AdventHealth Respiratory Therapist PRN in Chatsworth, Georgia
Respiratory Therapist AdventHealth Murray
Location Address: 707 Old Dalton Ellijay Rd, Chatsworth, GA 30705
Top Reasons To Work At AdventHealth Murray
Four-star Rating, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
150 Great places to work in Healthcare, Becker’s Hospital Review
Co-Workers that feel like family
Located in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains
Great Benefits such as: Education Reimbursement
You Will Be Responsible For:
Oxygen therapy in accordance with departmental oxygen protocol.
Prescribed medication via inhalation in accordance with the physician’s order.
Performs nasotracheal / endotracheal suctioning
Performs extubation procedures
Performs tracheotomy tube changes
Ensures that endotracheal tubes are rotated and retaped every 48-72 hours
Rotates to critical care area routinely to ensure proficiency in ventilator management.
Initiates, maintains and monitors mechanical ventilation, BIPAP/CPAP and other ventilatory devices as required.
Performs weaning parameters on request and per protocol.
Assesses patient post extubation to ensure absence of stridor and or laryngeal spasm.
Assesses cuff pressure and endotracheal tube placement and documents.
Initiates ventilator protocol orders in the absence of a physician’s order.
May be required to perform intubation.
Measures ventilator volumes, pressures and flows.
Induces and collects sputum specimens.
May be required to perform pulmonary function testing.
Performs and assures accuracy of arterial blood gas puncture and analysis.
Enters correct documentation into the computer system.
What You Will Need:
Associates Degree in Respiratory Care.
Must have a State of Georgia license as a Registered Respiratory Therapist.
Must be BLS certified upon hire.
ACLS, PALS, and NRP required within 6 months of hire date.
The Respiratory Therapist will deliver safe and effective care, which is
consistent with the standards of care for this discipline. This position requires
the Respiratory Therapist to be knowledgeable and proficient in the treatment of
respiratory and cardiovascular disorders for inpatients and outpatients under the
direction of the Cardiopulmonary Clinical Coordinator and the Director of
Inpatient Services. This position requires intimate knowledge of both
departmental and hospital policies and procedures relating to the field of
Cardiopulmonary sciences. This position functions independently within the
critical care areas of the hospital.
This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.
We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.