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Respiratory Therapist

JOB PURPOSE: Performs various technical duties to administer complex respiratory care treatments to residents, according to written physician's orders.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Follows established department guidelines and recognized procedure and carries out a variety of duties to administer treatments of a complex nature to residents.
  • Sets up, applies and administers all forms of respiratory care as directed using a complete range of respiratory equipment, including positive and negative pressure ventilators. Controls such factors as respiratory ratio, volume and percentage of oxygen on ventilator residents, continuously monitoring resident's condition.
  • Maintains required records, charts, etc. Records treatments and therapies given in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Responsible for reviewing physicians orders pertaining to respiratory care.
  • Assists in reconditioning and maintenance of equipment.
  • Sets up and maintains volume ventilators as ordered by the physician.
  • May be required to rotate to different shifts, as needed.
  • Required to participate in covering emergency staffing needs.
  • Attend/Participate in Resident Care Planning.
  • Assist in in-service training for nursing and ancillary staff as needed.
  • May participate as an instructor in teaching basic respiratory care procedures and routines to respiratory care students who have occasion to handle respiratory equipment.
  • Remains actively certified in Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation. CPR.
  • Remains current by attention to relevant literature, exchange of information and obtaining CEU credits.
  • Applies "5 Star" customer service approach in all aspects of job.
  • Committed to working with residents and families to develop and implement strategies that promote person-centered care.
  • Actively supports Wingate's commitment to providing "5 Star" service on all quality objectives, with an emphasis on continual improvement.
  • Adheres to all company policies, procedures, and standards of conduct.
  • Reports to the appropriate managers any known or suspected violations of policy and procedures, regulations or standards of conduct.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Current license in the state of practice in Respiroatory Care required.
  • Graduate of an AMA approved school for Respiratory Care and/or hospital based experience and training which exceeds 5 years.
  • Successful completion of National Board of Respiratory Care (CRTT or RRT) exam preferred.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required.


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