Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital - Athens, Georgia
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.
1. Performs basic patient assessments.
2. Performs advanced patient assessments.
3. Ensures documentation.
4. Administers medication.
5. Proficient in arterial blood gas/ co-oximetry, interpreting and reporting of results.
6. Inserts, maintains, and documents arterial lines per protocol.
7. Ensures basic airway management and clearance.
8. Ensures advanced airway management and clearance.
9. Initiates, monitors and manages invasive mechanical ventilation.
10. Initiates, monitors and manages non-invasive positive pressure ventilation.
11. Performs special procedures.
12. Safeguards patient care equipment and maintains fiscal responsibility
13. Contributes to quality and outcomes.
14. Functions as preceptor
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
Skill and ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in-writing.
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent clinical decision making skills and critical thinking to assess patient care.
Proficiency with Windows-based computer applications and emailing.
Disclaimer The above information is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified
MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED:
Associates Degree in Respiratory Therapy Sciences
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
MINIMUM LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED BY LAW:
Credentialed by the National Board for Respiratory Care as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) and Licensed by the State of Georgia under the Composite State Board of Medical Examiners.
Current certifications in BCLS, ACLS. Must be actively practicing and maintaining all required competencies. One (1) year of experience in performing professional respiratory duties preferred.
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