SoutheastHEALTH Registered Respiratory Therapist in Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Registered Respiratory Therapist

Clinical Professional
Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Respiratory Therapy Full-Time

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Description

Night ShiftResponsible for the safe administration of Respiratory Care Services and procedures as ordered by physiciansBegin

  • Responsible for the safe administration of Respiratory Care Services and procedures as ordered by physicians

  • Maintains and cleans equipment used within the department

  • Participates in inservice activities to further staff development

  • Supervises respiratory therapy students

  • Makes clinical decisions whenever necessary

  • Takes an active role in Quality Improvement within the department

  • Exhibits competency in performing all of the procedures currently performed by the Respiratory Therapy Department in accordance with policies and procedures as outlined by the policy and procedure manuals

  • Must be able to consult with other hospital personnel and physicians appropriately

  • Proper communication with other Respiratory Care staff is essential

  • Is capable of performing appropriately with all of the following patient classifications: neonatal, pediatric, adult, and geriatric

  • Duties require interaction with different patient age groups, i.e., neonate, child, adolescents, adults, and the elderly, and requires recognition that different age groups require specialized attention or care

  • Will serve as lead therapist as requested

  • Performs other duties as assigned

  • NOTE: Responsible for performing special procedures, i.e. Bronchoscopies, Metabolic Cart Studies, Adult/Pediatric and Neonatal Ventilation Care as outlined by the policies and procedures. These practitioners will be responsible for these procedures only after individualized training and proved competency is completed

Become

  • Must be a graduate of an AMA accredited Respiratory Care Program

  • Membership in the AARC is preferred

  • CPR certification is mandatory

  • MO State License is required as a Respiratory Care Practitioner

  • or a Respiratory Education Permit from the Missouri Board of Respiratory Care for up to 6 months post graduation date

  • Must be able to read, write and speak English