$5,000 Retention Bonus Available!
Under the supervision of the Director, Cardiopulmonary Services, the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) acts as a clinical resource to physicians and other healthcare professionals and assists with appropriate and approved special procedures as requested. Assures that proper procedures and clinical standards are adhered to and that quality patient care is maintained.
What You Will Do:
- Performs respiratory care procedures as defined under Section 4761 of The Ohio Revised Code as administered by the Ohio Respiratory Care Board and approved by the Medical Assistant Director of Respiratory Services for Firelands Regional Medical Center:
- Maintains ongoing communication between respiratory care professionals, physicians, and other healthcare professionals to foster continuity of care.
- Assures communication between shifts.
- Clarifies all physician orders. Assigns patient caregivers. Prioritizes patient and staff needs. Assesses the patient. Plans patient care. Evaluates effectiveness of the plan of care. Instructs patient/family. Documents patient care. Collaborates with other health team members.
- Responds to and is responsible to all emergent and/or critical patients, maintaining airway and breathing at all times.
- Administers treatments. Delivers care for patients.
- Communicates patient information to caregivers. Documents information. Charges equipment and supplies. Provides an efficient and concise shift report.
- Serves as a mentor and clinical preceptor for allied health care students, nursing students, and other professionals assigned to the Respiratory Services Department for the purpose of gaining clinical experience as part of a recognized course of study.
- Bachelors prepared RRTs serve as technical consultants to assess the competency of personnel performing moderate complexity testing.
- Licensed therapists may be required to assume relief charge duties as needed. This temporary assignment may be based upon seniority and credential, or rotated through the staff. A charge therapist must be a Licensed Respiratory Care Professional.
What You Will Need:
- Ohio Licensed Respiratory Care Professional; Registered Respiratory Therapist.
- BLS and Code Pink certification. (Must obtain Code Pink within three months of hire date.)
- Minimum six months in an acute care hospital.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to establish a friendly and cooperative relationship with physicians and other healthcare professionals.
- Analytical ability to evaluate patient care technique, service, and equipment.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)