Hancock Regional Hospital

Respiratory Therapist/RRT/CRT

Job ID
2017-3869
Shift
Varied
Department
Respiratory Therapy
Position Type
Casual S

Overview

Under the direction of the Respiratory Coordinator the Respiratory Care Therapist will administer treatments, perform patient assessments, diagnostic evaluations and care of patients with deficiencies and abnormalities of the cardiopulmonary system, assist with the staff education and departmental quality assurances program. Key functions of the position address the population served by the department include neonates through geriatrics.

Responsibilities

Upon receipt of physician’s order the Respiratory Therapist will:
• Promptly deliver aerosolized medication, oxygen therapy, volume expansion therapy, initiate non-invasive and invasive mechanical ventilation, document all required information in patients chart, and participate in all CPR events.
• The therapist will make arrangements with DME companies for patients respiratory care needs at home, perform after hours EKGs and PFTs clean any needed equipment and keep it in ready condition, provide patient/family education as well as staff education when needed, maintain a positive, friendly working attitude.

Qualifications

Successful completion of an approved Respiratory Care program
Credentialed or eligible by the National Board for Respiratory Care OR CRT with at least 1-3 years of Acute Care experience including ICU and ED,
Licensed by the State of Indiana
Must maintain current licensure by completing all educational requirements through the State of Indiana
Must obtain ACLS with in 6 months of hire and remain current
Must obtain PALS and NRP within 1 year of hire.
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