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Respiratory Therapist

Category:

Respiratory Care

Department:

Respiratory Therapy

Description:

Provides respiratory therapy modalities to patients in accordance with a physician’s order and hospital policies and procedures. Provide diagnostic tests on patients in accordance with a physician’s order and hospital policies and procedures. Works under the direct and indirect supervision of the medical director and technical director of the department.

Provides prescribed medical treatment and personal care services to ill, injured, and disabled persons in the hospital. Must have the ability to comprehend and follow routine written or verbal instruction or directions. Adheres to Standard Precautions and policies and procedures. Performs other duties as requested by supervisor.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Prepares and administers various respiratory therapy treatment modalities, such as:

-Medication nebulizer treatments by small volume and large volume nebulizer.
-Chest percussion and postural drainage.

-Incentive spirometry.

-Intermittent positive pressure breathing. Breathing exercises.
-Diaphragmatic breathing. Sputum induction.
-Nasal tracheal aspiration. Arterial puncture.
-Oxygen administration mask. Cannula or oxy hood.
-Initiation of mechanical ventilation & BIPAP and maintenance of ventilation.

-Performing pulmonary function testing.
-Holter and cardiac event monitoring.
-Collection of data in compliance with Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Plans. -Responsible for reporting faulty equipment to the appropriate supervisor.
-Any other job duty as allowed by licensure.
-Attends in-service training at the request of their Director, including hospital orientation and Annual Skills Fair.
-Will be preceptor to new hires as requested.

QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATION:
One year certificate from college or technical and six months related experience and/or training; BLS required within 30 days of hire; ACLS required within 90 days of hire; NRP required within 90 days of hire; PALS required within 6 months of hire.

In accordance with Senate Bill 1007, June 15, 1985, Texas Legislature, Texas Department of Health certificate to practice Respiratory Care, must be current and must be kept current at all times. Must be Registered or Certified by the National Board for Respiratory Care.
Bachelor’s Degree related to Respiratory Therapy preferred.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Medina Healthcare System is a drug-free and tobacco-free employer with smoke free campuses. This job description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions may change as needs evolve.

Closing:

Open until filled

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