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Respiratory Tech-CRTT - PRN

Company: LifeCare Hospitals
Location: Rocky Mount
Posted on: November 10, 2018

Job Description:

We have an immediate opportunity for Respiratory Tech-CRTTs
General Summary: The Respiratory Therapist performs a variety of therapeutic and diagnostic cardiopulmonary procedures that are intended to improve the cardiopulmonary status of patients with the use of appropriate equipment and supplies. The Respiratory Therapist is active in unit activities, transdisciplinary team activities, and LifeCare activities to ensure individualized, patient-centered health care for all patient populations admitted to LifeCare Hospital.
Patient Population: Delivers direct patient care appropriate to the patients served. The ages of the patients served are adult (18-65 years of age) and geriatric (65 and older).
Essential Functions:

  • Demonstrates proper performance of skills reflected and validated by the Respiratory Therapist competency checklist.
  • Administers respiratory medications, medical gases (including oxygen), and aerosol therapy in accordance with clinical practice guidelines and approved protocols and/or physician order for the care and treatment of patients with pulmonary related diagnoses.
  • Institutes, maintains, and monitors continuous ventilatory support.
  • Performs airway management in accordance with clinical practice guidelines and approved protocol. Responds to in-house emergencies and renders assistance and care as appropriate.
  • Able to perform a variety of respiratory/laboratory test procedures including but not limited to arterial blood gases, pulse oximetry, spirometry, peak flow measures, weaning parameters and EKGs.
  • Insures patient safety at all times by notifying the charge nurse of any risk factors seen, initiating and maintaining appropriate safety measures as outlined in LifeCare's policies and procedures.
  • Acts as a clinical resource for the medical staff on the delivery of respiratory therapy procedures and issues.
  • Adheres to LifeCare policies, procedures, all safety plans, and all standards imposed by regulatory organizations.

    Requirements
    Experience: One (1) year of experience with six months in adult critical care and/or rehabilitation or two (2) years of experience in an acute or LTACH setting is preferred.
    Education: Graduate of an AMA approved 2 or 4-year Respiratory Therapy program or completion of an AMA approved program equivalency. Fulfillment of RT requirements established by state and/or licensing agency or authority.
    Licensure/Certification: Current Respiratory Therapy license in the state where practicing is required. Current BLS certification is required and ACLS certification is required within six (6) months of hire. Current membership in State affiliation, National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) or American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC) is desired. All Respiratory Therapists must maintain current licensure, BLS and ACLS certifications while employed with LifeCare Hospitals.

    Company Description:

    A national leader in long term acute care, LifeCare was built on the belief that early and aggressive intervention, coupled with a personalized treatment plan that encompasses body, mind and soul, can maximize a patient's potential for recovery.At LifeCare we understand our greatest asset is our employees and that shows in our commitment to you! We have multi-disciplinary treatment teams directed by highly-trained, committed physicians that include nurses, respiratory therapists, physical medicine specialists, radiologists, pharmacists, dietitians and case managers. At Lifecare Hospitals we never forget the importance of our mission and the responsibility that comes with it.

    Keywords: LifeCare Hospitals, Rocky Mount , Respiratory Tech-CRTT - PRN, Healthcare , Rocky Mount, North Carolina

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