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Registered Respiratory Therapist - RRT

Company: Integris Health
Location: Lahoma
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Respiratory Therapist CRT

Job Code: 5062

Position Summary:

The Respiratory Therapist CRT assumes responsibility for the management and delivery of patient care for their assigned areas. This position requires population specific competencies. Adheres to National Patient Safety Goals as appropriate based on the level of patient contact this position requires.

INTEGRIS Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Essential Functions:

The Respiratory Therapist CRT responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

* Administers a wide variety of therapeutic services and diagnostic tests to various patient types
* Accepts verbal orders from physicians (for Respiratory Care Procedures) and records accurately in the patient's medical record
* Sets up all equipment/supplies needed and provides assistance to the physicians during special procedures
* Assesses/reassesses patient history, chest x-rays, vital signs, blood gases, progress notes, etc. in order to determine appropriate therapy modalities/frequencies or effects of conscious sedation and communicates this to the physician (Does not apply to DME)
* Performs intubation as needed or requested where after deemed confident by Respiratory Staff and approved by the medical staff (Does not apply to DME)
* Performs arterial punctures or blood gas analysis for arterial blood gases (Does not apply to DME)
* Provides onboarding education to new departmental staff and assists students rotating through the hospital

INTEGRIS Durable Medical Equipment (DME) department only:

* Schedules patient appointments for PAP Therapy
* Maintains all necessary documentation and ensures all require documentation is available for PAP Therapy
* Communicates DME respiratory equipment education to patients
* Downloads PAP therapy results on a routine basis.
* Maintains inventory on all PAP Therapy equipment
* Continues to seek education on all PAP Therapy guideline requirements and changes.

Accountability:

The Respiratory Therapist CRT is accountable to the Supervisor and/or Manager Resporitory Care

Required Physical Demands (Subject to Reasonable Accommodation):

Keyboarding/Dexterity: Frequently; activity exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time

Standing/Walking: Constantly; activity exits up to 2/3 of the time

Strength (Lift/Carry/Push/Pull): Medium (Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, or 10 to 25 pounds of force constantly to move objects)

Talking (Must be able to effectively communicate verbally): Yes

Seeing: Yes

Hearing: Yes

Color Acuity (Must be able to distinguish and identify colors): No

This position may have additional or varied physical demand and/or respiratory fit test requirements. Please consult the Physical Demands Project SharePoint site or contact Risk Management/Employee Health for additional information.

Environmental Conditions:

Moderate exposure to hazardous risks, including potential for exposure to infections and communicable diseases, blood and body fluids, electrical equipment, chemicals. Potential for bodily injury related to lifting and incidents of workplace violence. Must follow universal safety precautions. Exposed to constant interruptions, noise, disagreeable odors, and assorted chemicals. May have multiple floors assigned per shift. May be required to be on call status.

All applicants will receive consideration regardless of membership in any protected status as defined by applicable state or federal law, including protected veteran or disability status.

Qualifications:

* Graduate of certification and/or registry eligible school Certification (CRT) by the National Board of Respiratory Care
* Current Respiratory Care Practitioner License issued by the Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision (OSBMLS). The incumbent may work under a temporary letter to practice issued by OSBMLS until the Board meets to issue their Respiratory Care Practitioner License
* 1 year of full time experience in respiratory care or 1 recent year of a hands-on clinical practicum in an accredited respiratory care program
* Must be able to communicate effectively in English (Verbal/Written)

INTEGRIS Durable Medical Equipment (DME) department only:

* BLS certification or must obtain within 60 days of hire

Keywords: Integris Health, Edmond , Registered Respiratory Therapist - RRT, Healthcare , Lahoma, Oklahoma

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