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Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Therapist

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Job Description

Spring Gate Rehab and Health Care is looking for experienced Respiratory Therapists.

Shift Available: PRN

START IMMEDIATELY IN OUR NEWLY DESIGNED VENT UNIT.

Candidate must be reliable and have a proven attendance record.

Qualified individuals must enjoy working with the elderly and their families.

  • Provides respiratory related services for established times or services within the Respiratory Care Practitioner scope of services. This may include: assessing the patient for qualifying clinical needs, gathering information, completing and/or submittng the information to the facility.
  • Records all pertinent information on respiratory care records and patient charts. This includes consults, recommendations, and pertinent conversations with physicians, staff, patient, patient family members or other caregivers. Verbal or telephone orders should be handled according to facility policy.
  • Ensures that the respiratory equipment and supplies are stored in appropriate storage area, and appropriate signs and documentation are provided within the facility.
  • Takes care of routine mail, phone calls and pages as necessary. Also completes necessary filing and faxing.
  • Communicates with facility staff regarding relevant clinical and operational issues relating to the programs and patient care issues.
  • Assess for patient’s respiratory needs. Assess oxygen saturation and use of pulse ox. Be able to assess ventilator dependent patients and work with ventilators.
  • Complete treatment and ventilator checks in a timely fashion. Notifies supervisor of any facility concerns or needs.
  • Completes TARs at the end of each month checking for accurate information.
  • The ability to assess for decanulization and weanings.
  • May participate in a wide variety of special projects.
  • Resolves rountine problems and communicates soluntion to appropriate personnel.
  • Assists the facility in maintaining regulatory compliance.

Job Requirements

Education:
  • Graduate of an accredited school for Respiratory Therapy
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)

               or Certified Respiratory Therpist (CRT)

Certifications:

  • BLS (Basic Life Support)
  • ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
  • Valid CPR certification.
  • Vent Certified, preferred.

Experience:

  • 2 years or more experience in field of Respiratory Care
  • Prefer Long Term Care
  • Acute Care to include critical care experience

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
  • Ability to work independently in a consulting capacity.
  • Ability to work cooperatively as a member of a team.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with residents and their family members,  and at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to react decisively and quickly in emergency situations.
  • Ability to organize a schedule and work to meet facility needs.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Excellent organizational skills.

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Part-Time
Job Type Health Care
Education Not Specified
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others No
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID WM-JHM04C6DQ5MCTH249G3
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Respiratory Therapist


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