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Position : Registered Respiratory Therapist

Operates, maintains, and monitors a wide variety of equipment including ventilators and those that are involved in the administration of prescribed gases and inhaled medication.
Performs arterial punctures, arterial line sampling and operates POC ABG instruments
Cleans and maintains artificial airways as directed
Acts as a clinical resource to nursing staff by assisting with decision-making, assessment, treatment and documentation of respiratory care
Works with other members of the inter-disciplinary healthcare team and the patient/family to assist in comprehensive respiratory care
Communicates professionally and effectively at all times and demonstrates excellent team-work
Actively participates in activities that improve patient care and contribute to quality improvement
Patient Care and Assessment
Reviews patient’s chart and obtains history for pertinent information before each therapy or procedure
Performs accurate patient assessment and orders appropriate therapies based on the Respiratory Therapy Evaluation and Treatment protocol
Notes any changes in therapy or testing due to patient condition
Sets up equipment for age specific needs and collaborates with physician and nursing staff to make adjustments
Provides patient/family education regarding disease process, indications for and use of medications, signs and symptoms of exacerbation and ordered therapies and diagnostic tests

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