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Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Therapist

Job Description

Responsible for all aspects of Respiratory Care including: ventilator management, oxygen therapy, specialty gas administration, aerosolized medication therapy and patient care assessment.

 Summary of essential job functions

  • Set up and operate devices such as CPAP, BIPAP’s, oxygen concentrators, oxygen tanks and nebulizers, following specified parameters of treatment.
  • Determine requirements for treatment, such as type, method and duration of therapy, precautions to be taken, and medication and dosages, compatible with physicians' orders.
  • Monitor patient's physiological responses to therapy, and consult with physician if adverse reactions occur.
  • Read prescription and review patient information to assess patient condition.
  • Enforce safety rules and ensure careful adherence to physicians' orders.
  • Maintain charts that contain patients' pertinent identification and therapy information.
  • Inspect, clean, test and maintain respiratory therapy equipment to ensure equipment is functioning safely and efficiently, ordering repairs when necessary.
  • Educate patients and their families about their conditions and teach appropriate disease management techniques, such as breathing exercises and the use of medications and respiratory equipment.
  • Explain treatment procedures to patients to gain cooperation and allay fears.

Job Requirements

PHCS a provider of respiratory care and durable medical equipment is currently in need of a full-time licensed Respiratory Therapist in Baldwin county Al and North West Fl. Interested candidates should possess a minimum of 2 years experience in sleep and oxygen therapies. Appropriate state licenses and a valid drivers license must be in effect and in good order. Drug screen and back ground check is required.

Job Snapshot

Base Pay $40,000.00 - $50,000.00 /Year
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Health Care
Education Not Specified
Experience At least 2 year(s)
Manages Others Not Specified
Relocation No
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified
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Respiratory Therapist

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