Respiratory Therapist (FT)
Hours: 72 hours
The certified respiratory therapist is a professional who works under the supervision of the Cardiopulmonary Department Manager. Responsible to deliver a high standard of care in the treatment, management, control, diagnostic evaluation, and care of patients with deficiencies and abnormalities of the cardiopulmonary system. Effectively communicates and interacts with all members of the health care team, including patients, families, cardiopulmonary staff, physicians, nursing staff and other allied health personnel.
- Treats patients with administration and therapeutic use of medical gases and administration devices, airway humidification, medicinal and non-medicinal aerosols, broncho-pulmonary drainage.
- Involved in critical care by drawing and analyzing arterial blood gases, airway management, including endotracheal intubation, ventilatory support and CPR.
- Performs diagnostic testing including electrocardiography, holter monitoring, pulse oximetry, arterial blood gases, pulmonary function testing, and stress testing including stress thallium studies.
- Develops and/or participates in hospital-based and community-wide educational programs such as: CPR; Smoking Cessation, etc.
- Stays current with respiratory care topics by attending educational programs.
- Maintains professional certification through continuing education and professional activities.
- Encourages patients to share information concerning care issues to maximize patient safety.
- Actively participates as a collaborative member of the healthcare team.
- Highland District Hospital is committed to serving our community by quality healthcare in an atmosphere of safety, compassion and excellence. It is the responsibility of all employees to interact with patients, visitors, and/or co-workers with compassion, dignity, and respect. Employees are to maintain positive behaviors, approaches and attitudes and commitment to interpersonal service. Each employee is to serve as a role model for the organization’s Customer Service initiative; A-I-D-E-T; Acknowledge – Introduce – Duration – Explanation – Thank-you; proactively promoting teamwork and a collaborative culture.
- Assists in maintaining compliance with hospital accreditation requirements and other regulatory agencies/standards.
- Follows customer services guidelines and initiatives.
- The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills of personnel so classified.
Why join the HDH team?
Highland District Hospital is a critical access designated, 25-bed acute care facility. We currently employ more than 340 people and benefit from the services of community volunteers. Our medical staff includes over 100 physicians and 15 mid-level providers, representing over 25 specialties and subspecialties. While we are a community-centered hospital, we are also known for our technology and sophisticated healthcare services. Our service area includes over 65,000 residents from Highland County and surrounding counties.
The mission of Highland District Hospital is to serve the community by providing accessible, efficient, quality healthcare in an atmosphere of safety, compassion and excellence. Our values provide the framework for fulfilling our mission and vision.
- Patient-First Mind Set
At HDH we are always focused on doing what is best for those we serve and committed to providing a safe, effective, and efficient environment which promotes healing and growth.
- Competitive Salary
- Cafeteria Discounts/Employee Ordering Options
- Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
- Company Paid Life Insurance
- Generous Paid Time Off
- OPERS and Ohio Deferred Compensation
- Full-time, Part-time, and PRN schedules available
- Professional Development and Educational Assistance Opportunities
- Loan Forgiveness Program
- Employee Assistance Program
- Employee Recognition Programs
Education Required: Graduate of an accredited one-year certificate respiratory therapy program.