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Respiratory Therapist Registered - Respiratory Therapy

Company: Sanford Health
Location: Fargo
Posted on: June 16, 2019

Job Description:

Job Title: Respiratory Therapist Registered - Respiratory Therapy - Fargo City: Fargo State: ND Department *:* RESPIRATORY THERAPY-BDWY Job Schedule: Full Time Shift: Varies Hours Per Shift: Other JOB SUMMARY The scope of work for a Respiratory Therapist includes assessment, therapeutic intervention and education for patients with cardiopulmonary disorders or associated complications. Respiratory therapists assess individuals to prevent, detect, monitor and manage disease and complications. Respiratory therapists provide therapeutic interventions to directly impact cardiopulmonary health as well as overall health status according to established goals and interdisciplinary care plans. Respiratory therapists provide education to promote preventative care, self-management, enhanced cardiopulmonary health and quality of life. Performs regular assessments of patients and the equipment they are using in order to adjust therapy. Collect and/or analyzes patients' blood and other specimens to determine levels of oxygen, carbon dioxide and other gases. Measures the patients lung capacity to determine if there are any impairments. Offers diagnosis results and treatment suggestions based on the analysis of the patient. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES Uses tools and technology to assess patients and implements respiratory treatment plans. Develops standard procedures for respiratory patient evaluation and assessment. Monitors patient responses to respiratory treatment plans and adjusts accordingly. Establishes and maintains productive working relationships within and outside of own area. Adheres to legal regulations and organizational policies when discussing patent health information. Follows guidelines, regulations, standards and safety procedures in the therapy process. Work as part of a team of physicians, nurses, or other healthcare professionals to manage patient care by assisting with medical procedures or related duties. Identifies common patient safety risks within the organization and how they can be avoided. DEPARTMENT DETAILS Must have current Respiratory Therapy licensure in state(s) of practice and/or possess multi-state licensure privileges as required by position. Must have RRT credentials as attained through the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) within six months of employment and maintain active status according to NBRC credentialing requirements. Must be certified as needed for specific equipment repair and calibration. Associates degree in Respiratory Care or equivalent course work is required. Two years experience working in a staff therapist role preferred. Must have a thorough knowledge and understanding of all procedures and indications, contraindications and hazards involved in respiratory care. The incumbent must have a working knowledge of all equipment and supplies utilized by respiratory care services staff. Basic Life Support certification is required. QUALIFICATIONS Must have current Respiratory Therapy licensure in state(s) of practice and/or possess multi-state licensure privileges as required by position. Must have Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credentials as attained through the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) and maintain active status according to NBRC credentialing requirements. Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) is required. Must obtain site-specific specialty credential(s) such as Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), etc. A degree in Respiratory Care from an accredited respiratory care program is required; minimum associate degree or equivalent as defined by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). Respiratory Therapists must have a thorough knowledge and understanding of all procedures, indications, contraindications and hazards involved in respiratory care, as well as knowledge of equipment utilized in their department. The incumbent must be able to demonstrate the ability and knowledge required to utilize computers for patient documentation and data gathering for quality care. Must complete orientations, competency validations, and other in-servicing as required by the department and hospital. About Sanford Health: At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing. Every day, we show that commitment by delivering the highest quality of care to the communities we serve. We are leaders in health care and strive to provide patients across the region with convenient access to expert medical care, leading-edge technologies and world-class facilities. In addition to strong clinical care, we are also committed to research, education and community growth. We engage in medical research to not only discover innovative ways to provide care, but also cures for common diseases. We continuously seek new ways to achieve our vision of improving the human condition here in your community, across the region and around the world. The entire team at Sanford Health recognizes the value of healthy families and communities. We continue to gain momentum and expand our reach. Together, we can make a positive difference now, and in the future. Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1- or send an email to . City: Fargo State: ND Job Function: Allied Health Job Schedule: Full Time Shift: Varies Req Number: req34914

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