Respiratory Therapist Job Description Sample
Certified Respiratory Therapist (Crt) / Registered Respiratory Therapist (Rrt)
Provides care to patients with respiratory insufficiency and related complications.
Functions as part of the direct patient car team to provide overall quality care and serves as a resource and specialist to patients, all patient care givers and physicians. Minimum Education:Completion of a JRCTE approved school of respiratory care. Licensure
CRT credential administered by the National Board for Respiratory Care required.
Must be certified as a Respiratory Care Technician by the State of Tennessee Health Related Boards and have ABG endorsement. CPR certification required; ACLS preferred. ID2018-24357 FacilityCumberland Medical Center Job LocationUS-TN-Crossville Department NameRESPIRATORY THERAPY
Therapist / Respiratory Therapist - Picu/Nicu(Nights), Contract/Pd
We are passionate about respiratory care and committed to our mission: To be the Community of Respiratory Excellence that leaders turn to and patients look to for professionalism, leadership, education and excellence in all that we do.
Our vision is to Transform the profession of Respiratory Care through a model of personal and professional excellence. We are a Community Of Respiratory Excellence. We are C.O.R.E.
- Up to $37-$38 Per hour
- Weekly Pay
- Referral and Travel Bonuses
- Paid Time Off
- Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
- Simple IRA (3% match)
- Aflac Supplemental Insurance available
- Current opportunities exist in Minnesota and/or Wisconsin (With appropriate licensure)
- We provide PRN and long-term staffing solutions for the facilities with which we work
- DME Experience preferred
- Experience with Resmed Airview and Philips Respironics Encore Anywhere preferred.
Summary: Provides direct care to patients using the respiratory process of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Is responsible for managing care of assigned patients. Demonstrates discretion and sound judgment and awareness of budgetary responsibilities. Exhibits positive interpersonal skills as the majority of time is spent interacting with others.
All team members will promote culture of safety, follow established policies, adhere to all state and federal regulatory requirements, Joint Commission requirements, and national patient safety standards.
Service Excellence: All team members will promote service excellence by developing and maintaining positive relationships with customers, other team members, and the medical staff and will ensure the highest quality of care by performing their responsibilities according to the highest professional standards.
Reports To: Manager, Cardiopulmonary Services
Titles Supervised: None
1.Set up and administer intermittent respiratory therapy procedures, including IPPB, Chest PT, Incentive Spirometer, Hand held nebulizers, MDI and Oxygen therapy as prescribed by the physician and in accordance to standards set forth in the clinical practice guidelines.
2.Introduces and maintains airway access and stabilization. Set up and administer ventilator support via mechanical ventilation, CPAP, or BIPAP, as prescribed by the physician an din accordance with standards set forth in the clinical practice guidelines.
3.Performs arterial puncture according to standards set forth in the clinical practice guidelines. Performs analysis of arterial, mixed venous, and capillary blood via existing equipment in a timely fashion. Follows current policy on how to handle specimens.
4.Initiates, maintains and operates all monitoring equipment, including pulse oximetry, end tidal carbon dioxide, peak flow meter, NIP manometers, and respirometers. Able to troubleshoot all equipment.
5.Documents all respiratory therapy records in a complete fashion, including all pertinent patient data. Documentation to include participation in multidisciplinary notes and education flow sheets.
6.Demonstrates skill sufficient to assemble, install, disassemble, and clean all patient care monitor, devices, and instruments.
7.Complies with Time and Attendance in accordance with SGHS policy.
Education: Registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care.
Experience: None required, but preferred.
Licensure: Current RCP license to practice in the State of Georgia; current CPR certification.
We are currently seeking Respiratory Therapist, who will provide respiratory care to a private client with developmental disabilities in
San Jose, CA.RT
- Perform all respiratory care related duties.
- Sets up and administers all routine and complex respiratory therapy procedures to our patient in all areas of respiratory care as prescribed by a physician.
- Responsible for the application and operation of ventilators used for long-term mechanical ventilation.
- Therapists are expected to be self directed. Maintain all records and enters accurate information into the medical record for the therapy as given.
- Perform procedures accurately and in a timely manner, and as described in the policy and procedure manual.
