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Resp Care Pract (Reg)

Overview
Chilton Medical Center, a member of Atlantic Health System, is seeking a Full time Respiratory Care Practitioner. Days, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. and every other weekend.
Responsibilities
Job Function:
01. Follows standards of clinical procedures and protocols. Appropriately administers respiratory and oxygen therapies via departmental policies and protocols. Evaluates patient s clinical status, reviews chart and performs respiratory assessment as per departmental policies and protocols. Obtains, analyzes and reports findings of arterial blood gases and co-oximetry and recommends appropriate changes. Performs, records, and takes appropriate action when performing quality control procedures on co-oximetry analyzers. Performs bedside spirometry, weaning parameters, pulse oximetry and capnography analysis. Follows departmental equipment changing schedule and sterilization procedures. Fulfills the requirements of assigned units/areas based on guidelines. Performs additional duties as assigned by the department manager. Demonstrates an ability to perform Pulmonary Function: Testing. Age Specific Competencies: Assesses the patient s age specific psychosocial, safety and educational needs.
Job Function:
02. Demonstrates ability to initiate and maintain mechanical ventilation as per departmental policies and protocols. Provides adequate ventilation and monitoring of intubated patients during transport . Assesses patient for weaning on a daily basis Recommends and/or initiates changes in ventilator modalities and oxygen concentration. Monitors cardiopulmonary status, precautions, and complications during bronchoscopy, tracheostomy, and intubation. Recommends, sets-up, and monitors BIPAP and CPAP mask therapy. Troubleshoots ventilator malfunctions. Age Specific Competencies: Assesses and initiates appropriate ventilatory settings according to weight, size, age, diagnosis, etc
Job Function:
03. Demonstrates proficiency in performing airway management. Performs endotracheal intubation. Establishes and maintains a patent airway. Performs tracheostomy care. Provides postural drainage, chest physical therapy and airway suctioning. Performs and/or assists staff with CPR and other emergency situations. Age Specific Competencies: Uses appropriate equipment related to age, size, weight based upon CPR training
Qualifications
Physical Requirements: As defined by Occupational Safety/OMS
Required Education and/or Experience: Graduate of an AMA approved Respiratory Therapy ProgramAAS preferredLicensed Respiratory Care Practitioner New Jersey State Board of Respiratory CareCRT required, RRT preferred.BLS certified required
Requisition # _00095859_
Position Type _Full-Time_
Shift _7:00am - 7:00pm_
Category _Allied Health_
Department _15737000-RESPIRATORY THERAPY_
Facility _Chilton Medical Center_


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