Respiratory Therapist

Community Memorial Hospital

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Overview:

Our Respiratory Therapists are highly trained when it comes to performing specialized respiratory care including ventilator management, nebulizer treatment, chest PT, drawing arterial blood gases, oxygen therapies, external ventilation support and some pulmonary function assessments.

If you're passionate about respiratory care, it's time to join our established team as a Registered Respiratory Therapist!

Responsibilities

***$5000 Sign on Bonus / $10,000 Educational Assistance offered for all New Hires!***

Essential Key Job Responsibilities

  • Provides direct patient care considering the patient's needs, which promotes a positive quality work environment in the provision of quality patient care.
  • In accordance with established policies, administers and monitors critical care procedures such as mechanical ventilation, physiological monitoring, and diagnostic procedures.
  • Performs assessment of the patient, determining needs related to therapy modality, frequency, and duration of the treatment regime ordered by the MD based on patient's age, cognitive and physician abilities, and/or developmental needs. Is responsible for the communication to the physician of pertinent patient evaluation data. Makes recommendations for changes in specific modes of therapy.
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned by management.
  • Authorized to make entries in the medical record, consistent with and limited to the scope of the job duties and any applicable licensure. Observes the response of the patients to therapy, evaluated and records in the patient's medical record. Immediately reports adverse reactions.
  • Provides instruction to patients, family, staff, and students about theory, therapy, and equipment used in Respiratory Therapy procedures and techniques, and documents such as required. Provides instruction and referral for Home Care patients and their families/care givers using language and materials appropriate for age, cognitive, and physical abilities, and/or developmental needs.
  • Assumes charge person responsibilities in the supervisor's absence. Assigns work load, based on staff's level of competency.
  • Participates in quality assurance. Provides educational support for staff and clients. Coordinates continuing education programs for staff. Effectively communicates to supervisor/patients/other staff pertinent patient information. Serves as a resource person for their staff members.
  • Demonstrates competence and provide for the cleaning, sterilization, assembly and maintenance of equipment and stocking of supplies in the department and the floors, as necessary and appropriate.
  • Provides complete hand-off report to on-coming personnel and takes a complete report from off-going personnel. Communicates a professional attitude with patient's visitors and other hospital personnel while assuring confidentiality of patient and other hospital information. Must have ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a diverse and multi-cultural environment.
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned by management.
  • Qualifications

    Education:

    • Graduate of an AMA approved 2-4 year, college based program of Respiratory Therapy.
    • Licensed by the State of Nebraska with a Respiratory Care Practitioner License or Iowa Department of Health with a Respiratory Care Practitioner's license.

    Licenses & Certifications

    • Registration (RRT) by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)
    • Licensed by the State Nebraska with a Respiratory Care Practitioner license or Iowa Department of Health with a Respiratory Care Practitioner's license
    • Basic Life Support Instructor Certification from the American Heart Association required upon hire
    • ACLS or ACLS instructor certification is required within 3 months of hire date from the American Heart Association
    • PALS (Pediatric Cardiac Life Support) or PALS instructor certification required within 6 months (dependent of patient population served)
    • NRP (Neonatal Resuscitations Program) completed within 6 months of hire (dependent of patient population served)

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