- Provide Oxygen Therapy via tank, mask. Chest Physical Therapy, IPV, CPAP, BiPAP Therapy, Airway maintenance, oral, nasal, and tracheal suctioning, Ventilator Operation and monitoring.
Education: Graduate of a recognized Respiratory Care educational program. Approved 2 year (AA degree) Respiratory Therapy program, preferred. Current California RCP License. Active registration with the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) required. Current Healthcare Provider BLS with AHA required PALS , ACLS, NRP and CPFT encouraged; Proof of all required License(s) and Certification(s), and education is due at time of hire.
We are an equal opportunity employerJob Type: full time
- San Jose, CA
- New graduates welcomed
Required license or certification:
- Respiratory Therapist
Registered Respiratory Therapist (Rrt) - Full-Time (Night Shift) Mansf
Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) - Full-time (Night Shift) Mansfield, Ohio
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The Registered Respiratory Therapist administers diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to facilitate the patient's breathing. He/she evaluates the respiratory care for appropriateness and effectiveness and communicated findings to other healthcare professionals.
Education, Certification, Registration, LicenseAssociate's Degree
CPR - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
NBRC - National Board of Respiratory Care
RRT - Registered Respiratory Therapist
Field of Study: Respiratory CareYears of Experience: 1
SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE Associate's or Bachelor's Degree in Respiratory Care or Certificate of Program Completion in Respiratory Care; NBRC-RRT registry; Ohio License (Ohio Limited Permit acceptable); CPR certification. Respiratory Care and Critical Care; Patient Assessment skills; Clinical Decision Making skills. Clinical experience of at least 1 year; Critical Care experience.
Additional Job Information
36 hours per week Night Shift. Position could be two six hour shifts and two 12 hour shifts per week or 3 twelve hour shifts.
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Scheduled Hours Per Week
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compliance with all state, federal, and local regulations. OhioHealth does not discriminate
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Registered Respiratory Therapist
The Registered Respiratory Therapist performs respiratory in all settings within the Health Center. This includes aerosol therapy, airway clearance, and blood gas analysis, Endotracheal intubation, and ventilator management.
- High school diploma and an Associate? TMs Degree in Applied Science with a major in respiratory care.
Required length and type of experience:
- Clinical experience during respiratory care training.
Required licensure, certification or registry:
- Credentialed as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). Must hold a valid Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) License issued by the Ohio Respiratory Care Board.
Registered Respiratory Therapist (Rrt) - Nights
St. David's Georgetown Hospital is part of St. David's HealthCare, one of the largest health systems in Texas, which was recognized with a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2014. St. David's Georgetown Hospital offers a range of services, including a 24-hour emergency department with a level IV trauma center; Certified Primary Stroke Center; Certified Chest Pain Center; inpatient and outpatient surgery; advanced pulmonary intervention; critical care capabilities; acute inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation; and maternity and newborn services with mother-baby couplet care close to home for Georgetown families. In conjunction with its parent campus, St. David's Medical Center, Healthgrades awarded St. David's Georgetown Hospital the 2016 America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™, 2016 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ and the 2016 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™-a unique trio of awards that only three hospitals in the nation were able to achieve-as well as the 2016 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence. Additionally, St. David's Georgetown Hospital was named to the list of 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics for four years in conjunction with its parent campus, and the facility earned a national distinction for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group from 2012 to 2016.
The Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) administers respiratory care to patients as ordered by the attending physician. Conducts diagnostic procedures to evaluate the need for, and response to, therapy.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Initiates, monitors and maintains mechanically ventilated patients
Assists with placement of artificial airways (High Risk/High Volume).
Performs and documents patient assessment including but not limited to breath sounds, airway patency and cuff pressure at least once per shift (High Risk/Low Volume).
Verifies and documents ventilator function and patient status q2h minimum (High Risk/High Volume).
Assists with transportation of ventilator-dependent patients (High Risk/Low Volume).
Assists at deliveries as requested for neonatal resuscitation and/or stabilization (High Risk/ Low Volume)
Monitors ECMO as appropriate.
