Job Description

 

Working with a team of RRTs that work the entire house, including heavily in the ICU, Registered Respiratory Therapists (RRTs) at YRMC assume clinical responsibility for all respiratory care modalities. This individual performs a variety of diagnostic tests and therapeutic modalities to determine the effect of treatment on the disease process. Assesses the patient and recommends a plan of care, in conjunction with the clinical team. RRTs perform ventilator and other specialty care associated with monitoring patients in the adult acute critical care area.


Summary

The Registered Respiratory Therapist assumes clinical responsibility for all respiratory care modalities. The RRT performs a variety of diagnostic tests and therapeutic modalities to determine the effect of treatment on the disease process. The Therapist exercises considerable independent judgment in the development of care plans in assessing and treating patients.

Responsibilities

Assesses and provides recommendations in the development of a plan of care for patients in the provision of respiratory care. Implements the care of the patients upon physician order or defined protocols following defined time standards, and modifies the plan of care based on patient condition and response. Initiates and monitors respiratory medication administration, therapeutic and diagnostic procedures per standards. Documents accurately all required information in the patient’s medical record and enters all information for billing and productivity requirements. Performs ventilator and other specialty care and associated monitoring to patients in the infant critical care area, monitors patient’s physiological response to therapy and interventions, recognizes patient reaction, and makes appropriate modifications based on response. Assists physicians with specialized procedures and maintains knowledge and skills in specialized equipment which includes bronchoscopy and pulmonary function. Performs arterial and capillary blood gases per standards insuring all documentation is entered. Maintains knowledge in performance, interpretation of data and appropriate intervention in the care of the patient with blood gases. Performs basic maintenance and troubleshooting of the blood gas machines, and in compliance with CAP/CLIA regulations. Develops professional skills and knowledge and promotes continuous improvement of workplace practices. Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Requirements:

· Associate's degree in Respiratory Therapy

Credentials

ACLS- American Heart Association

BLS- American Heart Association

PALS- American Heart Association

RRT- AZ State Board/ National Board of Respiratory Care


Preferred Qualifications:

· Bachelor's degree in Respiratory Therapy


· Three (3) or more years of experience in respiratory care


· Experience with EPIC EHR or similar EHR system

 

Work Schedule: 12-hours, Nights, Varied

 

Physical Requirements and working conditions for this position will be provided to you upon interview.

 

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