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Respiratory Therapist (Per Diem)
Job Code:1265-2017
Department:SJMH
Biweekly Hours:Variable
FT/PT Status:Per Diem
Location:Respiratory Therapy-7.7420
  

Job Responsibilities:

Job Title: Respiratory Therapist
Department: Respiratory Therapy
Shift: 1st
Hours: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Pay Frequency: Bi-Weekly
On-Call Required: Yes (12 hour shifts, 7:00 PM - 7:00 AM)

Job Summary:
Under the supervision of the RT supervisor or designee and upon request of the physician, performs therapeutic procedures, set up, operates, and maintains various types of respiratory care equipment to be utilized in the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory disease and/or illness. The respiratory care practitioner is competent at delivering patient care for neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.

Professional Proficiency Demonstrated:

  • Maintains professional competencies
  • Explains purpose and procedure of treatments, test(s) and equipment to the patient
  • Preforms physician prescribed treatments through the operation of various oxygen and aerosol delivery devices in order to administer humidity and prescribed vapors and gases to the respiratory system of the patient
  • Performs arterial puncture and analysis
  • Assist RN with care of patients
  • Ability to perform pulmonary function studies
  • Performs EKG's
  • Assist in transport of critically ill patients to other healthcare facilities as needed
  • Provide patient education


Job Qualifications:

Education and Experience

  • Graduate of A.A.S. in Respiratory Care
  • One Year of experience in acute care

Licenses and/or Certifications

  • RRT or CRT
  • If CRT must obtain RRT within 1 year of employment
  • New York State license
  • CPR, ACLS, PALS and NRP certifications

On Call

  • Must be able to report to work within 30 minutes








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