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Registered Respiratory Therapist

Company: SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Jefferson City
Location: Jefferson City
Posted on: October 9, 2019

Job Description:

Role Purpose: ? The Respiratory Therapist delivers safe and accurate patient care to those patients experiencing cardiopulmonary difficulties. Administers treatments and performs pulmonary functions. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. This care is delivered as established by the department policies and as ordered by the physicians, to meet the needs of patients and customers using cardiopulmonary services. ? The ideal candidate will have the ability to perform effectively in high stress and complex situations, as well as have the ability to communicate and establish effective professional working relationships with medical staff, visitors, patients, and health center personnel. ? ? Responsibilities:

  • Reports treatment to be conducted, conditions of patient, and other relevant information to relief shift personnel
  • Checks and verifies all physician orders
  • Completes appropriate paperwork documenting all necessary information including: time, equipment, and supplies used during any procedure, all pertinent information as it applies to the patient during therapy, drug names, dosages; maintains accurate and corresponding records in the patient charts and department records. Documents orders and/or charges, patient procedures and treatments on a daily basis as specified per shift duties
  • Maintains an accurate and complete record of all required information on blood gas analyzers including: performance of daily, weekly, and scheduled procedures as specified by manufacturer; any problem or out-of-range findings along with corrective action, and quality control results each shift
  • Reports abnormal (panic values) or STAT test results to appropriate personnel? Minimum Qualifications:
    • Diploma in a respiratory therapy program accredited by the National Board for Respiratory Care and JRCRTE
    • Registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care, or registry eligible after graduation from a Registered Respiratory Therapy Program. Graduates must pass registry exam within 6 months of date of graduation.?
    • Current Missouri license as a Respiratory Care Practitioner with the Department of Economic Development, Division of Professional Registration, Missouri Board for Respiratory Care?About SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital ? Jefferson City?SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Jefferson City is a 167-bed, full- service community hospital located in Missouri's state capital. The hospital moved to a new, state-of-the-art building in November 2014. The hospital features a dedicated inpatient pediatric unit, a Wound Center and Outpatient Treatment Center. Other services offered at the hospital include emergency services, cardiology, orthopedic care, cancer care, outpatient surgical services, maternity care and women's health.

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