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Respiratory Therapist

Job Type : Temp/Contract
Hours : Full Time
Travel : No
Relocation : No
Job Industry : Healthcare - Health Services

Job Description :

Respiratory Therapist Job Duties:


·         Meets patient's goals and needs and provides quality care by conducting pulmonary function tests; assessing and interpreting evaluations and test results; determining respiratory therapy treatment plans in consultation with physicians and by prescription.


·         Helps patient accomplish treatment plan and supports life by administering inhalants; operating mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration apparatus, environmental control systems, and aerosol generators.


·         Administers respiratory therapy treatments by performing bronchopulmonary drainage; assisting with breathing exercises; monitoring physiological responses to therapy, such as vital signs, arterial blood gases, and blood chemistry changes; directing treatments given by aides, technicians and assistants.


·         Evaluates effects of respiratory therapy treatment plan by observing, noting, and evaluating patient's progress; recommending adjustments and modifications.


·         Completes discharge planning by consulting with physicians, nurses, social workers, and other health care workers; contributing to patient care conferences.


·         Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records.


·         Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.


 


Associate Degree in Respiratory Therapy required


·         Current and valid RRT or CRT license


·         2+ years’ active therapy experience required


·         Strong verbal and written communication skills


·         Comprehensive knowledge of therapy procedures for patients ranging from pediatric to geriatric


·         Ability to work collaboratively and with minimal supervision


Required Qualifications :

Associate Degree in Respiratory Therapy required


·         Current and valid RRT or CRT license


·         2+ years’ active therapy experience required


·         Strong verbal and written communication skills


·         Comprehensive knowledge of therapy procedures for patients ranging from pediatric to geriatric


·         Ability to work collaboratively and with minimal supervision


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