Registered Respiratory Therapist

  • Artesia General Hospital
  • Artesia, NM 88210
  • Feb 14, 2020
PRN Therapy

Job Description

Assess and provide necessary treatment for all ages of patients related to respiratory, and/or cardiac difficulties.    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Draw blood for ABG, understanding and using related machines.  Perform EKG, SVN treatments and BiPAP/CPAP therapy. Administer proper drug and oxygen therapy Provide and maintain ventilation equipment Evaluate patients regarding auscultation, SAO2 readings and oral interview techniques. Assist with intubations. Perform outpatient studies as needed. Participate in patient education. Maintain all records pertinent to patient care.     ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: As assigned.   KNOWLEDGE/SKILL/ABILITIES: Requires thorough knowledge of the cardiopulmonary system. Skills as required for RRT/CRT license.     AGE-RELATED COMPETENCIES: Demonstrates the basic knowledge and skills necessary to identify age-specific patient needs appropriate for this position.   Information Management: Treats all information and data within the scope of the position with appropriate confidentiality and security.   Risk Management/Quality Management/Safety: Cooperates fully in all Risk Management, Quality Management, and Safety Activities and Investigations.   MINIMUM POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:     Education – Graduate of an accredited respiratory program recognized by the NBRC and AARC. Work Experience – N/A Training – per licensure. License/Certification – Current State of New Mexico CRT and/or RRT; BLS, ACLS, PALS and NRP certifications required.   ENVIROMENTAL CONDITIONS: Work environment consists of daily patient contact, which may include exposure to blood, or other body fluids.

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