Respiratory Therapist

  • Cuyuna Regional Medical Center
  • Crosby, MN
  • Sep 23, 2022

Job Description

Respiratory Therapists are responsible for the performance of all aspects of general and critical respiratory care and selected diagnostic procedures on patient's ages infant through adult.  They provide services to patients ranging in age from the very young (newborn) to the elderly to prevent, assess, alleviate or correct breathing disorders associated with medical, trauma or disease process. Responsible for treating inpatients and outpatients. Under a physician's order, therapists are responsible for evaluating patient needs, establishing treatment plans and providing treatments/services accordingly. Will work with patients on an individual basis using current technology and treatment techniques consistent with department and hospital policies and procedures. As part of our multi-disciplinary team, the RT will develop and implement specialized treatment programs as appropriate to meet patients needs. Supports and implements patient safety and other safety practices as appropriate. Respiratory Therapists work closely with our physicians, nursing, other staff members and departments to assure optimal clinical outcomes. They exhibit highly complex problem-solving skills and may function without direct supervision. Guided by our dedication to excellence, all Cuyuna Regional Medical Center employees strive to provide professional, efficient, and compassionate services in all work, supporting each other and CRMC goals. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience: Graduate of a two or four-year Respiratory Care Program (preferable through the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) OR a Bachelor of Science degree in a health-related field with a certificate in Respiratory Care required. Prior clinical or fieldwork experience must provide clear evidence of clinical skills consistent with basic entry-level positions. License/Certificates: Must have Minnesota State License with the Board of Medical Practice or possess a work permit. NBRC certification preferred. American Heart Association BLS within 30 days of hire. American Heart Association ACLS (Provider or Instructor Level), NRP and PALS (or PEARS) certifications within 4 months of hire. Must provide a copy of the highest diploma or degree attained. Special Skills and Aptitudes: Ability to organize and prioritize all work. Ability to solve problems and implement solutions effectively. Ability to perform routine and complex procedures. Effective interpersonal relation skills, observations and reporting skills. Ability to communicate technical or procedural concepts effectively. Ability to lead and supervise activities. Ability to evaluate procedures, equipment and people. Ability to adapt resources to needs of the situation. Understands the theory of methodologies in use. Ability to work under stressful conditions. Ability to use communications equipment including but not limited to telephones, cellular telephones, fax machines. Ability to use a computer. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES Responsible for gathering information and data interpretation, which demonstrates knowledge and skill necessary to provide appropriate care. Competently perform ventilator care in an age-appropriate manner. Perform airway management and assist with patient transport. Perform oxygen therapy to improve or maintain oxygenation when indicated. Perform diagnostic procedures. Perform general respiratory care procedures appropriate to the age of the patient to improve respiratory status as ordered by the provider. Effectively communicates as an interdisciplinary team member. Responsible for following and completing clinical documentation per departmental policy to ensure department efficiency and maximize reimbursement. Responsible for personal development to ensure current knowledge in the area of Respiratory Care. Promote customer service by demonstrating polite, cooperative and respectful behavior to both internal and external customers. Assume responsibility for completing mandatory educational requirements. Safeguard security and confidentiality of data/information according to HIPAA guidelines. Carry out duties in a safe manner and use safety devices provided to protect self and others. Report safety hazards as appropriate. Demonstrate Standards of Excellence when other duties are assigned.

Employment Type

Part Time Over