Job: PRN Respiratory Therapist - Hospital

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Posted: 02/08/2018

Job Status: Part Time, On Call

Job Description

Company Overview:

We are currently seeking an experienced Respiratory Therapist to join our team at Utah Valley Specialty Hospital, an award winning Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH).  Working at an LTACH will provide you with new experiences that you won't have anywhere else.  As part of a new and growing company, you have the chance to make a direct difference. Great benefits, great employees and great opportunities await you!

About our Company: The staff at Utah Valley Specialty Hospital believes that recovery is not just physical - it is also a very emotional experience. Patients need a caring, highly-trained and supportive team to maximize recovery and regain independence. The Specialty Hospital provides advanced long-term acute care, including high observation/critical care, for patients who require time to heal from catastrophic injury or illness. 

Job Summary:  Evaluates and treats patients with breathing disorders.  Assumes primary responsibility for all respiratory care treatments.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Performs medically prescribed respiratory care procedures in accordance with physician’s orders, medical staff approved protocols, and clinical practice guidelines.
  • Assesses the patient's condition using professional judgment and in conference with patient’s physician. Evaluates appropriateness of therapy specifically in the treatment patients
  • Stands by and assists during special procedures and responds to critical situations.
  • Actively participates in patient rounds and team conferences as indicated. Participates in shift report, continuing educational programs offered, and mandatory in-services.
  • Maintains and cleans equipment as required. Setup, maintain and remove equipment from patient care areas.
  • Documents all procedures and patient education performed on all patients, including patients’ response to therapy and communicates patient tolerance or adverse response to physicians and applicable staff.
  • Communicates appropriate information to patient/family concerning respiratory care procedures.
  • Complies with quality control, safety, infection control and emergency procedures.
  • Completes monitoring and QA steps on sterilization etc. of equipment as required.

Required Skills:

  • Current Utah state license as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
  • Current CPR certification.
  • One (1) year recent experience in acute care setting preferred.

  

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