Respiratory Therapist (CRT or RRT)

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Professional Clinical/Allied Health
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2018-R0185820 Requisition #
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JOB SUMMARY / PURPOSE

Assists physicians, nurses and other hospital personnel in caring for diagnosing, and treating patients with cardiopulmonary deficiencies and abnormalities by applying therapeutic, preventive, and diagnostic procedures.


ESSENTIAL KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Administers treatments and medications which promote pulmonary hygiene, improve pulmonary function, and improve respiratory status.

2. Evaluates and ensures proper maintenance of airways and patient ventilation.

3. Implements oxygen, gas, and humidity therapy. Maintains oxygen and humidity devices and emergency equipment.

4. Performs oximetry, safely obtains blood samples, and performs blood gas analysis; verifies accuracy of results.

5. Performs preoperative assessments of patients’ respiratory status; provides instruction on prevention of postoperative complications.

6. Sets up, monitors, and maintains invasive and noninvasive ventilatory and oxygenation devices; recognizes and corrects malfunctions or inappropriate settings.

7. Participates in resuscitation efforts and other emergency medical treatments (based upon level of training).

8. Demonstrates competent and safe procedures in obtaining and handling sputum specimens.

9. Stocks supplies, assembles crash boxes, prepares ventilators and other equipment for immediate use; maintains a neat and orderly work area.

10. Other duties as assigned by management.


Education
Graduation of an accredited school of Respiratory Therapy

Licensure and Certification

  • Active license to practice Respiratory Care through the Kentucky Board of Respiratory Care (KBRC) required
  • Credentialed through the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC)
  • Basic LIie Support

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