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Respiratory Therapist

Company: Renown Health
Location: Reno
Posted on: February 12, 2019

Job Description:

Position Purpose:

Under the supervision of the Respiratory Care Supervisor and or charge, the Respiratory Therapist performs respiratory therapy procedures per protocol and those ordered by physicians to improve the cardiopulmonary conditions of patients from newborn to geriatric ages. Respiratory Therapist's primarily work with patients in the adult critical care units, adult general care, and pediatric general care, and may provide respiratory care at secondary care sites consistent with the mission and obligations of Renown Regional Medical Center and the department of Respiratory Care.

Nature and Scope:

This position is expected to integrate the respiratory care of the patient with other care providers to achieve desired results. They are responsible for the proper documentation of all patient records and department logs. In addition, they are responsible for keeping abreast of technological advances in applicable areas and are well versed in appropriate clinical applications.

The Respiratory Therapist is accountable for the assessment, planning, implementation of care, and evaluation of Neonatal, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric patients and families. They must demonstrate the ability to work with patient's physical, motor/sensory adaptation, cognitive and psychosocial needs specific to the population being served, and meet standards of quality as measured by the Unit/Department age specific competencies.

"Respiratory Care" means the treatment, management, diagnostic testing, control, and care of persons with deficiencies and abnormalities associated with the cardiopulmonary system. The Respiratory Therapist has the authority to perform and evaluate respiratory care, initiate CPR, contact physicians, and perform all activities as assigned.

Continuous comprehensive mental effort is required to provide optimal safe patient care and the same mental effort is required when interacting with internal and external contacts, exercising judgments, and making decisions.

The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.

This position does provide direct patient care.

Minimum Qualifications: Requirements - Required and/or Preferred

Education:

Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing and speaking English.

Experience:

None.

License(s):

Ability to obtain and maintain a State of Nevada Board of Medical Examiners Respiratory Care Practitioner License. Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) credential from the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC). Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) preferred.

Certification(s):

Current AHA BLS certification required.

AHA ACLS required before end of introductory period, and ongoing thereafter.

PALS required before end of introductory period, and ongoing thereafter.

Computer / Typing:

Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computers skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.

Keywords: Renown Health, Reno , Respiratory Therapist, Healthcare , Reno, Nevada

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