Date Posted: November 4, 2020
Deadline: November 11, 2017
Organization: Baptist Easley Hospital
Location: Greenville Area
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Specifications • Education: Graduate of a school for Respiratory Therapy approved by the American Medical Association or a successor accrediting authority OR eligible for license in the state of South Carolina or a senior student graduating in the next 4 months. • Experience: None required. • Number and Type of Employees Supervised: None • Licensure, Registry or Certification Required: Must be licensed as a Respiratory Care Practitioner in South Carolina OR be eligible for licensure in the state of South Carolina OR a senior student graduating in the next 4 months. BLS required. NBRC credentials must be maintained. Employees hired prior to June 2016 may be a Certified Respiratory Therapist. • Individuals hired from June 2016 on must pass the Therapist Multiple Choice Exam at the Registered Therapist cut score and take the Clinical Simulation Exam within 6 months of graduation. If the team member does not pass the clinical simulation exam during the first 6 months of employment they will be terminated from Baptist Easley. Registered Respiratory Therapist preferred. • Certification required may include any or all of the following, depending on unit: ACLS, NRP, FCCS, NPS or PALS. Special Training Must be able to effectively work in a team environment. Strong communication, computer and organizational skills required. Render Care to Patients in All Age Groups.
Job Summary: This position performs duties necessary to treat patients in accordance with the physician's order and departmental policy. Works independently in all Intensive Care units and critical care settings. Consults with physicians and other personnel and makes recommendations on treatment as appropriate. Must possess skills necessary to treat patients of all ages to include infants, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients. All team members are expected to be knowledgeable and compliant with Baptist Easley's values of compassion, dignity, excellence, integrity, and teamwork. Key Responsibilities • Acts independently to perform respiratory therapy general and critical care procedures in accordance with the physician's order, departmental policy, and the Respiratory Care Guidelines (RT Consult). • Assists with training for students, new team members, and other team members when necessary. • Able to obtain blood gasses from all sites. Analyzes and reports results accurately. • Able to initiate and manage all types of airways and associated equipment. • Accurately and completely documents and charges for respiratory care procedures and provides patient and family education as appropriate. • Adheres to department time and attendance standards. • Effectively communicates with all members of the healthcare team. Provides a complete and accurate report. Makes recommendations as appropriate. • Able to initiate, monitor and manage patients requiring all types of invasive and non-invasive mechanical ventilation. • Adheres to infection control and quality initiatives. • Communicates well with supervisors and lead therapists