Gritman Medical Center

  • Registered Respiratory Therapist / Sleep Tech

    Job ID
    2019-1827
    # of Openings
    1
    Location
    Gritman Medical Center
    Category
    Respiratory
    Type
    Full Time
  • Overview

    Job Summary:

    The Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) is a licensed professional accountable for direct and indirect patient assessment, patient care, and monitoring outcomes of care. The RRT will demonstrate safe and competent care to give appropriate therapy and will assess the effectiveness of therapy. These include, but are not limited to: therapeutic gas administration, aerosol and humidity therapy, lung clearance therapy, medication administration, rehabilitation, pulmonary function testing, invasive and non-invasive mechanical ventilation, blood gas analysis, and patient education.

     

    Qualifications

    Job Requirements

    Minimum Education:

    Graduate of A.M.A. approved, J.R.C.R.T.E. accredited school of Respiratory Therapy or Respiratory Care Program.

     

    Minimum Experience:

    Minimum two (2) years' experience as a Respiratory Therapist.

    Sleep Tech experience preferred, but not required. On the job training available.

     

    Required Licenses:

    Current licensure by the State of Idaho Board of Medicine as a Respiratory Care Practitioner.

    Current BLS and ACLS Certifications.

    Responsibilities

    Essential Function:

    • Perform Respiratory Therapy treatments.
    • Perform ventilator management.
    • Perform Arterial Blood gas draws and analysis.
    • Attend deliveries in Family Birth Center and provide air way management and resuscitation when necessary.
    • Perform CPR.
    • Willingness to learn polysomnography duties.
     
    Organizational Expectations:
    • Provides a positive and professional representation of the organization.
    • Promotes culture of safety for patients and employees through proper identification, reporting, documentation, and prevention. 
    • Maintains hospital standards for a clean and quiet environment. 
    • Maintains competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, trends, and developments in related scope of job role or practice. 
    • Participates in ongoing quality improvement activities. 
    • Maintains compliance with organization’s policies, as well as established practices, protocols, and procedures of the position, department, and applicable professional standards. 
    • Complies with organizational and regulatory policies for handling confidential information. 
    • Demonstrates excellent customer service through his/her attitude and actions, consistent with the standards contained in.
     

    Population Served:

    Neonatal , pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric.

     

    Physical Demands:

    - Lifting: Occasional-Maximum of 20 lbs. from floor to waist height, 3 x day. Frequent-None. Items Lifted-Respiratory supplies, humidifiers, hoses.

    - Transfers: Contact guard assist to Max assist transfers 3 x per shift. Trauma, COPD, etc.

    - Push/Pull: Minimal assist required to push ventilators, EKG up to 300+ ft 10 x day

    - Carry: Up to 5 lbs, 300+ ft 10 X day

    - Fine Motor: High degree required for CPR, CPT, airway bag, fine tool manipulation and computer use

    - Computer: 1 hour per day on average

    - Standing: Up to 3 hours at one time and 11 hours in one day

    - Sitting: Up to 15 minutes at one time and 1 hour in one day

    - Kneeling: Up to 1 minute at one time and 15 minutes in one day

    - Crawling: None

    - Stooping: Up to 1 minutes at one time and 15 minutes in one day

    - Driving: None

    - Climbing: up to 3 minutes at one time and 90 minutes in one day

     

    Environmental Conditions:

    Location: Inside. Regularly exposed to the risk of blood-borne disease. May be exposed to/occasionally exposed to unpleasant patient elements, i.e., accidents, injuries, and illnesses. Subjected to varying and unpredictable situations; emergencies and crisis situations. Occasionally subjected to irregular hours/shifts. Occasional pressure due to multiple calls. Occasional exposure to wet and humid conditions when working with croup tents and ultrasonic therapy. Occasional exposure to moving mechanical parts in bed motors. Occasional exposure to explosives when working with pressurized gases. Occasional exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals with bleach and membrane gels.

    OSHA Risk Category: Class I, High Risk

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