Registered Respiratory Therapist - RRT

Job Number
206481
Page Hospital
Shift
Day
Department
Page Hospital - Respiratory Thrpy-Hosp
Position Type
FT: Full-Time
Internal Code A
COREHTF
Street Address
501 North Navajo
City & State
US-AZ-Page
Posting Category
Respiratory Therapy

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Page Hospital is searching for a full-time Registered Respiratory Therapist.

 

This position provides inpatient and outpatient cardiopulmonary service in a 25-bed critical access hospital (CAH). Outpatient services include pulmonary function tests, cardiac excercise stress testing, holter\event monitoring, breath alcohol testing and EKGs.

 

Inpatient units include emergency department, intensive care, progressive care, medical-surgical, swing-bed, and women and infant services (WIS).

 

Shift times vary from 9:30am - 10pm, on-call required as well as rotating weekends and holidays.


This is a full-time, benefit eligible position. 

  

The succesful candidate will have:Associate or technical degree

  • Proof of having passed the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) or Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist.
  • A current license in state practiced as required by state law.
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) required.

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About Page Hospital
Page Hospital has provided exceptional patient care to the people of Page and nearby northern Arizona communities since 1958. Today, our 25-bed Critical Access Hospital offers a wide range of medical services that include a Level IV Trauma emergency department, surgery, medical imaging, obstetrics, cardiopulmonary, acute care and rehabilitation. Page is a dynamic community that boasts spectacular vistas and convenient access to some of the nation's most popular recreational destinations, including Lake Powell, Glen Canyon Dam and the Grand Canyon. If you're looking for the opportunity to contribute to the health of a growing community while experiencing an exhilarating lifestyle, Page Hospital is the place.

 

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Job Summary

This position independently provides respiratory care, pulmonary and cardiology diagnostic testing to patients in a variety of health care settings.

 

Essential Functions

  • Performs all basic modalities of respiratory care as prescribed by physicians and/or licensed independent practitioners in accordance with established department/hospital policies and procedures.

 

  • Applies and manages mechanical ventilators in collaboration with physicians and/or licensed independent practitioners, recommending adjustments to improve clinical condition, patient comfort and to expedite the weaning process.

 

  • Assembles, disassembles, operates, maintains, troubleshoots, cleans and performs adjustments in the applications of durable medical equipment and circuitry used in the delivery of respiratory care as prescribed in accordance with established department/hospital policies and procedures.

 

  • Performs pulmonary and cardiology diagnostic testing as prescribed in accordance with established department/hospital policies and procedures.

 

  • Performs patient assessments and evaluates patient response to care provided, making recommendations to physicians regarding the plan of care, appropriate use of respiratory therapy and modification of therapy as clinical condition changes. Documents therapy provided in an accurate and complete manner in accordance with established department/hospital policies and procedures.

 

  • Communicates and collaborates with resource staff in formulating care plans, recommendations for change in therapy and identification/resolution of problems.

 

  • May supervise department staff.

 

 

Minimum Qualifications

Associate or technical degree

Proof of having passed the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT). RRT required for all new hires to the position after October 1, 2015. Incumbents in the position as of October 1, 2015 must possess their RRT by October 1, 2017. A current license in state practiced as required by state law. Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) required. In Home Care setting, must posses valid drivers license and be eligible for coverage under the company auto insurance policy.

Must be knowledgeable of clinical techniques, applications and equipment as typically obtained through 1 year of clinical experience. Must possess highly effective human relation skills necessary to interface with patients, families, staff and other healthcare personnel. Banner Registry and Travel positions require a minimum of one year experience in an acute care hospital setting. Experience must include working in an acute care setting within the past 12 months as an RRT in the specialty area.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.