equipment. Disposes of equipment properly.


QUALIFICATIONS:
1.    Registered Respiratory Therapist with NC Respiratory Care Board and current Respiratory Care Practitioner.
2.    Acquire American Heart Association BLS certification within 30 days of hire and maintain thereafter.
3.    Acquire AHA ACLS certification within 3 months and maintain thereafter. 
4.    Acquire AHA NRP certification within 3 months and maintain thereafter. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
1.    Ability to lift and move at least 50 pounds.
2.    Ability to see colors, see at least 1 mm squares.
3.    Ability to hear and distinguish heart and lung sounds.
4.    Ability to reach overhead.
5.    Ability to remain calm, continue to function effectively and develop priorities during highly stressful situations.
6.    Ability to communicate effectively using written and verbal media.
7.    Ability to move and operate equipment and carry supplies.

EEOC Statement:
Swain Community Hospital is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans' status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.


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