Catholic Health Initiatives Respiratory Therapist (CRT or RRT) - Nights (Saint Joseph London) in LONDON, Kentucky

Respiratory Therapist (CRT or RRT) - Nights (Saint Joseph London)

Description

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.

Qualifications

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

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.