Administers and monitors respiratory care treatments
Administers therapy according to established departmental policy (High Risk/High Volume)
Evaluates patient within 2 hours of notification of respiratory therapy orders and initiates as stated (High Risk/Low Volume)
Instructs patient and family members in proper methods of respiratory therapy
At end of shift, assures assigned areas are stocked as required
Responds promptly to treatment needs in Emergency Department (High Risk/High Volume)
Responds immediately to Dr. Leo codes and correctly manages the airway and external compressions (High Risk/Low Volume)
Responds immediately to all emergent patient situations including but not limited to Rapid Response, Stroke Alert, Stemi Alert and Trauma Alert.
Promptly sets up oxygen new starts per department policy (High Risk/High Volume)
Follows established hospital and departmental infection control policies
Records pertinent information in patient's medical record
Accurately documents all respiratory care interventions during assigned shift
Documents patient and family education
Maintains up-to-date departmental records
Enters charges per shift for services performed/provided
Provides oncoming shift with current and accurate patient report
Performs noninvasive and invasive diagnostic tests and monitoring
Performs arterial blood gas sampling and analyses and communicates "critical" values immediately per department policy (High Risk/High Volume).
Performs pulmonary function tests ordered in pulmonary function laboratory and reports tests within 3 hours.
Performs beside spirometry and accurately records results.
Performs peak flow, inspiratory and expiratory force, vital capacity measurements and accurately records results.
Monitors pulse oximetry, transcutaneous C02 and end-tidal C0P2 levels.
Performs EKGs as ordered (High Risk/Low Volume).
Performs cleaning, preventive maintenance and calibration of RC equipment as required
Cleans, assembles, verifies function of ventilators and documents same prior to patient use (High Risk/Low Volume).
Cleans, calibrates and maintains PFT equipment per manufacturing specifications and department policy.
Perform arterial blood gas instrumentation calibration and maintenance per CAP requirements.
Calibrates and troubleshoots TCM and oxygen analyzers.
Functions as respiratory care protocol assessor
Assesses patient per physician-approved criteria (RCP) within 1 hour of receipt of order and documents same (High Risk/Low Volume).
Writes correct therapy orders based on accurate triage score in physician's order sheet under "RCP" (High Risk/Low Volume).
Delivers initial therapies as ordered (High Risk/Low Volume).
Reassesses patient within established time frame, changing therapy as indicated and documents same (High Risk/Low Volume).
Conveys all RCP therapies - initial and changes - to appropriate staff members and documents same in departmental records (High Risk/Low Volume).
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Required: Sufficient college credits to qualify for registry exam or Graduate of AMA approved Respiratory Therapist program required.
Preferred: Acute Care Hospital experience preferred
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES
Required: Registered Respiratory Therapist credential by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). Current Texas Respiratory Care Practitioner license. Current certification as BCLS Provider.
Preferred: NRP. ACLS.
Registered Respiratory Therapist (Rrt) - Nights
St. David's South Austin Medical Center provides convenient, comprehensive healthcare and leading-edge services in Women's Health, St. David's Neuroscience & Spine Institute, Oncology, Heart and Vascular, Surgical Services (including da Vinci robotics), Orthopedics and Rehabilitation. The hospital recently underwent a $72 million expansion, and will be the site of Austin's first bone marrow transplant center.
The Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) performs the daily routine/critical care and diagnostic procedures as ordered by the Physician. Further, the RRT is responsible for performing basic equipment maintenance, quality control measures and other administrative, technical, or miscellaneous relevant tasks as might be required.
Demonstrate knowledge, clinical application and indications for various Oxygen and Aerosol Therapeutic Regimens,;Airway Pressure Therapy techniques; Chest Percussion and Postural Drainage techniques,;Volume Ventilators, both Invasive and Noninvasive Ventilation, will orient to Ventilator used at this facility in first 90 days; CPAP and BIPAP; Suction airway via Endotracheal Tube and NTS.
Conduct and document Ventilator Checks at regular intervals assuring all relevant information is recorded.
Respond to Code Leos and ensure airway integrity and adequate ventilation during resuscitation as required.
Demonstrate knowledge and safe practice of performing both radial and brachial arterial puncture, achieving a radial artery puncture rate of at least 85%; obtaining an Arterial Specimen via an Arterial Line.
Demonstrate appropriate Blood Sampling technique for all sample types on the IL GEM 3500 and 4000 Blood Gas Analyzers.
