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Respiratory Therapist

Job ID: R-9641 Job Type: Full time Location: Great Bend, Kansas
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Position Summary / Career Interest:

The Respiratory Therapist I is responsible for performing patient care activities and other tasks that contribute to high-quality, safe, and effective patient care, such as executing protocols, administering respiratory care, performing home sleep study procedures, and educating patients, families, students, and other care providers.

Responsibilities:

  • Administers, monitors, and assesses the effectiveness of respiratory care in an efficient and effective manner for inpatients and outpatients of all developmental and maturational levels (neonatal to geriatric) under the supervision of a licensed Respiratory Therapist.
  • Uses independent judgement in the application of respiratory care protocols and is self-motivated to take responsible and professional action within the scope of practice.
  • Performs home sleep study procedures following all applicable protocols.
  • Maintains a patient-centered focus and strives to support the mission, goals, and values of the hospital, department and division.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and department standards. Interacts with physicians and other health system staff to provide quality, safe, and efficient care for the patient.
  • Maintains positive working relations with customers. Demonstrates mature, sensitive, and effective communications with all age groups, especially under high levels of stress.
  • Educates patients and family members of all developmental and maturational levels (neonatal to geriatric) regarding cardio-respiratory topics, medications, equipment, and procedures.
  • Administers, monitors, and assesses the effectiveness of respiratory care in an efficient and effective manner for inpatients and outpatients of all developmental and maturational levels (neonatal to geriatric) under the supervision of a licensed Respiratory Therapist.
  • Uses independent judgement in the application of respiratory care protocols and is self-motivated to take responsible and professional action within the scope of practice.
  • Maintains a patient-centered focus and strives to support the mission, goals, and values of the hospital, department and division.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and department standards. Interacts with physicians and other health system staff to provide quality, safe, and efficient care for the patient.
  • Maintains positive working relations with customers. Demonstrates mature, sensitive, and effective communications with all age groups, especially under high levels of stress.
  • Educates patients and family members of all developmental and maturational levels (neonatal to geriatric) regarding cardio-respiratory topics, medications, equipment, and procedures.


JOB REQUIREMENTS

Required:

  • Graduated from accredited Respiratory Therapy program. As of October 1, 2017: Education documentation required for CLIA purposes.

  • Licensure through the Kansas Board of Healing Art.

  • RRT required within one year of employment. 

  • Certified through the National Board of Respiratory Care within one year of employment.  If a "valid thru" date is blank on the NBRC verification, the individual holds a lifetime credential and is not required to renew as of July 1, 2002. 

  • ACLS certification required or must complete ACLS certification with in the first six months of employment

  • BLS certification required or must complete BLS certification with in the first two weeks of employment

  • Additional certification may be required for certain patient care settings or populations. Specific information and the timeframe in which such certification must be attained will be provided by the department director/manager/supervisor at time of hire/transfer into department.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, age (40 or older), disability, veteran status or genetic information.

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