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Company: Crisp Regional Health Services
Location: Cordele, GA
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Hospitals, Health Care

Description

Position Summary:
Under the leadership of the Director, Respiratory Therapy, the Respiratory Therapist – Registered isan active member of the Respiratory Therapy Department that assists in the delivery of respiratory care and services. The Respiratory Therapist - Registered, provides age appropriate and culturally sensitiverespiratory care, as well as cardiac and pulmonary diagnostic testingto neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients. The Therapist utilizes the Respiratory Therapy Protocols in the prevention of and intervention in life-threatening situations.  The Therapist provides professional quality care that maximizes the patient's respiratory function and enhances the efficiency and effectiveness of the department. 
 
Basic Qualifications:

  • Education:
Requires an Associate's Degree in Respiratory Care from an accredited school. A Bachelor's Degree is preferred.
  • Experience:
Requires two to four years of work-related experience or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Licensure, Registrations & Certifications:
Requires and maintains a Registered Respiratory Therapist (CRT) registration.
Requires and maintains a certification in Basic Life Saving (BLS), ACLS, PALS and NRP.
 
Essential Job Responsibilities:
  • Utilizes Respiratory Protocols and performs appropriate cardiopulmonary assessmentsand treatment procedures.
  • Plans, implements and evaluates the patient's respiratory care.
  • Documents in the medical record the patient's respiratory care intervention and the patient response. Educates the patient and family members of the respiratory care plans and issues.    
  • Implements and documents patient responses to treatments and/or medications and modifies care plan based on patient progress.
  • Sets and prioritizes appropriate respiratory care and support required for the patient.
  • Operates, maintains and repairs the respiratory and cardiopulmonary equipment used in treating patients.
  • Maintains a comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of the cardiopulmonary department.
  • Organizes work and assigns priorities in testing and treating patients.
  • Collects, reviews, and analyzes treatment data to ensure ongoing quality in treating patients.
  • Functions as part of an interdisciplinary team promoting positive interpersonal communication skills when communicating with patients, families, visitors, physicians, and staff in all departments of the organization.
  • Complies with CRHS and department safety, infection control and performance improvement initiatives and sterile procedures, ensuring the safe delivery of products and services.
  • Presents a professional image to CRHS nursing and medical staff members.
  • Performs other related job duties as assigned.
 
Standards of Performance:
  • Utilizes Respiratory Protocols and performs appropriate cardiopulmonary assessmentsand treatment procedures.
  • Plans, implements, evaluates and documents the patient's respiratory care and responses to treatments and/or medications.
  • Educates the patient and family members of the respiratory care plan and issues.  
  • Implements, documents and modifies the care plan based on patient progress.
  • Establishes and prioritizes an appropriate respiratory care and support required for the patient.
  • Operates, maintains and repairs the respiratory and cardiopulmonary equipment use in treating patients.
  • Maintains a comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of the cardiopulmonary department.
  • Organizes work and assigns priorities in testing and treating patients.
  • Collects, reviews, and analyzes treatment data to ensure ongoing quality in treating patients.
  • Complies with all standards of care, safety and infection control policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates reliability as measured by compliance with the CRHS Time and Attendance policy.
  • Demonstrates professional conduct and adherence to all safety, confidentiality and HIPAA standards.
  • Promotes teamwork with the entire staff, as well as other contacts within the hospital, as measured by observations of Manager and co-workers.
  • Attends professional development programs and in-service training and meets the minimum requirement for continuing professional education.
  • Adheres to the CRHS Standards of Behavior as measured by observations of staff, as well as outside and other inside customers.
  • Verbalizes all core competencies of the unit and department.
  • Complies with all regulatory requirements including the National Patient Safety Goals as observed by peers, supervisor and all members of the healthcare team.


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