PD Resp. Care Pract. (Reg)

Chilton Medical Center, a member of Atlantic Health System, is seeking a Per Diem Respiratory Therapist.
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
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
_Atlantich Health System aims to deliver the highest quality and care combined with the best experience for our patients and their families. We are confident that you will find success within Atlantic Health System, which has been named for the 10th year in a row to Fortune?s ?Top 100 Best U.S. Companies to Work For? list. We believe you?ll find that our culture of collaboration and care exemplifies the value we place on our patients, their families and our employees._
_All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status_
Requisition # _00095759_
Position Type _PerDiem_
Shift _Varies_
Category _Allied Health_
Department _15737000-RESPIRATORY THERAPY_
Facility _Chilton Medical Center_

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