Registered Respiratory Therapist

Job Number: 1067892

Piedmont Eastside Medical Center - Snellville, Georgia
Shift/Schedule: Full-time


Description

  • Piedmont Eastside Medical
  • Full Time Days

JOB PURPOSE:

Performing patient assessments, general respiratory care procedures and protocols, critical care procedures in adult care areas, blood gas analysis, maintenance and management of all equipment and patient education.

 

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Requirements

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED:
Currently enrolled in an AMA approved respiratory care program and completed one semester.
Active student status must be maintained and documented. Must submit letter of recommendation from Program Director for consideration of employment.
 

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Must have completed a student respiratory floor therapy rotation
 

MINIMUM LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED BY LAW:
None.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
Current certification in BLS required.
Must be actively practicing and maintaining all required respiratory care competencies.
ACLS required post completion of second semester of respiratory care program or within 60 days of hire.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Perform basic respiratory care modalities under the direct supervision of a licensed respiratory therapist
2. Performs basic patient assessments
3. Initiates, manages and maintains basic oxygen delivery systems on the floors
4. Administers respiratory medications via nebulizer, MDI and DPI.
5. Performs oxygen saturation checks, exercise oximetry’s and bedside pulmonary function testing.
6. Disassembles, cleans, reassembles, tests functionality, and packages durable supplies.
7. Performs inventory and replenishes Respiratory Care supplies in designated areas.
8. Perform other inventory and respiratory equipment responsibilities under the direction of the lead respiratory therapist.
9. Replenishes, organizes and monitors medical gases

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
• Skill and ability to handle multiple priorities and deadlines.
• Ability to work as a member of a team.
• Skill and ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in-writing.
• Good verbal and written communication skills.
• Excellent critical thinking skills
• Proficiency with Windows-based computer applications


Diversity & Inclusion

At Piedmont Healthcare we embrace diverse ideas, perspectives, and skills to create a collaborative workplace where the best talent wants to succeed. We celebrate differences and recognize that they allow us to care for our community.


Excellence at Work

Piedmont is a certified Great Place to Work™-- a national designation based on employee feedback about trust, workplace culture and experience. In 2019, Forbes named Piedmont one of Georgia’s 10 best employers and the highest-ranked healthcare provider.



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