Respiratory Therapist PRN

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Meets patient's goals, needs and provides quality care by conducting pulmonary function tests; assuring patient performs at maximum effort and can identify abnormal results which may require immediate follow up with physician; determining respiratory therapy treatment plans in consultation with physician and by prescription.

  2. Helps patient accomplish treatment plan and supports life by administering inhalants; operating mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration apparatus and aerosol generators.

  3. Administers respiratory therapy treatments by performing bronchopulmonary drainage; assisting with breathing exercises; monitoring physiological responses to therapy, such as vital signs, arterial blood gases, and blood chemistry changes; directing treatments given by aides, technicians and assistants.

  4. Evaluates effects of respiratory therapy treatment plan by observing, noting, and evaluating patient's progress; recommending adjustments and modifications.

  5. Participates in discharge planning by consulting with physicians, nurses, social workers, and other health care workers; contributing to patient care conferences.

  6. Assures continuation of therapeutic plan following discharge by designing home exercise programs; instructing patients, families, and caregivers in home exercise programs; recommending and/or providing assistive equipment; recommending outpatient or home health follow-up programs.

  7. Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records.

  8. Overall equipment maintenance is a responsibility of the contracted Biomedical Services. The identification of equipment malfunction, troubleshooting problems and notification of biomedical services that a problem exists is the responsibility of the respiratory therapy staff.

  9. Assists with orientation and training of employees.

  10. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

  11. Maintains inter- and intradepartmental work flow by fostering a spirit of cooperation.

  12. Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.

  13. Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control and hazardous waste policies and protocols; following identification procedures.

  14. Maintains patient confidence and protects the hospital by keeping information confidential.

  15. Knowledge of age specific competencies and procedures and diagnostic testing in non-acute care setting of newborn thru geriatric patients.

  16. Ability to exercise sound judgment, prioritize work, accept guidance, and apply previous healthcare experience to current job classification as it applies.

  17. Ability to demonstrate a caring and compassionate attitude when relating to patients and families.

  18. Ability to discern color and sound

  19. Ability to perform the physical requirements and essential functions of the job.

  20. Performs other duties as assigned.

Associates or Bachelor degree in Respiratory Therapy; graduate of an accredited program of Respiratory Therapy or equivalent education or experience
Current license with state of Kansas
BLS required within 3 months of hire
NRP and ACLS required within one year of hire
Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment
Strong team work and collaboration abilities
IS and computer knowledge preferred.
Knowledge of health and safety regulations and procedures
Knowledge of and ability to use computer
Excellent interpersonal skills to relate to other team members
Company Description:

At its founding in 1968, Nashville-based HCA was one of the nation's first hospital companies. Today, we are the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, a company comprised of locally managed facilities that includes about 165 hospitals and 115 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and England and employing approximately 204,000 people. Approximately four to five percent of all inpatient care delivered in the country today is provided by HCA facilities. Milton Johnson serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HCA.

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