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Respiratory Therapist- Days (2958)

Company: Bolivar Medical Center
Location: Cleveland
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

Bolivar Medical Center

($5,000 Sign-On)
Under the supervision of the Respiratory Care Manager and the request of the physician, sets up and operates various types of respiratory care equipment to be utilized in the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory disease and/or illness for newborn, pediatric, adu1t, and geriatric patients. Must be able to advise and consult with the other Respiratory Therapists, Respiratory students and physicians regarding the proper use and equipment, management of difficult patients, routine and critical care procedures, and general operating procedures of Respiratory Care.
Explains purpose and procedure of treatments, tests, and equipment to the patient. (Includes treatments of newborn through geriatric age patients.)
Performs others duties as directed by Respiratory Care Manager.
Responsible for arranging for or providing emergency coverage when the need arises.
Takes an active role in in-service education of the technicians as well as the orientation of nursing personnel to Cardiopulmonary Services.
Assists in maintaining an appropriate inventory of all necessary therapeutic and blood gas equipment and supplies.
Takes an active role in striving for a good quality control and continuous quality improvement.
Maintains patient billing for Respiratory Care..

Job Requirements:
Education:

Graduate of accredited A MA-approved respiratory therapy program.
CRT or RRT credentials by the National Board of Respiratory Care with an Associate Degree preferred
Current MS licensure as respiratory care practitioner or temporary permit as respiratory practitioner.
Current BCLS, ACLS, PALS. and NALS certification -preferred.
Successful completion of job description competency skil1s testing.

Language Skills:

Ability to read and communicate effectively in English.
Moderate written and verbal ski11s.
Basic computer skills

Mathematical Skills:

College level math skills with additional course knowledge in physics.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to identify problems, solve problems within scope of care and authority, collect data, recall and apply data upon request.

Licensure, Certifications, Registrations:

Current MS licensure as respiratory care practitioner
Current BCLS, ACLS, PALS and NALS preferred
CRT/RRT with the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC)

Experience, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of interpersonal communication skills/methods
Basic computer knowledge
Previous experience in ABC puncture, sampling and analysis, and ventilator management preferred.
Ability to use manual resuscitation for prolonged periods.
Ability to travel on patient transports in ambulance with critically ill patients
Knowledge of dept. and hospital's current policies and procedures.
Ability to work eight(8), ten (10), twelve(12) or sixteen(l6) hours occasionally when dept. or hospital emergencies arrive.

LifePoint Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans' status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Keywords: Bolivar Medical Center, Jackson , Respiratory Therapist- Days (2958), Healthcare , Cleveland, Mississippi

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