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Respiratory Therapist (RRT) - CPT, Varied

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Employer Name:   Catholic Health Initiatives
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Last Updated On:   10/11/2017
Job Title: 
Respiratory Therapist (RRT) - CPT, Varied
Job Category:   Clinical:Respiratory Therapy/Sleep Center
Location:   Roseburg
Oregon
 
Job Description:   **Respiratory Therapist (RRT) - CPT, Varied** **Description** Pay Scale: $23.56 - $31.43 **Shift:** Casual Part Time, Varied Job Summary: Under the direction of the Director of Respiratory Therapy, the Registered Respiratory Therapist administers respiratory therapy care and life support to patients with deficiencies and abnormalities of the cardiopulmonary system, under the supervision of physician and by prescription. Essential Duties: + Interviews patient and family members to obtain information about home environment, family relationships, health and psychosocial history. + Reads prescriptions, reviews patient information, and assesses patient condition, to administer respiratory therapy without posing a threat to self and others. + Sets up and operates devices such as mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration apparatus, environmental control systems, and aerosol generators. + Operates equipment to ensure specified parameters of treatment, such as volume, gas concentration, humidity, and temperature, and to administer medicinal gases and aerosol drugs to patients. + Monitors patient’s physiological responses to therapy, such as vital signs, arterial blood gases, and blood chemistry changes. + Performs bronchopulmonary drainage and assists patient in performing breathing exercises. + Performs pulmonary function tests to be used by physician in diagnosis of case. + Assists in C-sections and Bronchoscopies. + Responds to Rapid Response, Code Blue, and Trauma’s in the ER. + Assists in Percutaneous Tracheotomies in ICU and Bedside Bronchoscopies. + Observes equipment function and adjusts equipment to obtain optimum results to therapy. + Consults with physician in the event of adverse reactions. + Maintains patient’s charts that contain pertinent identifications and therapy information. + Inspects and tests respiratory therapy equipment to ensure equipment is functioning safely and efficiently. Orders repairs when needed. + Cleans, disinfects, and sterilizes equipment used in administration of respiratory therapy. **Qualifications** License/Certification: + Certification as a Registered Respiratory Therapist from the National Board of Respiratory Care. + Possession of a current license as a Respiratory Therapist from the State of Oregon. + Must have current BLS for Healthcare Provider (HCP) within 30 days of hire. + Must attain ACLS and NRP certification within 60 days of hire. Experience: + Basic knowledge of all phases of respiratory therapy; including, but not limited to airway management, CPR, aerosol therapy, chest physiotherapy, ABG drawing and interpretation. + Must be self-motivated and able to work both independently and as part of the care delivery team. Education: + Associates degree from an accredited Respiratory Therapy training program. **Job** Respiratory **Primary Location** OREGON-ROSEBURG-MERCY MEDICAL CENTER **Daily Schedule** Varied **Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period** 0 **Weekends Required** Occasional **Req ID:** 2017-R0133270
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Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) is a national nonprofit health system with headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. The faith-based system operates in 17 states and includes 78 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations; two accredited nursing colleges; and home health agencies.

With total annual revenues of more than $10.7 billion and approximately 83,000 employees, CHI ranks as the nation’s second-largest faith-based health system. In fiscal year 2012, CHI provided more than $715 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research.

Catholic Health Initiatives is committed to:
  • Creating new ministries that build healthy communities
  • Reaching new milestones in clinical quality and compassionate care
  • Implementing an agenda of social justice
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