Catholic Health Initiatives Respiratory Therapist (CRT or RRT) - Nights (Saint Joseph London) in LONDON, Kentucky
Respiratory Therapist (CRT or RRT) - Nights (Saint Joseph London)
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
Administers treatments and medications which promote pulmonary hygiene, improve pulmonary function, and improve respiratory status.
Evaluates and ensures proper maintenance of airways and patient ventilation.
Implements oxygen, gas, and humidity therapy. Maintains oxygen and humidity devices and emergency equipment.
Performs oximetry, safely obtains blood samples, and performs blood gas analysis; verifies accuracy of results.
Performs preoperative assessments of patients’ respiratory status; provides instruction on prevention of postoperative complications.
Sets up, monitors, and maintains invasive and noninvasive ventilatory and oxygenation devices; recognizes and corrects malfunctions or inappropriate settings.
Participates in resuscitation efforts and other emergency medical treatments (based upon level of training).
Demonstrates competent and safe procedures in obtaining and handling sputum specimens.
Stocks supplies, assembles crash boxes, prepares ventilators and other equipment for immediate use; maintains a neat and orderly work area.
Other duties as assigned by management.
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
Job Professional Clinical/Allied Health
Primary Location KENTUCKY-LONDON-ST JOSEPH HOSP LONDON
Daily Schedule 7P-7A
Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 72
Weekends Required Every Other
Req ID: 2018-R0167316
We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.