Valley View Medical Center Registered Respiratory Therapist-NICU-Days-Full Time in Conyers, Georgia
Examines patients with breathing-related conditions and conducts diagnostic testing. Consults with physicians to develop and implement a treatment plan for the patient. Performs physiotherapy and other treatments and teaches patients to use medications. Reports to: Respiratory Director. FLSA: Non-exempt.
Measures lung capacity and analyzes blood samples using a blood gas analyzer.
Delivers and assesses response to ordered therapy per plan of care. Monitors, records, and communicates patient condition as appropriate.
Evaluates respiratory care policies and procedures based on patient outcomes, current research, and best practices.
Responds to codes and calls for emergent assistance. Assesses patient condition and delivers appropriate treatment.
Educates the patient and family about the patient's illness and provides information about community support groups and other resources.
Monitors, receives, stocks, and distributes respiratory care supplies and medical gas cylinders.
Maintains storage areas with required supply levels and equipment.
Disassembles, cleans, and sterilizes equipment, and performs preventative maintenance and calibration of machines.
Identify the patient with two appropriate identifiers; ie Name and Date of Birth.
Practice standard infection prevention measures, including hand hygiene (i.e. after touching patients and upon entering and leaving)
Patient Experience: Employee shall endeavor to provide a superior patient experience.
Minimum Education: x Graduate of an accredited Respiratory Therapy Program □ Preferredx Required
Required Skills: Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
Certifications: x Basic Life Support (BLS) x Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) required for Full Time Therapists x Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) preferred x Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP)required for NICU Therapists x RRT credentialed by the NBRC x Current Georgia RCP license
Minimum Work Experience:
1 year experience in an acute care hospitalx Preferred□ Required ICU and ED experience for Adult Respiratory Therapistsx Preferred□ Required 1 year current experience in Level 2 or 3 NICU including high risk delivery attendance for NICU Therapistx Preferred□ Required
Organization: *Rockdale Medical Center
Title: Registered Respiratory Therapist-NICU-Days-Full Time
Requisition ID: 7446-4407