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Registered Respiratory Therapist (Nights)

Company: Tanner Health System
Location: Macon
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

$10,000 Sign on BonusThe Registered Respiratory Therapist performs Cardiopulmonary duties following hospital policy/procedure under general supervision. This can include administering respiratory treatments, airway management, ventilator management, blood gases, and other noninvasive cardiology procedures. This individual will be held to a high level of customer service representation and will be an active participant in the continuous quality improvement process. Serves as a resource to other employees.EducationHigh School Diploma or GEDLicenses & Certifications*Registered Respiratory Therapist*Respiratory Care Professional*ACLS Certification*Healthcare Provider (CPR)*Neonatal Resuscitation ProviderQualifications*Must become certified in NRP and ACLS within 8 months of employment.Requirements:Area of Responsibilities*Administers respiratory treatments and oxygen therapy correctly and in a timely manner. Participates in airway management during CODEs. Performs ventilator care according to established policy and protocols. Must be able to set priorities to complete daily assignments.*Demonstrates the ability to coordinate cardiopulmonary care of the patient with other departments which fosters multidisciplinary care planning.*Participates in Performance improvement activities by helping to identify, monitor, and achieve improvement goals established by the department*Provides exceptional customer service to patients, families, visitor, physicians, and other employees. Through the established systems and protocols used to evaluate staff for excellent customer service employee will achieve the set goals.*Working knowledgeable of departmental policies and procedures and standards of care practice. Documentation is in compliance with hospital policy and regulatory agencies.*Accountable for use and ordering of supplies and maintaining inventory*Accurately evaluates self and meets pre-established professional goals.*Acts as preceptor/mentor for students and new employees.*Complies with standards set forth by the Joint commission and other regulatory agencies.*Demonstrates awareness of policies and procedures regarding restraints and administers procedures appropriately to restrained patients.*Demonstrates behaviors necessary for age-specific care and knowledge of decision making process for all ages of the population(s) served. Demonstrates ability to communicate appropriately with various ages. Demonstrates ability to adapt technique/treatment to age of patient served. As appropriate involves family/significant other in treatment process.*Effectively operates and understands the use of specialized equipment.*Knowledgeable of and follows OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Regulations.*Participates in continuing education as mandated per policy.*Participates in multi-disciplinary patient care conferences.Compliance StatementEmployee performs within the prescribed limits of Tanner Health System's Ethics and Compliance program. Is responsible to detect, observe, and report compliance variances to their immediate supervisor, the Compliance Officer, or the Hotline.EducationHigh School Diploma or GEDExperienceNo prior work experience requiredLicenses & Certifications*Healthcare Provider (CPR)*Registered Respiratory TherapistT*Respiratory Care ProfessionalSupervision*May supervise shift. Instructs new employees and corrects their work as an active participant in staff development.Qualifications*Must become certified in NRP and ACLS within 8 months of employment.Definitions*The Registered Respiratory Therapist performs Cardiopulmonary duties in accordance with hospital policy/procedure under general supervision. This can include administering of respiratory treatments, airway management, ventilator management, blood gases, and other noninvasive cardiology procedures. This individual will be held to a high level of customer service representation and will be an active participant in the continuous quality improvement process. Serves as a resource to other employees.Contact With OthersRequires frequent but limited contacts with many others to do job, or extensive contacts with a limited number of categories of people to apply procedures or treatment. Requires discretion and tact to interpret departmental procedures.Effect Of ErrorProbable errors not easily detected and may adversely affect external as well as internal relationships and may result in major expenditures for equipment, materials, or procedures detrimental to the patient's welfare or the organization's interest. Work is subject to general review only and requires considerable accuracy and responsibility. Continually works with reports, records, plans, and programs of a major functional area of the organization where integrity is required to safeguard the organization's position. Duties may involve the preparation of data on which the administration bases important decisions and are highly confidential.Supervisory ResponsibilityHas limited supervision over a small section of employees (up to 15), i.E. assigns and directs their work; instructs new employeesand corrects results, may discuss with supervisor, but has no authority over job content or personnel. Team governance where the Members evaluate, interview, and recommend personnel actions.Mental DemandsWork involves a variety of complex problems to be solved under general organization policies. Ingenuity and judgment are required to review facts, plan work, estimate costs, and deal with factors not easily evaluated, interpret results, draw conclusions, and take or recommend action. Solutions to problems often require coordination with other departments.Physical EffortMedium physical effort Lifts, carries, or handles lightweight (1 to 25 lbs.) materials or equipment for most of the day. Occasional physical effort with medium weight objects (25-60 lbs.). Very occasional physical effort with heavy objects (over 60 lbs.).Works in reaching or strained positions for about half of day.Working ConditionsConsiderable (About 75% of the day) Involved in exposure to dirt, odors, noise, or some work is performed with exposure to temperature/weather extremes/occupational risk and probability of coming into contact with blood borne pathogens, other potentially infectious diseases, or biomedical/bio-hazardous materials.Working Conditions Aspects For Immunizations*Performs tasks involving contact with blood, blood-contaminated body fluids, other body fluids, or sharps (needles)*Directly works with Patients less than 12 months of agePhysical AspectsContinually (at least once per day)*Hearing*Visual*Color Vision*SpeakingFrequently (at least 3 times a week)*Typing*Manual Dexterity pinching with fingers, etc.*Feeling (Touch) determining temperature, texture, by touching*Standing*Balancing*Walking*Lifting up To 25 lbs.*Lifting 25 To 60 lbs.*Handling seizing, holding, grasping*Carrying*Pushing/Pulling up To 25 lbs.*Pushing/Pulling 25 To 60 lbs.Occasionally (at least once a month)*Bending*Reaching above shoulder*Reaching below shoulder*Running In response To an emergency*Lifting over 60 lbs.*Climbing*Kneeling*Squatting*Smelling*N95 Respirator usage (PPE)*Hazmat suit usage (PPE)*Pushing/Pulling over 60 lbs.

Keywords: Tanner Health System, Macon , Registered Respiratory Therapist (Nights), Healthcare , Macon, Georgia

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