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

Job: *Respiratory/Pulmonary

Organization: *Rockdale Medical Center

Title: Registered Respiratory Therapist-NICU-Days-Full Time

Location: Georgia-Conyers

Requisition ID: 7446-4407