Registered Respiratory Therapist (PRN-Nights)

PRN
Main Hospital Campus in Bay City, Texas
Posted 6 months ago

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Licensed by the Texas Medical Board as an Respiratory Care Practitioner.

ACLS certification required if assigned to Cardiac Rehabilitation

One year of clinical experience in a accredited hospital cardio pulmonary department.

Demonstrates competence in all skills addressed in this job description.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

  • Administers Therapeutic Gases as prescribed in accordance with accepted procedures.
  • Administers prescribed medications via inhalation.
  • Administers humidified therapeutic gases as prescribed.
  • Monitor patient’s physiological responses to therapy, such as vital signs, arterial blood gases, and blood chemistry changes, and consult with physician if adverse reactions occur.
  • Work as part of a team of physicians, nurses and other health care professionals to manage patient care.
  • Establishes, maintains, and monitors continuous positive airway pressure as outlined in the department procedure manual.
  • Responsible for set up and function of continuous mechanical ventilation.
  • 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.
  • Perform pulse oximetry.
  • Perform electrocardiography exams.
  • Perform Holter Monitor exams.
  • Inspect, clean, test and maintain respiratory therapy equipment to ensure equipment is functioning safely and efficiently, ordering repairs when necessary.
  • Complies with hospital policy regarding attendance, time, and personal appearance/hygiene.
  • Perform pulmonary function and adjust equipment to obtain optimum results in therapy.
  • Perform bronchopulmonary drainage and assist or instruct patients in performance of breathing exercises.
  • Demonstrate respiratory care procedures to trainees and other health care personnel.
  • Use a variety of testing techniques to assist doctors in cardiac and pulmonary research and to diagnose disorders.
  • Make emergency visits to resolve equipment problems.
  • Conduct tests, such as electrocardiograms, stress testing, and lung capacity tests, to evaluate patients’ cardiopulmonary functions.

 

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