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Respiratory Care Practitioner

Company: SSM Health
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: October 11, 2021

Job Description:

At SSM Health, we know the healing power of presence begins with compassionate employees like you. 

At St. Mary's Hospital-St. Louis, we have a Full Time Respiratory Care Practitioner opening on our Respiratory Therapy Unit. This position is scheduled for 40 hours per week as a Night.

Our Respiratory Care Practitioner come from a diverse set of backgrounds, making SSM Health a great place both to share your own knowledge and, more broadly, to learn from your peers. 

In return, you can expect a work environment where: 

  • Employees feel valued, respected and free to express themselves; 
  • Each employee finds meaning in work, leveraging skills and talents toward a greater purpose; 
  • Teamwork and collaboration are encouraged, while management is supportive. 

If you listen and respond with great care… 

Then we’d love to learn more! Please fill out your application today. 

Join a network of employees just as kind and powerful as you. 

Sign-on Bonus Full Time Nights RRT -$7500 Full Time Days RRT-$6000 2-year service commitment

Provides evaluation of and care for respiratory therapy patients. Administers prescribed respiratory therapeutic services.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assesses patient for appropriate type and frequency of treatment and develops a plan of care based on diagnosis.
  • Responsible for providing respiratory care services in accordance with specific physician's orders, department policies and procedures and guidelines.
  • Implements and monitors patient care plan and equipment. Monitors, records and communicates patient condition. Performs advanced respiratory care modalities.
  • Evaluates respiratory practice, administration of medications, and treatment based on patient outcome.
  • Educates the patient and family about the health condition and provides information about community support groups and other available programs.
  • Assists with care, calibration and maintenance of all equipment. Participates in maintaining departmental inventory levels for supplies and equipment. Processes equipment per established cleaning/sterilization procedures.
  • Responds to Medical Emergencies and Rapid Responses.
  • Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


EDUCATION

  • Associate's degree or equivalent years of experience and education.


EXPERIENCE

  • No experience required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Constant use of speech to share information through oral communication.
  • Constant standing and walking.
  • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.
  • Frequent sitting, reaching and keyboard use/data entry.
  • Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.
  • Frequent use of smell to detect/recognize odors.
  • Frequent use of hearing to receive oral communication, distinguish body sounds and/or hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.
  • Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.
  • Occasional lifting/moving of patients.
  • Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting, gripping and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.
  • Occasional driving.
  • Rare crawling and running.

Keywords: SSM Health, St. Louis , Respiratory Care Practitioner, Other , Saint Louis, Missouri

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