Respiratory Therapist IP (Reg)

  • King's Daughters Medical Center
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Ashland, KY
  • Full Time - Nights
  • Clinical Professional
  • Req #: 17518
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Summary

  • JOB SUMMARY
    • Administers respiratory therapy care to patients with deficiencies and abnormalities of cardio-pulmonary system, as prescribed under supervision of Physician.
  • DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
    • Carries out routine therapy as ordered by the Physician including oxygen administration, aerosol therapy, incentive spirometry, ultrasonic therapy, sputum induction, mixed gases.
    • Reads prescription, measures arterial blood gases, and reviews patient information to assess patient condition and determine requirements for treatment such as type and duration of therapy, and medication and dosages
    • Provides information and education to patient and family regarding therapy being performed.
    • Determines most suitable method of administering inhalants, precautions to be observed, and modifications which may be needed that will be compatible with the physician's orders.
    • Monitors patient's physiological responses to therapy such as vital signs, arterial blood gases, and blood chemistry changes and notifies physician of any adverse reactions
    • Documents assessments and respiratory care provided in EPIC.
    • Prepares equipment and patient before bronchoscopy procedures; Assists physician as needed, processes equipment and paperwork and lab specimens upon completion of procedure and monitors the patient during the recovery phase.
  • EDUCATION/LICENSE/CERTIFICATION/OTHER REQUIREMENTS
    • Minimum requirement:
      • One year certificate from accredited college or technical school
      • Holds and maintains a Kentucky Respiratory Care Practitioner and/or other states as necessary.
      • Holds and maintains Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) certification through the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).
      • Achieves and maintains American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)
      • Achieves and maintains American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
    • Preferred qualifications:
      • Holds and maintains NBRC Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT).
      • 1 year experience in an acute care setting.
  • WORKING ENVIRONMENT
    • Constantly works near moving mechanical parts
    • Constantly exposed to blood and/or body fluids and infection. 
    • Occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals
    • Occasionally exposed to risk of radiation
    • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS
    • Occasionally required to maintain in a stationary position (standing or sitting).
    • Frequently required to walk and move about.
    • Frequently required to operate a computer and other equipment.
    • Frequently required to use fine motor skills to handle and operate instruments/devices.
    • Constantly required to lift and/or move items up to 10 pounds.
    • Frequently required to lift and/or move items up to 50 pounds.
    • Occasionally required to lift and/or move items up to 100 pounds.
    • Constantly required to communicate with patients and other care team requiring talking and hearing. 
    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.
    • Occasionally required to position self in order to meet patient needs.
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