Respiratory Therapist - Per Diem
Employment Type: Full-Time
HonorHealth Rehabilitation Hospital
*A joint venture with Select Medical & HonorHealth*
Per Diem Respiratory Therapist
Performs basic and advanced therapeutic procedures as outlined by the State Department of Health and under the scope of respiratory care services. Transcribes and implements physician orders in a competent and timely manner. Uses basic/advanced oxygen assessment skills and patient information to maintain awareness and coordinate patient care needs.Performs advanced life support procedures including tracheal intubation using independent judgment in coordinating patient's respiratory care plans and needs with the physicians, nursing, and ancillary staff.Confers with physicians to formulate and coordinate alternative forms of therapy according to patient need.Initiates patient-ventilator weaning procedures under the direction of the physician.Performs basic tracheostomy care including but not limited to routine and emergent tracheostomy tube changes.Monitors patient's respiratory status using competent bedside assessment skills and maintains awareness of patient pH/electrolyte balance, ABG values, renal, neurological, and orthopedic functions as applicable to the delivery of respiratory care.
Minimum Education & Experience (Including Licenses)Must possess 'active' credentialfrom the National Boardof Respiratory Care (NBRC) or state equivalent; RRT PreferredBLS certification requiredCurrent state licensure required1 year of related experience preferredACLS required within 6 months of hire
Overview of Select Medical Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals
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