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Respiratory Therapist - Registry Eligible, Atrium Health Union West, PT Weekend Nights

Matthews, NC, United States
Job ID: 36948
Job Family: Respiratory Services
Status: Part Time
Shift: Night
Shift Details: Regular
Department Name: 11171083933313-Respiratory Care
Location: Atrium Health Union West 1000 Healing Way, Matthews, NC


Job Summary

Performs various respiratory care duties on patients. Manages patients primarily on mechanical ventilation by continual assessment of the patient and management of the equipment.

Essential Functions
•Manages patients on mechanical ventilation which includes ventilator changes, monitoring of ventilator parameters and weaning.
•Performs all aspects of artificial airway management.
•Obtains arterial blood gas samples and operates equipment providing ABG and electrolyte results.
•Performs respiratory care treatments, oxygen administration, and pulmonary diagnostic activities.
•Documents and charges all therapies performed. Obtains EKGs.
•Adheres to quality control, infection control, and performance improvement guidelines for equipment and services.
•Adheres to administrative, personnel, and departmental policies.

Physical Requirements
Work requires frequent lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling. Must be able to lift and carry 25 pounds. Requires ability to move hands and fingers easily and skillfully. May be exposed to hazardous working conditions including biohazardous body fluids and chemicals.
Education, Experience and Certifications
Currently licensed as a Respiratory Care Practitioner through the NC Respiratory Care Board. Associates Degree in Respiratory Therapy is preferred. Registry eligible as outlined by the NBRC. Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider (BLS HCP) from AHA is required.