Respiratory Therapy-Student/Graduate

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  • King's Daughters Medical Center
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Ashland, KY
  • PRN - Rotating
  • Clinical Professional
  • Req #: 21486
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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, but not limited to, oxygen administration, bronchodilator therapy, volume expansion therapy and bronchial hygiene therapy.
    • Provides information and education to patient and family regarding therapy being performed.
    • Monitors patient's physiological responses to therapy and notifies physician of any adverse reactions.
    • Assist in emergency care
  • EDUCATION/LICENSE/CERTIFICATION/OTHER REQUIREMENTS
    • Minimum requirement:
      • A student enrolled in an Accredited Respiratory Therapy educational program.  May perform tasks as limited per state licensing guidelines.
      • Must maintain the appropriate licensure through the Kentucky Board of Respiratory Care.
      • Achieves and maintains American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)
    • Preferred qualifications:
  • 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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