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AdventHealth Respiratory Therapist PRN in Chatsworth, Georgia

Description

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

Work Hours/Shift:

PRN

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.

  • Performs electrocardiograms.

  • Enters correct documentation into the computer system.

Qualifications

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.

Job Summary:

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.

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