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Pulaski, Tennessee

Req ID 7415-3033 Post Date Apr. 24, 2024 CategoryTherapists FacilitySouthern Tennessee Regional Health System - Pulaski

Administers respiratory therapy care and life support to patients with deficiencies and abnormalities of the cardiopulmonary system, under the supervision of a physician and by prescription.  Applies the cardiopulmonary process to plan and implement the care of patient, including patient and family education and continuum of care planning.  Effectively communicates pertinent patient/family information to the health care team.  Collaborates in establishing patient goals and evaluates progress to ensure effective outcomes.

Essential Functions 

Establishing treatment plans, operating medical equipment, record patient’s medical histories and symptoms, collect, analyze, and integrate patient information to identify and meet the patient specific needs.

Working with a variety of patients, from neonatal to geriatric

Consulting with physicians and other healthcare professionals

Performs routine Respiratory Care

Establishing treatment pans, operating medical equipment

Administering medications and treatments.

Record patient’s medical histories and symptoms.

Set up plans for patients care of contribute to existing plans.

Observe patient and record observation.

Knowledge of medical equipment used in the care of the patient.

Teach patients and their families how to manage illnesses or injuries.

Explain what to do at home after treatment.

Performs Electrocardiograms, Holter Monitoring and Scanning, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, attends all C-Sections and high-risk deliveries of newborn, Arterial Blood Gas sticks, Capillary sticks, Analyzation of Arterial Blood Gases, Cord Blood Gases, Capillary Blood Gases and Carboxyhemoglobin. Maintenance and troubleshooting of the Arterial Blood Gas Analyzer, Pulmonary Function Studies, Electroencephalograms, Stress Testing, Cardiac Rehabilitation.

Full-time employees are required to take a weekend call once every six weeks and in the Cardiopulmonary Directors absence.

PRN employees will be asked to take call periodically and work one holiday annually.

Maintain work areas in a clean organized and well supplied manner.

Able to perform other duties as assigned.

Non-Essential Functions 

Perform other duties as assigned.

Attends and participates in staff meetings, in-service, projects, and committees as assigned.

Adheres to and supports polices policies and procedures of the STRHS.

Works scheduled shifts including overtime, when necessary

Accepts all call schedule as directed.

Maintains a neat and professional appearance in compliance to the existing dress code.

Job Requirements 

Minimum Education
Equivalent from two-year college or technical school, or successful completion of AARC approved Certification Program.

Required Skills
Standard patient care equipment, computer documentation
The ability to work well under pressure to function dependently and independently.

Basic Life Support (BLS)

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP)

Certifications may be obtained within 30 days of hire.
Licenses: State of TN, RRT or CRT (ABG Endorsed)

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

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