Demonstrate knowledge and competence of acquiring acceptable EKG tracings using both the GE and Philips EKG Systems, EKG Data Management system, Epiphany (HeartSuite).
Achieve and demonstrate a working knowledge of Meditech including Lab, Order Entry and Nursing Modules as well as achieving a charting percentage of at least 98.
Degree from accredited Respiratory Care Program
- RRT authority of National Board for Respiratory Care
- RCP authority of Texas Medical Board
- BLS authority American Heart Association
- ACLS Authority American Heart Association within 90 days of hire
Minimum of one year clinical experience
PRN Respiratory Therapist -Peds
Administers all therapeutic, diagnostic, and mechanical modalities under the purview of Respiratory Care Services, for which the Therapist II has demonstrated appropriate proficiency, and has been documented as competent to perform these procedures. All of the criteria-based duties within this document will be performed according to established policies, procedures and guidelines within the department and the hospital. Responsibility for the delivery of Respiratory Care to patients of all age groups, to include all therapeutic treatments, oxygen therapy, arterial blood gas draws and analysis, ventilator management, and airway management to include intubation.
Education: Two years of formal education or training beyond high school or Associate Degree required Experience: Minimum 1 year adult critical care required Training: BLS, System and unit based orientation. NRP required at CCH Licensure: Licensed by the State of Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance Other: ACLS preferred but not required Job Specifications (Physical & Mental Requirements) External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled, must be able to perform the essential job specific functions (listed within each job specific responsibility) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by the organization on a case by case basis. If the requirement is not marked, then it is considered not applicable.
General Requirements (has the ability to.) Sit
Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) Stand
Continually ( i.e. Daily) Walk
Continually ( i.e. Daily) Drive
Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) Bend
Continually ( i.e. Daily) Climb
Continually ( i.e. Daily) Kneel
Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) Crouch
Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) Twist
Continually ( i.e. Daily) Maintain Balance
Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) Reach
Continually ( i.e. Daily) Sensory Requirements (has ability for.) Far Vision
Continually ( i.e. Daily) Near Vision
Continually ( i.e. Daily) Color Vision
Continually ( i.e. Daily) Depth Perception
Continually ( i.e. Daily) Seeing Fine Details
Continually ( i.e. Daily) Hearing Norm Speech
Continually ( i.e. Daily) Hearing Overhead Pages
Continually ( i.e. Daily) Telephone use
Continually ( i.e. Daily) Mental & Emotional Requirements (ability to.) Cope with high level of stress
Continually ( i.e. Daily) Make decisions under high pressure
Continually ( i.e. Daily) Cope with anger/fear/hostility of others in a calm way
Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) Manage altercations
Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) Concentrate
Continually ( i.e. Daily) Handle a high degree of flexibility
Continually ( i.e. Daily) Handle multiple priorities in stressful situation
Continually ( i.e. Daily) Work alone
Continually ( i.e. Daily) Demonstrate high degree of patience
Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) Adapt to shift work
Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) Work in areas that are close and crowded
Continually ( i.e. Daily) Hand Manipulation (ability with.) Simple Grasping
Continually ( i.e. Daily) Firm Grasping
Continually ( i.e. Daily) Fine Manipulation
Continually ( i.e. Daily) Use of Keyboards
Continually ( i.e. Daily) Required Lifting (ability to lift.) Up to 10 lbs
Continually ( i.e. Daily) 11 to 24 lbs
Continually ( i.e. Daily) 25 to 34 lbs
Continually ( i.e. Daily) 35 to 50 lbs
Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) 51 to 75 lbs
Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) 76 to 100 lbs
Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) Over 100 lbs
Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) Pushing/Pulling (ability to push and pull.) Up to 10 lbs
Continually ( i.e. Daily) 11 to 24 lbs
Continually ( i.e. Daily) 25 to 34 lbs
Continually ( i.e. Daily) 35 to 50 lbs
Continually ( i.e. Daily) 51 to 75 lbs
Continually ( i.e. Daily) 76 to 100 lbs
Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) Over 100 lbs
Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) Environmental (may be exposed to.) Infectious Diseases
Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) Chemical Agents
Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) Dust, Fumes, Gases Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) Extremes in Temperature or Humidity
Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) Hazardous or Moving Equipment
Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) Unprotected Heights
Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) Loud Noises
Occasionally (i.e. Monthly)
The Respiratory Therapist is responsible for providing basic and advanced respiratory care services in accordance with specific physician's orders and/or policies and procedures to pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients within the scope of care and under the supervision of the Medical Director and technical Director of respiratory care.
