RESPIRATORY THER, RGSTRD full time Night shift position code 22977 RECENT GRADS WELCOME TO APPLY!
Company: New Bridge Medical Center
Posted on: January 25, 2023
Performs respiratory therapy procedures as per scope of service and
NJ Board of Respiratory Therapy, either independently according to
protocols or under physician orders, such as but not limited
+ Administration of oxygen, aerosol and medicated aerosol
+ Initiation, monitoring and maintenance of mechanical
+ Blood-Gas drawing (with certification) and Acid-Base
+ Suctioning of patient airway, trach and mouth care, bronchial
+ Delivers, sets-up, monitors and changes medical gases as
+ Intubation (with certification).
+ Tracheostomy care.
+ Assessment, treatment and patient care responsibilities are
delivered with a knowledge of patient growth and development and
are appropriate to the ages of the patients served.
+ performs cardiopulmonary evaluations and assessments and
diagnostic procedures including but not limited breath sounds,
weaning parameters, point of function testing, ABG (arterial blood
gases), discharge planning, and possible home care needs.
Assessments will include evaluation of treatment and/or procedure
outcomes as compared to physician goals and appropriate follow-up
+ Positions patients as required (e.g., by physician's orders,
patient's condition, or therapy being administered).
+ Responsible for the assembly, sequential operation, and
calibration of equipment and accessories to implement associated
therapeutic regimens including, but not limited to, teaching
inpatients and outpatients incentive spirometry as appropriate;
instructs patients and family before discharge on pulmonary
rehabilitation procedures (e.g., deep breathing, use of equipment
at home, suctioning procedures).
+ Attends and participates in Medical Rounds and teaching
+ Documents patient outcomes and maintains other required
documentation in patient chart and department records according to
departmental policies and procedures.
+ Maintains open lines of communication with other disciplines to
facilitate resolution of problems and patient care issues in a
+ Acts as resource or consultant to physicians, nurses, patients
and families and to other Respiratory Care practitioners and the
public to provide appropriate, tactful support and education when
requested and required; provides clinical supervision of care given
by Technicians as well as supporting higher-credentialed
+ Performs infection control procedures (i.e. changing resuscitator
bags, aerosol set-ups and recycling same as required); processes
equipment on an as-needed basis.
+ Reports problems or unusual circumstances to appropriate member
of health care team.
+ Maintains established departmental policies and procedures,
objectives, performance improvement program, safety, environmental,
and infection control standards.
+ Customer Service: respect, flexibility, knowledge, confidence,
professionalism, pleasant attitude, patience and helpfulness. All
responses should be timely, professional, caring, and
OTHER JOB DUTIES
After cross-training, provides coverage for all divisions served by
Respiratory Care Services as required.
Keeps abreast of current literature, new developments and new
equipment affecting the delivery of respiratory care; undergoes
competency testing annually.
Conducts inservice education for hospital staff as directed.
Assists in inventory control as directed.
Assists in performance improvement projects.
Performs related duties as assigned or requested.
Graduation from an AMA-approved Respiratory Therapy program
required for new hires.
Current NBRC Registered Respiratory Therapist required.
Current NJ license as Respiratory Therapist
2 years of critical care experience preferred.
Good oral and written communication skills.
Good interpersonal skills.
Speaks, reads and writes English to the extent required by the
position. Bilingual preferred.
JOB SETTING/PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Patient care areas, Respiratory Care Services office, off-site
locations, decontamination area, tank yard; contact with staff,
Must be available for overtime and work on varied shifts as
Ability to distinguish colors.
Ability to hear alarms, breath sounds, verbal instructions and
respond to auditory cues.
Occasional prolonged standing/walking.
Occasionally lifts heavy supplies/equipment (up to 50 lbs.).
Manual dexterity and mobility.
Occasional reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching.
Protective clothing required: protective goggles, mask,
non-permeable gown, gloves, particulate respirator.
+ 2 years of critical care experience preferred.
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