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NEVADA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Registered or Certified Respiratory Therapist (RRT or CRT) in NEVADA, Missouri

Minimum Age: (NRMC NS 16+ everything else 18+)Reason for minimum age: Hazardous ExposureExperience required:i Will Train/Years of experienceLicense/Certifications Required: Current BLS or to be completed within 90 days of employmentMinimum Education: Graduate from approved program in Respiratory Care; current MO respiratory care licenseiJob Summary:iA respiratory therapist (RRT/CRT) is a healthcare worker who treats people with breathing or cardiopulmonary problems. Among their patients are premature infants whose lungs are underdeveloped and children and adults who have lung diseases such as cystic fibrosis, asthma and COPD.Department Name:i Job Title:i Reports to:i Summary of Duties:i RespiratoryRegistered Respiratory TherapistDirector of CardiopulmonaryApplies current Respiratory Theory appropriate to the age of patients served, utilizes Respiratory Standards of Care and Standards of Practice.i Utilizes principles of Strategic Quality Management, maintains a save environment of care, maintains departmental resources, assist with staff development, contributes to a collaborative practice with other disciplines, and behaves and practices in a manner consistent with the mission and objectives of NRMC.Essential Functions:1.Actively engages with patients providing introduction of self and others involved in patients care.i Communicates effectively with other staff and family.2.Assures individual patient needs for all age groups are met through communication and cooperation with Physicians and other members of the Health Care Team.i Follows standard orders and protocols to implement the appropriate care for Respiratory/Cardiopulmonary patients.3.Positively impacts the patient experience at Nevada Regional Medical Center through enhanced clear, respectful, and effective communication skills.4. Provides accurate documentation of patient information in the electronic medical record.5. Assists other staff with duties, within scope of practice, in providing essential patient cares as assigned.i The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Skills Abilities:1.Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all levels2.Demonstrates leadership skills, customer service skills and problem solving skills.3.Ability to perform simple mathematical equations. 4.Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously. 5.Effective oral and written communication skills.6.Computer skills beneficial.Working Conditions:1.Exposure to distressed patients, families or visitors. 2.Possible exposure to inside environmental conditions.Physical Demands:1.Requires standing, sitting or walking for up to 12 hours or longer per workday.i 2.The ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Requirements:1.Must maintain a telephone in residence and must available to take call when scheduled. 2.Adhere to appropriate Cardiopulmonary Services dress code.i 3.Credentialed through the Missouri State Board for Respiratory Care.4.Must successfully pass Patient Care Orientation.5.Class C Basic Life Support (CPR) within 90 days of employment and remain current. 6.Advanced Cardiac Life Support within one year of employment and remain current.7.Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) within one year of employment and remain current.8.Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) within one year of employment and remain current.Preferred Requirements:1.Graduated from an accredited school of Respiratory Therapy.2.Healthcare experience preferred. 3.Experience in Ventilator Management, Stress Test, Pulmonary Function Testing, and Floor Therapy Preferred.

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