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Respiratory Therapist

Company: Christian Extended Care & Rehabilitation
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Asan employee of Bethesda you will be required to provide documentation ofvaccination, this includes the COVID-19 vaccine.Job Summary:Respiratory Therapist principal duties are to evaluate, assess, treat, and care for patients. The Respiratory Therapist initiates and conducts therapeutic procedures; maintains patient records; and selects, assembles,checks, and operates appropriate equipment.JOB QUALIFICATIONS:EDUCATION AND TRAININGAssociate's degree in Respiratory Therapy requiredMust have knowledge of and expertise for geriatric population and/or rehabilitationLICENSING/REGISTRATION/ CERTIFICATION:Current and valid RRT or CRT license. Graduate of an AMA approved respiratory therapy program. Missouri and Illinois Respiratory Care license. Current CPR cardEXPERIENCE:Geriatric and Rehabilitation experience preferredExperience working as a Respiratory Therapist in a long term care facility, pulmonary rehabilitation department ,LTAC, or hospital settingSKILLS AND ABILITIES:Excellent organizational and communication skills. Ability to work collaboratively and with minimal supervision. compassionate and caring attitudeJOB DESCRIPTIONOB KNOWLEDGE/RESPONSIBILITIES:Set up and operate devices such as non invasive mechanical ventilators, CPAP, BiPAP, oxygen tanks, concentrators, and compressors, following specified parameters of treatment per physicians orderProvide emergency care and assistance with cardiopulmonary resuscitationDetermine requirements for treatment, such as type, mode, duration of therapy, compatible with physicians' ordersMonitor patient's physiological responses to therapy, such as vital signs, breath sounds, and consult with physician if adverse reactions occurRead prescription,physicians order, and review patient information to assess patient conditionWork as part of a team of physicians, nurses and other health care professionals to manage patient careInspect, clean, test and maintain respiratory therapy equipment to ensure equipment is functioning safely anefficiently, ordering repairs when necessaryEducate patients and their families about their conditions and teach appropriate disease management techniques, such as breathing exercises, relaxation techniques, home safety, travel, and processes to facilitate independence. Instruct on the use of medicationsand proper care of respiratory equipment Perform trach care, medication administration, chest physiotherapy,and instruct patients in pulmonary hygiene, essentials of humidity and hydrationPerform lung capacity and oximetry measurement and adjust therapy to obtain optimum resultsMaintain productivity guidelines and adjust schedule as necessary to acheive goals . Precise documentation is required at all timesConduct thorough evaluation of patients' to asses cardiopulmonary functions.Communicate results in a timely manner to physicians and staffPerforms other related duties as requested

Keywords: Christian Extended Care & Rehabilitation, St. Louis , Respiratory Therapist, Healthcare , Saint Louis, Missouri

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