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Respiratory Therapist CRTT or RRT PRN AS NEEDED

Company: Rapides Regional Medical Center
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: July 14, 2019

Job Description:

DescriptionSHIFT: PRN

SCHEDULE: PRN/Per Diem

GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
The

Respiratory Therapist is responsible for day-to-day operations in the

respiratory care department. Assumes

responsibility for policy/procedure formulations, performance improvement, and

diagnostics. Assumes preceptor

responsibilities for Respiratory Care Practitioners and new employees as

directed within the area of specialty. Assists with initial assessment for all

respiratory protocol patients. Assists

with clinical-based research projects that are related to defining

appropriateness and efficiency of respiratory care delivered.

When it comes

to patient care, we strive to be the healthcare provider of choice. When

it comes to employee care, our goal is to be the employer of

choice.

Benefits include:


  • Medical,

    Dental, & Vision Insurance
  • 401K Plan with

    employer match
  • Generous Paid

    Time Off
  • Flexible

    Spending Account
  • Long Term and

    Short Term Disability Benefits
  • Direct Deposit
  • Tuition

    Reimbursement
  • Employee

    Discounts
  • And more!

    Qualifications
    EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES:


    • Graduate from an accredited Respiratory Therapy

      program
    • Current Louisiana Respiratory Care Practitioner License

      (Certified or Registered)
    • CPR for Healthcare Providers to be completed within 30

      days of hire
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) to be completed

      within 30 days of hire

      MAJOR

      TASKS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

      • Performs respiratory

        care procedures in response to patient needs, physician direction/orders, and

        within the limits of established RRMC respiratory care policies/procedures and

        respiratory care consults
      • Promotes optimal

        respiratory status of assigned patients through physical exam, chart review,

        and response to ordered therapies, and recommendations, when appropriate, to

        affect and achieve an optimal level of response to the intervention ordered.
      • Performs airway

        management and cardiopulmonary resuscitation as required
      • Communicates the

        patient care plan thoroughly and effectively with peers, physicians, and

        nursing staff, maintaining health care teams focus during and between shifts.
      • Corrects and adjusts

        respiratory care equipment, communicates operational theory to other health

        care professionals, and recommends technology most appropriate to maximize

        patient comfort and safety, and provide effective and appropriate use of

        technology.
      • Able to modify job

        duties and communicate with customers in an age appropriate manner.
      • Appropriately assesses

        the patient's pain and involves the patient in effective management of the pain

        using age appropriate interventions.
      • Demonstrate clinical

        competence with patient care.
      • Demonstrate good

        ability to communicate in written and verbal fashion, promoting a team approach

        to patient care.

Keywords: Rapides Regional Medical Center, Alexandria , Respiratory Therapist CRTT or RRT PRN AS NEEDED, Healthcare , Alexandria, Louisiana

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