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Registered Respiratory Therapist

Company: KentuckyOne Health
Location: Louisville
Posted on: December 9, 2018

Job Description:

RRT or CRT Cardiopulmonary Services, Jewish Hospital
3rd Shift, Full Time

Job Summary / Job Purpose The Respiratory Therapist Reg is a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) that possesses working knowledge of respiratory care and has displayed age-specific competence for all age groups serviced by the facility. The incumbent conducts himself/herself in a professional manner and is courteous to patients, physicians, visitors, members of the department and all other healthcare personnel. The incumbent supports and contributes to departmental productivity and organizational objectives by functioning as an integrated member of the respiratory care team and performs services consistent with his/her scope of licensure. The incumbent supports and exhibits behaviors consistent with the organization's mission and values in offering hope and healing to all.



Essential Functions
1. Plans and administers non-medicated aerosol and humidity therapy.

2. Plans and administers oxygen therapy (including implementation of oxygen therapy protocol where appropriate).

3. Plans and administers aerosolized medication and specialty gas therapy.

4. Performs airway management.

5. Plans and administers incentive spirometry.

6. Cleans and reprocesses respiratory therapy equipment.

7. Plans and administers bronchial hygiene and performs chest physiotherapy (including implementation of bronchial hygiene protocol where appropriate).

8. Performs cardiopulmonary resuscitation and manual ventilation during resuscitation attempts and aides in rapid response calls when appropriate.

9. Collects arterial blood samples for blood gas analysis.

10. Operates mechanical ventilators and manages ventilator settings and weaning per protocols and provider orders.

11. Performs electrocardiography studies and places Holter and event monitors as assigned by facility leadership.

12. Assists in cardiopulmonary procedures.

13. When called upon to do so, serves as a preceptor to newly hired employees and/or respiratory therapy students.

14. When called upon to do so, serves in the charge respiratory therapist role.

15. When called upon to do so, assists in research projects (as directed by departmental and facility leadership).

16. Provides patient, family, hospital staff and physician education as appropriate.
17. Performs other duties, within the scope of licensure, as assigned.




Job Requirements / Qualifications

Education / Accreditation / Licensure (required & preferred):

At a minimum, the incumbent shall have received the equivalent of an Associate's Degree in Cardiopulmonary Services or Respiratory Care from an accredited respiratory therapy educational program.

Note: Educational programs that are eligible for accreditation but have not yet achieved accreditation status meet the educational program standard. Also, educational programs that were accredited or eligible for accreditation at the time the incumbent graduated from the program meet the educational program standard.

State License required

Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification required

ACLS and PALS certifications preferred

NRP and NBRC certifications preferred

Experience (required and preferred):

No prior experience in respiratory care is required; at least one year of experience in respiratory critical care is preferred.




Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 2018-R
  • Schedule: Full-time

    Keywords: KentuckyOne Health, Louisville , Registered Respiratory Therapist, Healthcare , Louisville, Kentucky

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