Respiratory Therapist- Days (2958)
Company: Bolivar Medical Center
Posted on: January 13, 2022
Bolivar Medical Center
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
Explains purpose and procedure of treatments, tests, and equipment
to the patient. (Includes treatments of newborn through geriatric
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
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..
Graduate of accredited A MA-approved respiratory therapy
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
Ability to read and communicate effectively in English.
Moderate written and verbal ski11s.
Basic computer skills
College level math skills with additional course knowledge in
Ability to identify problems, solve problems within scope of care
and authority, collect data, recall and apply data upon
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
Ability to work eight(8), ten (10), twelve(12) or sixteen(l6) hours
occasionally when dept. or hospital emergencies arrive.
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Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with
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or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age,
religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender
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