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RESPIRATORY THERAPIST CRED

POSITION SUMMARYNonexempt (Hourly - Eligible for overtime) To provide bedside respiratory care to assigned patients.
To provide both inpatient and outpatient care as dictated by the physician's orders.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTSWork experience may NOT substitute for minimum education requirement.
Graduate from an accredited School of Respiratory Therapy.
CORE JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND SKILLSProvides therapeutic modalities to treat and prevent respiratory related pulmonary conditions.
Participates in quality improvement initiatives to include critical value and result reporting, patient education and proper documentation procedures.
Initiates and monitors invasive and noninvasive positive pressure mechanical ventilation and the use of weaning protocols in accordance with the hospital's policies and procedures.
Conducts patient assessments and evaluations including diagnostic testing and conducting limited physical examinations.
Follows established policies and procedures when administering therapeutic modalities as prescribed by the physician.
Performs arterial punctures using radial, brachial and femoral sites.
Draws off arterial lines to obtain samples for blood gas analysis in accordance with the hospital's policies and procedures.
Overall Core Job Responsibilities ratingsOther Requirements CONTACTSSchool:
5 years and 1 day - 12 years Young Adult:
18 years and 1 day - 28 years Adolescent:
12 years and 1 day - 18 years Adult:
28 years and 1 day - 60 years Preschool:
3 years and 1 day - 5 years Geriatric:
60 years and 1 day or older Neonate:
Birth - 1 year Toddler:
1 year and 1 day - 3 yearsPHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS / ENVIRONMENTTwist Occasionally, up to 20% of the time Body Fluid Exposure:
Yes Reach Frequently, from 21% to 50% of the time Walk Occasionally, up to 20% of the time Sit Frequently, from 21% to 50% of the time Kneel Frequently, from 21% to 50% of the time Carry/Lift 10-25 lbs.
Occasionally, up to 20% of the time Carry/Lift 25-50 lbs.
Occasionally, up to 20% of the time Crouch/Stoop Occasionally, up to 20% of the time Stand Frequently, from 21% to 50% of the time Drive Occasionally, up to 20% of the time Bend Occasionally, up to 20% of the timeSUPERVISORY / BUDGET RESPONSIBILITIESNo fiscal responsibility.
No supervisory responsibility.
Preferred Qualifications LICENSES / CERTIFICATIONS / REGISTRATIONSBasic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) required Currently licensed through the Alabama State Board of Respiratory Therapy (ASBRT) Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) or Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) requiredKNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIESKnowledge and experience in healthcare Interpersonal skills Process improvement and quality skills Written and verbal communication skillsRequisition Comments Day shift employee who will be required to work (3) 12 hour shifts not necessarily in succession but will work every other weekend.
Position Status Regular Shift Days Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Hours Per Week 36 Location Walker Baptist Medical Center Address Line 1 P.
O.
Box 3547 State Alabama City Jasper Zip Code 35502 Auto req ID 1542BR Removal Date 25-Feb-2015

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