Registered Respiratory Therapist - PRN in Mayfield, KY at LifePoint Health

Date Posted: 1/6/2021

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Job Description

Jackson Purchase Medical Center

The RRT under medical direction, practice the therapy, management, rehabilitation, diagnostic evaluation, and care of patients with deficiencies and abnormalities affecting the cardiopulmonary system.
• Observes professional ethics in maintaining confidential information concerning the financial, personal, medical or employment status of patients/families at JPMC.
• Must follow and enforce accepted safety practices for patients and hospital.
• Must report safety hazards and initiate appropriate action.
• Must participate in safety instructional programs.
• Demonstrate knowledge and competency to administer pharmacological, diagnostic and therapeutic agents.
• Observe and monitor patient responses and report changes as indicated.
• Competently perform and analyze blood gases with quality control measures recorded.
• Perform respiratory secretions and pulmonary function testing.
• Measure and monitor cardiac function as it relates to respiratory care.
• Administer mechanical or environmental control mechanisms.
• Provide the maintenance of artificial and natural airways.
• Performs Cardiopulmonary services in accordance with Federal, State, JCAHO, hospital and other regulatory and accrediting standards.
• Performs patient care duties as a RRT. Demonstrate knowledge and competency to deliver care to all age groups.
• Provides leadership and direction for those employees with lesser training.
• Complies with and supports department and hospital mission statement.
• Produces a high level of quality care with concern for efficiency, cost effectiveness, and communication.
• Prepares and maintains departmental/patient medical records.
• Maintains department equipment ready for use and demonstrates satisfactory understanding of use of all equipment.
• Performs job duties with awareness for safety, education and infection control.
• Demonstrate Clinical and department specific competencies: Laboratory functions; medication preparation; therapy administration; critical care, and special testing.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Must be a graduate of a Respiratory CareProgram and Kentucky State Registered Respiratory Therapist with Basic LifeSupport certification. Previous experience preferred.

Basic Skills include organizational,customer relations, math, grammar/spelling, computer training, the ability tofollow written and oral direction, and the ability to read, write, speak, andunderstand English.

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