- Recent experience in the specialty area is required
Job Summary :
The Respiratory Therapist shall provide professional respiratory care for inpatients and outpatients following established standards and procedures as outlined in departmental policy/procedure manuals and professional licensing agencies. Routine duties will include initiation, monitoring and maintenance of oxygen therapy, aerosolized medications, airway management, mechanical ventilation, noninvasive ventilation, continuous pulse oximetry and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Other duties will include but are not limited to pulmonary function testing, bronchoscopic procedures, pulmonary rehabilitation, patient/family education and equipment cleaning and processing. All treatment and diagnostic modalities are tailored to meet the needs of each specific age group.
Minimum Qualifications :
Education: Graduate of a one year AMA approved respiratory care program.
Experience: RRT credential or 5 years post graduation experience with CRT credential.
Mt. Pleasant Hospital: At least 1 year experience with RRT strongly preferred.
Licensure/Certification: Registered (RRT) or Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). Licensed by the Board of Medical Examiners of S.C. Must have a current American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider Card. NRP (within 90 days of employment).
Primary Source Verification : Yes – http://www.llr.state.sc.us/ look under Medical Board listing.
Demonstrates a high level of knowledge in cardiopulmonary physiology. Demonstrates a high level of understanding of the theory of operation of all respiratory care related equipment. Maintains competency in the clinical application of therapeutic and diagnostic procedures outlined in the departmental scope of services. Effectively communicates verbally and over the telephone with co-workers, physicians, nurses, patient, patient family members and the public. Demonstrates understanding and clinical application of infection control techniques and equipment cleaning and processing.
Other: Demonstrate ability to effectively use departmental computer for order entry and patient charges. .
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