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Respiratory Therapist
Summary
Title:Respiratory Therapist
ID:1071
Department:Respiratory Therapy
Hours per Week:PT
Description




The purpose of Minidoka Memorial Hospital is to provide and promote high-quality, compassionate, primary health care services and health education to residents of, and visitors to, the Mini-Cassia region. We are growing and looking for a Respiratory Therapist to join our team. We provide excellent benefits and small town environment.


DEFINITION

A Respiratory Therapist is an individual with at least a National Board for Respiratory Care credentials as a Certified Respiratory Therapist CRT/Registered Respiratory Therapist RRT credential- and licensed- by the Idaho State Board of Medicine as a Respiratory Therapist.

REPORTING RESPONSIBILITIES

The Respiratory Therapist reports to and assists the Respiratory Therapy Director in coordination of hospital and department resources to ensure staffing to appropriately provide respiratory therapy that is technically, clinically and financially sound. Respiratory therapists are clinical support for staff, physicians, and patients and are role models for competency and professionalism.

JOB ESSENTIALS

  • Perform all of the procedures outlined in the Minidoka Memorial Hospitals policies and procedure Manual.

  • Responsibilities may include the following specialized procedures:

  • Invasive and non-invasive Ventilator care.

  • Lung Expansion Therapies

  • Bronchial Hygiene therapies

  • Aerosol therapies

  • Oxygen therapies

  • Pulmonary function lab studies

  • Arterial Puncture

  • Endotracheal intubation

  • Respiratory Assessment referrals

  • Home Sleep Apnea Testing

  • On-call response flexing during high and low needs.

  • Assume designated responsibilities during facility codes. Cardiac stress testing.

  • Assist with Quality Assurance reporting.

  • Play an active role in Continuous Quality Improvement.

  • Actively participate in Infection Control.

  • Assist with the development, implementation, and yearly review of policies and procedures.

  • Maintain a safe work environment for patients, visitors, and staff members.

  • Maintain professional and ethical conduct with strict adherence to patient confidentiality.

  • Become a patient care team member, discussing with the physician and team members pertinent aspects of patient care. Administer prescribed medications in a safe and timely manner.

  • Provide thorough documentation of all RC procedures in the patients Electronic Medical Record

  • Aids in the restocking of department related supplies, disinfection and assembly of cleaned equipment.

  • Miscellaneous equipment maintenance.

  • Safe handling and use of gas cylinders and liquid portables

  • Review department charges on a daily basis and return to business office

  • Complete scheduling for outpatient testing

  • Complete scanning and distribution of patient reports.

  • Assists discharge planning and DME provider in anticipation of the patients respiratory discharge needs..

Minimum Requirements

  • NBRC RRT/CRT Credentialed
  • Licensed by the Idaho State Board of Medicine
  • Clinical experience required.
  • ACLS and BLS required.

Preferred Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution.
  • SDS and RSPGT preferred.
  • STABLE, NRP, PALS preferred.
  • Intubation experience preferred.
  • Critical Care/ICU experience preferred.
  • Spanish as a second language preferred.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to: Perceive the nature of sounds by the ear, express or exchange ideas by means of spoken word, perceive characteristics of objects through the eyes, extend arms and hands in any direction, seize, hold, grasp, turn, or otherwise work with hands, pick, pinch, or otherwise work with fingers, perceive such attributes of objects or materials as size, shape, temperature, or texture; and stoop, kneel crouch, and crawl. Must be able to lift 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting, carrying pushing, and pulling of objects weighing up to 25 pounds. Continuous walking and standing. Must be able to identify, match, and distinguish colors. Rare lifting of greater than 100 pounds.
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