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Respiratory Therapist 2 (RRT) PRN

WellStar Health System LaGrange, GA Contractor
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At WellStar, we all share common goals. That’s what makes us so successful – and such an integral part of our communities. We want the same things, for our organization, for our patients, and for our colleagues. As the most integrated healthcare provider in Georgia, this means we pride ourselves on investing in the communities that we serve. We continue to provide innovative care models, focused on improving quality and access to healthcare.

Responsibilities

The Registered Respiratory Therapist II is responsible for medication administration and implementing

respiratory care based on expanded knowledge, experience, and the evaluate-and-treat process. The RRT 2 is responsible for delivering patient care in complex, multiple problem-patient care situations. The majority of time is in critical care areas with protocol ventilator management, significant independent decision-making and selfdirection. In addition, to patient care delivery, the RRT is responsible for patient, family/support system education, coordination of activities, staff development, and professional and self-developmental activities. The RRT 2 is responsible for providing patient care with an understanding and awareness of population specific needs. The RRT 2 addresses the biological, emotional, and developmental, psychosocial, and patient/family education needs when providing care to the patient. Also participates in the education of new employees and others. Performance of this job will also require a close working relationship with the Medical staff and Respiratory Care Leadership.

Required Minimum Education: Graduate of an accredited respiratory therapy education program (CoARC or CAAHP) with minimally 20 quarter hours of science (B.S. degree preferred).

Required Minimum Licensure: NBRC credential as an advanced level RRT Respiratory Care Professional and holds an active GA Respiratory Care Professional License.

Required Minimum Experience: NRP/PALS preferred; WHH-LTAC requires 3yrs experience of ventilator

management, 5yrs preferred

Required Minimum Skills: Ability to communicate well, critical thinking skills, establish and maintain working relations with physicians and other health care personnel, and computer skills including familiarity with databases. Good customer relation, assessment, and communication skills are a must for this job.

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Critical Thinking
Decision Making
Communication
Critical Care
Respiratory Therapy
Coordinating
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