Sanford Health Respiratory Therapist Registered - Respiratory Therapy in Bemidji, Minnesota
Job Title: Respiratory Therapist Registered | Respiratory Therapy | Bemidji
Department : Respiratory Therapy
Job Schedule: PRN
Hours Per Shift: 12 hr
Performs respiratory therapy for patients with related disorders (asthma, emphysema, etc.). Treating and caring for patients with breathing disorders; delivering respiratory therapeutic procedures with the aid of appropriate equipment. Collecting and analyzing sputum, blood, and breath specimens to test levels of oxygen, carbon dioxide, and other gases; examining and measuring the lung capacity of patients. Coordinating and scheduling patient visits; serving as a liaison between patients and other members of a healthcare team. Educating patients and their families on respiratory treatments and on the usage of related equipment.
This position is for an employee who is able to work casual hours.
Must have current Respiratory Therapy licensure in the state of Minnesota. Must have RRT or CRT credentials as attained through the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) within six months of employment and maintain active status according to NBRC credentialing requirements. Certification in Basic Life Support, ACLS, PALS, and NRP required. A degree in Respiratory Care from a COARC accredited, advanced-level respiratory program or Certification as a Respiratory Technician (CRT) is required; Bachelor's Degree in Respiratory Care is preferred. Respiratory Therapists must have a thorough knowledge and understanding of all procedures, indications, contraindications and hazards involved in respiratory care, as well as knowledge of life support equipment. The incumbent must be able to demonstrate the ability and knowledge required to utilize computers for patient documentation and data gathering for quality care.
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Job Function: Clinical Care
Job Schedule: PRN
Req Number: req6640