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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
5/22/2019
Job Category:
Health Care Provider
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Respiratory Therapist
Cambridge Healthcare | Richmond, Virginia
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As a Respiratory Therapist, you will be responsible for providing general and specialized respiratory care services to residents.

* In accordance with physician orders, performs various respiratory care procedures such as medicated aerosol therapy, bronchial hygiene, oxygen administration, tracheostomy changes, and lung hyperinflation.
* Performs set-up, monitoring and maintenance procedures related to the care of residents using mechanical ventilator support.
* Performs various diagnostic procedures such as arterial puncture, bedside ventilator assessments, pulse oximetry, and expiratory gas monitoring.
* Draws blood for arterial blood gas samples
* Interacts with medical staff and processes verbal orders appropriately
* Performs cleaning, preventative maintenance, operational verification and set-up of respiratory care equipment.
* Records respiratory care interventions in the clinical record in accordance with established documentation standards.
* As necessary to enhance the quality of care and / or address concerns, maintains open communication with physicians, residents, families and other members of the health care team
* Maintains regular communication with Respiratory Therapy Director regarding clinical status of residents receiving respiratory care services, non-routine events, physician / resident / family concerns, etc.
* Completes additional facility-specific ongoing tasks and projects as assigned by immediate supervisor.

Requirements

* Graduate of AMA JRCTRE-approved respiratory care educational program
* Current CPR certification\
* 1 year of clinical experience preferred but new grads considered.
* NBRC Registered Respiratory Therapist or Certified Respiratory Therapy Technician and Virginia certification as Certified Respiratory Therapy practitioner. (Practitioners have one year to meet Virginia certification requirements.)

EOE - Disability,Drug-free workplace

KEYWORDS

Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Respiratory Therapist, Cardiopulmonary Technician and EEG Tech (Cardiopulmonary Technician and Electroencephalogram Technician), Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT), Clinical Coordinator of Respiratory Therapy, Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT), Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP), Respiratory Therapist (RT), Respiratory Therapy Director, Staff Respiratory Therapist, Staff Therapist

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