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6/26/2018
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Per Diem Respiratory Therapist - SLW
St Luke's University Health Network | Phillipsburg, New Jersey
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Job Description

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.The Registered Respiratory Therapist is responsible for fulfilling physician's orders regarding the assessment, treatment and management of patients with deficiencies and abnormalities with the pulmonary system. Assesses patient's condition and need for respiratory care and provides appropriate therapy. Sets up and maintains appropriate ventilator support. Performs diagnostic studies and evaluates results as they relate to the patient. Perform shift charge for department as needed or assigned.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Establishes and maintains the ventilation of patients requiring mechanical support of ventilation. Maintains the airways and manages ventilation during emergency resuscitation procedures. Weans patients in concert with physician's approval and according to protocol.
* Provides administration of medical gases and administers various types of treatment modalities and their prescribed medications as ordered by the physician.
* Performs assessment of the patient's respiratory status and the evaluation of all respiratory care services.
* Maintains accurate records, reviews physician's orders and notes procedures on patient's medical records.
* Performs arterial blood gases utilizing proper technique.
* Performs diagnostic studies such as O2 consumption, oximetry, CO2 monitoring, outpatient and bedside PFT testing, stress tests, and metabolic tests.
* Serves as a member of the CAT Call and Code Blue response teams.
* Responsible for maintaining equipment in a safe and proper manner.
* Utilizes proper aseptic techniques when required.
* Checks inventory levels and reorders supplies as needed.
* Assists physician with bronchoscopy at bedside and fluoroscopy.
* Provides endo-tracheal intubation for adults, children, and infants.
* Cleans, sterilizes, and wipes down equipment.
* Other related duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:

Sitting up to two hours per day - 1 hour increments. Standing up to 3 hours per day - 1 hour increments. Walking up to 12 hours per day - 15 minute increments. Frequently uses fingers to manipulate small vials, equipment, etc. Continuous use of hands for writing and operating respiratory equipment. Continuous twisting/turning of hands and body to provide patient care. Occasional lifting of boxes and equipment up to 25 pounds. Frequent carrying of objects/equipment up to 25 pounds. Frequent pushing/pulling of equipment or patients up to 300 pounds. Frequent stooping/bending. Occasional crouching. Occasional reaching above shoulder level. Ability to palpate arteries, feel skin temperature, etc. Hearing as it relates to normal, high and low frequencies. Seeing as it relates to general, far, near, color, and peripheral vision. Depth perception.

EDUCATION / LICENSURE:

Graduate of a Respiratory therapist training program approved by the Joint Review Committee for Respiratory Therapy Education (JRCRTE) as evidenced by a valid NJ license as a Registered Respiratory Therapist. New graduates must have licensure as a Certified Respiratory Therapist and are required to obtain licensure as a Registered Respiratory Therapist within 6 months of hire. Registered by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC). Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) required. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) within 1 year of hire. Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) and Certified Pulmonary Function Test (CPFT) preferred.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

Minimum of 1-2 years of recent Acute Care experience preferred. Experience in Pulmonary Diagnostics and Sub-Acute setting preferred.

Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!

St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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