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Registered Respiratory Therapist RPT 617-03 703-04 - RESPIRATORY THERAPY

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Department:RESPIRATORY THERAPYSchedule:FTShift:Varied ShiftsHours:40 hours plus callJob Details: Graduate of a NBRC (National Board of Respiratory Care) RRT credentials with NBRC in good standing in Nebraska Title: Registered Respiratory Therapist 617-03 703-04 Reporting Relationship: Outpatient Nursing Manager General Summary of Responsibilities: This position is responsible for providing respiratory care to patients throughout the lifespan as ordered by the attending medical provider. This position entails the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of various respiratory care modalities within the scope of practice allowed by the Statutes, Rules and Regulations of the State of Nebraska relating to respiratory care. Essential Job Functions: 1. Maintains the standards of respiratory care by implementing the hospital's and departmental policies and procedures.2. Provides individualized respiratory care to patients of all ages as ordered by the Licensed Medical Provider (LMP).3. Performs diagnostic testing such as EKG, Holter and Event Monitoring, Stress Testing, PulmonaryFunction Testing (PFT), Ambulatory B/P Monitoring. 4. Participates in hospital and departmental committees such as Infection Control, Safety, Quality Assurance and others as assigned.5. Participates in the development of the plan of care and discharge planning for individuals throughout the lifespan6. Performs pulmonary evaluations as ordered by the LMP and as based on the individual patient's response to respiratory procedures.7. Provides patient and nursing staff education regarding respiratory assessment, testing, and proper use of equipment as needed. 8. Implements patient treatments applying standards of care in the use of nebulizers, inhalers, approved bags and masks, incentive spirometry, CPAP, BiPAP, ventilators, and other departmental equipment.9. Participates as a team Member in the Cardio-Pulmonary Rehab Program.10. Ensures departmental Equipment is properly maintained and cared for. Other Job Functions: 1. Provides regular inservice teaching for nursing staff and students as scheduled.2. Takes Call and responds appropriately for respiratory emergencies on a rotating basis.3. Works rotating weekends and holidays as scheduled.4. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.Job Qualifications: Education:Required: Graduate of a NBRC (National Board of Respiratory Care) approved program.RRT credentials with NBRC in good standing in Nebraska. Preferred: Bachelor of Science degree in Respiratory Care or a related field. Pulmonary Function Testing Credentials (CPFT or RPFT). Experience:Required: New graduate of an approved NBRC program. Preferred: Two or more years of recent acute care clinical experience as a Licensed registered Respiratory Therapist. Pulmonary Rehab and Electrodiagnostic experience. License/Certifications:Required: Current Nebraska license as a Registered Respiratory TherapistCurrent Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate for healthcare workers. Preferred: Current ACLS certificate. Current CPFT or RPFT certificate. Conditional: ACLS within six months of hire date. Personal Skills: Demonstrates a positive attitude in interactions with patients, visitors, co-workers, management,and LMPs. Displays customer service excellence consistently going above expectations using Custom Learning System procedures. Displays good listening skills and follows through on assignments. Seeks out opportunities for learning new skills and procedures. Uses effective communication methods as provided in TeamSTEPPS to work together with others to enhance performance and patient safety. Manages conflict effectively and cooperatively. Demonstrates honesty and Integrity in all aspects of job. Displays a caring, compassionate and empathetic approach in providing respiratory/electrodiagnostic care to patients and their families. Demonstrates self motivation and initiative. EOE All offers of employment are subject to a background check and drug screen. Contact Information Jill Langemeier,CLSSYB WorkforceCoordinator NebraskaDepartment of Labor 1750 SweetwaterRoom 009 Alliance, Nebraska69301 308-763-2935 Email: Jill.Langemeier@nebraska.govPhone: 308-763-2935Fax: 308-763-2936

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