Essential Job Functions:
- Initiate and monitor mechanical ventilators. Recommend appropriate adjustments to the physician.
- Initiate and monitor non-invasive ventilation including CPAP and BiPAP.
- Provide therapeutic services to maintain patent airway including the care of the artificial airway, maintenance of tracheal cuff inflation, tracheal decannulation and extubation procedure, and tracheal suction.
- Administer a variety of respiratory therapy modalities while maintaining knowledge of the purpose of each and the possible side effects.
- Provide therapeutic services to achieve and maintain adequate arterial and tissue oxygenation including the administration of oxygen via a variety of modalities.
- Monitor and assess oxygenation needs by performing resting and exercise pulse oximetry and nocturnal oxygen desaturation testing.
- Perform arterial blood gas puncture.
- Prepare and administer medication within the scope of respiratory practice. Incorporate all safety and security measures associated with the medication delivery process.
- Perform pulmonary function studies including pyrometer, lung volumes, diffusion, and bronchial provocation testing.
- Assist physician during fiberoptic bronchoscopic procedures and prepare associated laboratory specimens.
- Monitor patient status during moderate sedation procedures according to hospital procedure.
- Select, assemble and use equipment appropriate for respiratory therapy service assuring age appropriateness, cleanliness and functionality. Operates equipment safely and correctly following manufacturers guidelines.
- Perform patient assessment and evaluation of effectiveness of therapy and document findings according to department procedure.
- Respond to all cardiac arrests and Code C's and perform all necessary assessments and interventions within the respiratory scope of practice.
- Educate patient/family regarding treatment plan, equipment use, medications, smoking cessation, and disease specific information.
- Perform EKG's and Holter monitor while providing limited cardiology service coverage.
- Maintain a safe hospital environment for patient, family, and personnel by implementing safety and infection surveillance guidelines established by the Hospital. This includes frequent hand washing and adherence to standard precautions.
Work Experience, Etc.,
- High school diploma or equivalent required.
- Graduate of AMA approved program (Associate degree) in Respiratory Care required.
- Current PA respiratory care license required.
- CRT certification within 1 year of hire required.
- RRT certification preferred.
- BLS and ACLS certifications required within 30 days of hire.
- Maintain current licensure requirements.
First established in the 1890s as a place to treat railroad workers, Ohio Valley Hospital now features a wide range of medical and surgical services. These include acute inpatient care, geriatric and outpatient psychiatry, orthopedics, and acute rehabilitation services. We also offer personal care and independent living for seniors, as well as dementia and Alzheimer’s care.
Today, it is Ohio Valley Hospital’s mission to provide programs and services that improve the quality of life of community members across our service area. Our staff and administration strive to provide caring, cost-effective, and friendly health care. We view safety and quality as top priorities — while also encouraging innovative and creative approaches to improving patient outcomes.
Our recent name change signals our continuing efforts at keeping OVH at the forefront of health care changes; with the implementation of state-of-the-art medical technology, a first-rate medical staff, offering a more personal patient experience, and a new, modern look. Based on our track record of positive patient outcomes and inspections, OVH has been accredited by The Joint Commission.
Our facilities also serve as a training center for future health care professionals. The Ohio Valley School of Nursing (OVHSON) offers a 19-month RN diploma program, fully accredited by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing (PASBON), the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, and the Department of Education.
The Ohio Valley Hospital School of Radiography (OVHSOR) partners with La Roche College for our Radiography Program. This prestigious and dual effort offers a 24-month certificate in Radiologic Technology from OVHSOR and an Associate Degree in Health Science with a concentration in Radiologic Technology from La Roche College. The Ohio Valley Hospital/La Roche College Radiography Program is accredited by The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.
As an independent community hospital, we treat our patients like family –- compassionately, close to home, and with a dedication to clinical excellence.
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