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Respiratory Therapist RRT - Temp

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Macon, GA, United States
Job ID: 119901
Job Family: Respiratory Services
Status: Part Time
Shift: Variable
Job Type: Temporary
Department Name: 12011053133313-Respiratory Care

Overview

Performs all aspects of direct respiratory care according to physician’s orders and/or approved protocols. Consults physicians on effectiveness of therapy and makes appropriate recommendations. Provides appropriate ventilator support and maintains other cardiopulmonary life support equipment. Maintains and properly utilizes respiratory care equipment. 

  • Demonstrates knowledge in various modes and methods of oxygen delivery and the equipment needed for each and can conduct prescribed therapeutic procedures to achieve adequate oxygenation. 
  • Administers therapeutic procedures, understanding the purpose and benefits, and possible effects associated with each. 
  • Performs diagnostic procedures as outlined in policy. 
  • Initiates, monitors, and maintains mechanical ventilators and non-invasive ventilators and is aware of the critical care duties and effects of such therapy. 
  • Independently evaluates current therapies using appropriate judgement and protocols, making proper recommendations concerning plans of care and patient education needs. 
  • Documents therapy and results as required by hospital, department, and regulatory agencies. Communicates information to appropriate members of the healthcare team. 
  • Initiates, conducts, and modifies respiratory care techniques in an emergency setting. 
  • Performs and evaluates blood sampling analysis with a thorough understanding of the values, and the importance and treatment of abnormal results. 
  • Works independently in all patient care areas and assists co-workers with patient care whenever possible. 
  • Follows departmental safety guidelines. Completes all regulatory requirements. 
  • Completes annual proficiency evaluation of respiratory care equipment and procedures. 
  • Is proficient in the electronic medical records and its interface with the Respiratory Care Department. 

What You Will Need

Graduate of AMA-approved school of Respiratory Care. Associate’s RRT or RRT equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree preferred. 

Credentials as a Registered Respiratory Therapist by the National Board for Respiratory Care. Licensed as a Respiratory Care Practitioner in the state of Georgia.