Respiratory Therapist - II PRN in Hickory, NC at LifePoint Health

Date Posted: 7/15/2020

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Job Description

Frye Regional Medical Center

  1. Perform all legal RT related orders from physicians.
  1. Initiate, administer, monitor, and/or provide objective measurements for the following modalities:  O2 delivery, aerosol/humidity delivery, incentive spirometry, postural drainage and percussion, invasive and non-invasive ventilation, pulse oximetry, airway care, arterial blood gas analyses, all modes of bronchodilator therapy, arterial lines, COPD and pneumonia pathways.
  1. Demonstrates assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of treatment based on age-specific criteria and provides care appropriate to the age of the patient served (geriatric, adult, pediatric, and neonatal).
  1. Performs daily QC on ABG machines in a timely manner, and takes appropriate corrective actions as needed.
  1. Charts, records, reports, and electronically documents all therapy in the appropriate places according to hospital regulatory requirements.
  1. Performs airway care including, but not limited to, tracheal and bronchial aspiration, extubation, and other procedures aimed at establishing and/or maintaining natural and artificial airways as outlined in department policies and procedures.
  1. Clean and maintain department and equipment; sterilize and disinfect all equipment according to published standards.
  1. Abides by and practices FRMC Standards of Conduct and Service Excellence and focuses on the five (5) Pillars – Service, Quality, Cost/Productivity, People, and Growth – in daily work activities.
  1. Abides by and practices by all Tenet, FRMC, and department policies and procedures as well as meets annual expectations for attendance at Ethics, Forums, department meetings, and other required training/workshop sessions.
  1. Adheres to departmental and/or hospital communication standards, including but not limited to regularly checking e-mail communications, acknowledgement and signature on required memos and communications, and responding to communication requests.
  1. Adheres to FRMC attendance policy
  1. Adherence to all core measure initiatives, patient safety goals, and NQF Safe Practices

Job Requirements

NC Respiratory Care License

BCLS, ACLS, PALS, and NRP


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