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RRT-REGISTERED RESPIRATORY THERAPIST

Company: Conway Medical Center
Location: Conway
Posted on: March 22, 2020

Job Description:

The Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) will perform and evaluate diagnostic and therapeutic clinical procedures in accordance with physician orders. The RRT will be responsible for performing procedures including but not limited; endotracheal intubation, extubations, tracheotomy tube changes, capnography monitoring. Other duties include; evaluating appropriateness of medical orders, transporting patients requiring mechanical ventilation or airway protection, assuring safe operations of devices in the MRI, and assisting with Bronchoscopy. The RRT will be responsible for the orientation and training of Certified Respiratory Therapist. The RRT will be proficient in the application of mechanical ventilator modalities, Non-Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation (NPPV); Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) and Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP). The RRT must be willing to report back to work during any emergency situation, this includes if needed during inclement weather, mass casualty, internal disaster, etc. The RRT will complete other duties as assigned.--------All organizational staff, including this position, are specifically required as a condition of continued employment to make advance preparations for their families and pets in the event of weather emergencies such as Hurricanes and flooding threats.-- Any staff member can be determined as essential staff required to report to the facility during these events. In many cases this means reporting and sleeping at the facility before, during and after a weather emergency. By signing this job description, the staff member accepts this responsibility of readiness to report to work during any designated emergency staffing situation. CMC staff members operate as one team meeting the healthcare needs of our communities, thus this position will on occasion complete other duties as assigned beyond those designated in this primary job description which may include "float" coverage at an alternate facility, department or assignment.QualificationsEducation:Associates Degree (AS) in Respiratory Therapy required.Bachelor's Degree (BS) in Respiratory Therapy preferred.Experience:Minimum 6 months of clinical experience following graduation from a respiratory care program required.Two years post-graduate respiratory care experience preferred.Licensure/Certification/Registration:Current License as a Respiratory Care Practitioner in the state of South Carolina required.Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) required.Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) required.Certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required. (Or completed within 6 months of employment.)Certification in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) required. (Or completed within 6 months of employment.)Special Skills:Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with nursing colleagues, physicians, and department heads required.Exemplary core customer service skills strongly required.Strong organizational skills required.Strong PC skills required.Strong verbal communication skills required.Ability to exercise independent judgement in emergency situations required.Working Conditions:Occasional exposure to difficult patients.Potential exposure to blood borne and airborne pathogens.Stress level high due to multiple demands frequently occurring simultaneously.Frequent exposure to bio-hazardous materialsPhysical surroundings pleasant and comfortableProlonged standing and walkingPhysical Requirements:Medium Heavy - While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently (activity or condition exists from 2/3 to 3/4 of the time) required to stand, sit, and walk; occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) to use hands, fingers; and frequently to talk or hear. The employee must exert 30 to 45 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 15 to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 15 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Ability to hear to process instructions and safety code and alarms required. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job and will be assessed by post offer Employee Health fit-for-duty review.

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