Respiratory Therapist II in Columbia, SC at LifePoint Health

Date Posted: 12/18/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Providence Health

Founded as Providence Hospitals in 1938 by the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, Providence's two free standing full-service hospitals and numerous satellite practices maintain a true devotion to advanced clinical expertise and unmatched compassion. On February 2, 2016, Providence became part of the LifePoint Health network, and shortly thereafter, changed its name to Providence Health to better represent the full complement of its services. Driven by quality, compassion, and Christ, Providence treats the whole person- body, mind, and spirit.


Providence Health- Downtown is looking for an experienced Respiratory Therapist II to join our Downtown team.


For more information about the physicians and services provided by Providence Health, click here.


Essential Functions

  • Able to auscultate chest sounds and communicate in a verbal and written and written (Meditech) manner.
  • Able to perform handheld breathing treatments in a safe and professional manner.

  • Able to report to work in a timely manner and dressed appropriately. Must present a professional image while at work.

  • Must be able to initiate and monitor ventilator dependent patients in a caring and professional manner.

  • Able to work with co-workers and strive toward a 'team approach' toward work and work schedule.

  • Able to lift and roll heavy equipment (greater than 50 lbs.) in a safe manner to all parts of the hospital.

  • Must be able and willing to work with all ages of patients in a competent manner.

  • Must be able to think critically throughout the work shift and be able to prioritize a large workload into manageable units.

  • Must be able to draw, analyze and discuss ABGs in a professional manner and must be able to thoroughly maintain ABG machines.

  • Adheres to all hospital and departmental policies and procedures.





Job Requirements

Minimum Work Experience

Education may substitute for experience.

One year of experience preferred.

Minimum Education 

Must be a graduate of a National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC). 

Required Licenses/Certifications

  • The Respiratory Therapist must be certified or registered as a respiratory therapist by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC)
  • Valid South Carolina license to practice as a Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP).

  • ACLS, PALS and BLS ( issued from the American Heart Association)


Location

Providence Health Downtown

2435 Forest Drive

Columbia, SC 29204

 Shift

Days, Evenings and Weekends available




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