Respiratory Therapist Reg

Requisition ID
2021-154562
Employment Type
Per Diem
Department
Respiratory Therapy
Shift
Varied
Standard Hours
Varies
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Saint Joseph London
Location
KY-LONDON

Overview

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

Responsibilities

The Registered Respiratory Therapist is an (RRT) that possesses working knowledge of respiratory care and has displayed age-specific competence for all age groups serviced by the facility. The incumbent conducts himself/herself in a professional manner and is courteous to patients, physicians, visitors, members of the department and all other healthcare personnel. The incumbent supports and contributes to departmental productivity and organizational objectives by functioning as an integrated member of the respiratory care team and performs services consistent with his/her scope of licensure. The incumbent supports and exhibits behaviors consistent with the organization’s mission and values in offering hope and healing to all.

Essential Key Job Responsibilities

  • Plans and administers non-medicated aerosol and humidity therapy.
  • Plans and administers oxygen therapy (including implementation of oxygen therapy protocol where appropriate.
  • Plans and administers aerosolized medication and specialty gas therapy.
  • Plans and administers COPD care program
  • Performs airway management.
  • Plans and administers incentive spirometry.
  • Cleans and reprocesses respiratory therapy equipment and stocks supplies for immediate use.
  • Plans and administers bronchial hygiene and performs chest physiotherapy (including implementation of bronchial hygiene protocol where appropriate).
  • Performs cardiopulmonary resuscitation and manual ventilation during resuscitation attempts and aides in rapid response calls when appropriate.
  • Collects, analyzes and reports arterial blood samples.
  • Operates mechanical ventilators (invasive and non-invasive) and manages ventilator settings and weaning per protocols and provider orders.
  • Performs electrocardiography studies.
  • Performs bedside pulmonary function testing.
  • Performs overnight pulse oximetry.
  • When called upon to do so, serves as a preceptor to newly hired employees and/or respiratory therapy students.
  • When called upon to do so, serves in the charge respiratory therapist role.
  • When called upon to do so, assists in research projects (as directed by departmental and facility leadership.
  • Provides patient, family, hospital staff and physician education as appropriate.
  • Attend staff or hospital meetings as required and participates on committees as directed.
  • Performs other duties, within the scope of licensure, as assigned.

Qualifications

 

The Registered Respiratory Therapist is an (RRT) that possesses working knowledge of respiratory care and has displayed age-specific competence for all age groups serviced by the facility. The incumbent conducts himself/herself in a professional manner and is courteous to patients, physicians, visitors, members of the department and all other healthcare personnel. The incumbent supports and contributes to departmental productivity and organizational objectives by functioning as an integrated member of the respiratory care team and performs services consistent with his/her scope of licensure. The incumbent supports and exhibits behaviors consistent with the organization’s mission and values in offering hope and healing to all.

Essential Key Job Responsibilities

  • Plans and administers non-medicated aerosol and humidity therapy.
  • Plans and administers oxygen therapy (including implementation of oxygen therapy protocol where appropriate.
  • Plans and administers aerosolized medication and specialty gas therapy.
  • Plans and administers COPD care program
  • Performs airway management.
  • Plans and administers incentive spirometry.
  • Cleans and reprocesses respiratory therapy equipment and stocks supplies for immediate use.
  • Plans and administers bronchial hygiene and performs chest physiotherapy (including implementation of bronchial hygiene protocol where appropriate).
  • Performs cardiopulmonary resuscitation and manual ventilation during resuscitation attempts and aides in rapid response calls when appropriate.
  • Collects, analyzes and reports arterial blood samples.
  • Operates mechanical ventilators (invasive and non-invasive) and manages ventilator settings and weaning per protocols and provider orders.
  • Performs electrocardiography studies.
  • Performs bedside pulmonary function testing.
  • Performs overnight pulse oximetry.
  • When called upon to do so, serves as a preceptor to newly hired employees and/or respiratory therapy students.
  • When called upon to do so, serves in the charge respiratory therapist role.
  • When called upon to do so, assists in research projects (as directed by departmental and facility leadership.
  • Provides patient, family, hospital staff and physician education as appropriate.
  • Attend staff or hospital meetings as required and participates on committees as directed.
  • Performs other duties, within the scope of licensure, as assigned.

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