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Respiratory Therapist in Winchester, IN at Exceptional Living Centers

Date Posted: 5/11/2018

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Job Description

1) Set up and operate devices such as mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration apparatus, environmental control systems, and aerosol generators, following specified parameters of treatment.

2) Provide emergency care, including artificial respiration, external cardiac massage and assistance with cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

3) Determine requirements for treatment, such as type, method and duration of therapy, precautions to be taken, and medication and dosages, compatible with physicians' orders.

4) Monitor patient's physiological responses to therapy, such as vital signs, arterial blood gases, and blood chemistry changes, and consult with physician if adverse reactions occur.

5) Read prescription, measure arterial blood gases, and review patient information to assess patient condition.

6) Work as part of a team of physicians, nurses and other health care professionals to manage patient care.

7) Enforce safety rules and ensure careful adherence to physicians' orders.

8) Maintain charts that contain patients' pertinent identification and therapy information.

9) Inspect, clean, test and maintain respiratory therapy equipment to ensure equipment is functioning safely and efficiently, ordering repairs when necessary.

Job Requirements

Respiratory Therapist skills

  • Comprehensive knowledge of therapy procedures for patients ranging from pediatric to geriatric
  • Ability to work collaboratively and with minimal supervision
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Current and valid RRT or CRT license
  • Associate Degree in Respiratory Therapy required

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