The Respiratory Therapist is responsible for performing respiratory care (and cardiac testing) duties as assigned; Participates in emergency resuscitations; Draws arterial blood and analyzes sample for blood gas and electrolyte studies.
In this role, you will assume preceptor duties as assigned, may include role as designated charge therapist as assigned by manager, develops policies and procedures, performs monitors and data collection for quality assurance, and assists in goal setting and evaluations for department, team members and self.
In this role, the selected candidate will provide respiratory care in critical care areas as needed; act as a resource individual for other members of the Respiratory Care department, nursing, ancillary staff, and residents.
In this role, you will provide quality patient care as a member of the Respiratory Team, develop and ensure the patient plan of care collaboration with physicians, registered nurses, therapists, PT/OT/SLP therapists and nursing assistants.
In this role, you will performing the duties of this job, the employee uses his/her hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, or crouch; talk or hear.
The Respiratory Therapist (RT) has a thorough knowledge and proficiency in the skills of adult (ages 18-65), geriatric (ages 66 and over), neonatal (birth to 12 months), and occasionally adolescent (ages 12-17) respiratory care, where applicable.