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Facility: Sheldon Medical Center
Location: Sheldon, IA
Shift: 8 Hours - Day Shifts
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 38.00
The scope of work for a respiratory therapist includes assessment, therapeutic intervention and education for patients with cardiopulmonary disorders and/or sleep disorders or associated complications. Respiratory therapists assess individuals to prevent, detect, monitor and manage disease and complications. Respiratory therapists provide therapeutic interventions to directly impact cardiopulmonary health as well as overall health status according to established goals and interdisciplinary care plans. Respiratory therapists provide education to promote preventative care, self-management, enhanced cardiopulmonary health and quality of life. May provide education and data management relative to sleep-disordered breathing. Performs regular assessments of patients and the equipment they are using in order to adjust therapy. Collect and/or analyzes patients' blood and other specimens to determine levels of oxygen, carbon dioxide and other gases. Measures the patient's lung capacity to determine if there are any impairments. Offers diagnosis results and treatment suggestions based on the analysis of the patient.
SIGN ON BONUS AVAILABLE! This position is full time 38 hours a week working Monday - Friday patient driven hours. No call requirement.
Will be working with all age ranges, and assist with Home Sleep Study education and set up of the equipment for the patients. Come work in this rural hospital where you will be greeted by friendly providers and nursing staff where everyone is willing to help each other. Our atmosphere is a family feel both from the patients we serve and the staff we work with!
A degree in Respiratory Care from an accredited respiratory care program is required; minimum associate degree or equivalent as defined by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).
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 equipment utilized in their department. Demonstrates the ability and knowledge required to utilize computers for patient documentation and data gathering for quality care. Must complete orientations, competency validations, and other in-servicing as required by the department and hospital.
Must have current Respiratory Therapy licensure in state(s) of practice and/or possess multi-state licensure privileges as required by position.
Must have Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credentials as attained through the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) and maintain active status according to NBRC credentialing requirements.
Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) is required. Must obtain site-specific specialty credential(s) such as Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), etc.
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Job Function: Allied Health
Req Number: R-27025