Noble Health Audrain

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE: Respiratory Care Practitioner – RRT

JOB FAMILY GROUP: Respiratory

JOB PROFILE SUMMARY: Provides evaluation of and care for respiratory therapy patients & Administers prescribed respiratory therapeutic services

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assesses patient for appropriate type and frequency of treatment and develops a plan of care based on diagnosis
  • Responsible for providing respiratory care services in accordance with specific physician’s orders, department policies and procedures and guidelines
  • Implements and monitors patient care plan and equipment • Monitors, records, and communicates patient condition
  • Performs advanced respiratory care modalities
  • Evaluates respiratory practice, administration of medications, and treatment based on patient outcome
  • Educates the patient and family about the health condition and provides information about community support groups and other available programs
  • Assists with care, calibration, and maintenance of all equipment
  • Participates in maintaining departmental inventory levels for supplies and equipment.
  • Processes equipment per established cleaning/sterilization procedures • Responds to Medical Emergencies and Rapid Responses
  • Works in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner
  • Performs other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS: Associate degree or equivalent years of experience and education

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Basic Life Support HealthCare Provider (BLS HCP) – American Heart Association (AHA)
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) – American Heart Association (AHA)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) – American Heart Association (AHA)
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner – MO

EXPERIENCE: No experience necessary

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Constant use of speech to share information through oral communication
  • Constant standing and walking
  • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.
  • Frequent sitting, reaching and keyboard use/data entry
  • Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors
  • Frequent use of smell to detect/recognize odors
  • Frequent use of hearing to receive oral communication, distinguish body sounds and/or hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.
  • Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.
  • Occasional lifting/moving of patients
  • Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting, gripping and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements
  • Occasional driving
  • Rare crawling and running

 

Noble Health Audrain Community Hospital complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

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Noble Health Audrain Community Hospital

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