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Respiratory Therapist (Days)

Henderson, North Carolina

Req ID 7460-8890 Post Date Mar. 28, 2024 CategoryTherapists FacilityMaria Parham Health
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Maria Parham Health

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. With 205 licensed beds, Maria Parham Health is equipped for every health care need one can encounter. We are fully licensed by Joint Commission, the College of American Pathologists, and Rated Highest In-Patient Safety from Leapfrog.

Where We Are:

Henderson offers a great outdoors, including the region’s largest lake, providing endless hours of fun boating, fishing, water skiing, and camping. Throw in great golfing, hunting and two fantastic recreational organizations and you may find yourself having a hard time deciding what to do next!

Why Choose Us:

· Health (Medical, Dental, Vision) and 401K Benefits for full-time employees

· Competitive Paid Time Off, PTO cash out, and PTO donation programs

· Employee Assistance Program – mental, physical, and financial wellness assistance

· Loan Repayment and Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance for qualified applicants

· Robust employee recognition and awards programs

· And much more…

 

Position Summary

Examines patients with breathing-related conditions and conducts diagnostic testing. Consults with physicians to develop and implement a treatment plan for the patient. Performs physiotherapy and other treatments and teaches patients to use medications.

Reports to: Respiratory Manager

 

Responsibilities of the Position

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.

Monitors, receives, stocks, and distributes respiratory care supplies and medical gas cylinders.

Maintains storage areas with required supply levels and equipment.

Disassembles, cleans, and sterilizes equipment, and performs preventative maintenance and calibration of machines.

Calibrates ventilators, disassembles, and cleans tags and bags clean equipment.

Draw ABG’s, bubble CPAP for infants, aerosol therapy, MDI therapy, Pulse oximetry, ETCO2 monitoring, oxygen therapy, CPT, BIPAP’s, Ventilators (adult, pediatric, infant) EEG’s and Pulmonary Function testing.

Uses computer system to enter orders, document therapy, order supplies and charge for therapy administered.

Other tasks and duties as assigned.


Minimum Education

Graduate of a Respiratory Care Program of Study for an Advanced Practice Level Respiratory Therapist with an Associate’s degree in Science or Certification of Graduation is required.

 

Certifications/Licenses

Active and valid Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) license or Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) certification is required.

Basic Life Support (BLS) certification through the American Heart Association (AHA) is required upon hire.

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification is required within six (6) months from hire date.

Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP) is preferred.

 

Required Skills

Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment, and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

 

EEOC Statement

Maria Parham Health 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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