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Respiratory Therapist

Company: Uniontown Hospital
Location: Uniontown
Posted on: June 5, 2024

Job Description:

Welcome! We're excited you're considering an opportunity with us! To apply to this position and be considered, click the Apply button located above this message and complete the application in full. Below, you'll find other important information about this position.The therapist functions under the supervisor of the Director of Respiratory Therapy or supervisor and is responsible for based respiratory therapy in general patient care areas. Advanced patient care responsibilities and duties may also be assigned as deemed appropriate by director or supervisor.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:1.Registry eligible according to National Board for Respiratory Care. Must meet all registered requirements within one year of employment.2.Licensed by State Board of Respiratory Care as a Licensed Respiratory Therapist - Registered (LRTR) within one year of employment.3.Obtain certification in Basic Life Support within 30 days of hire date.CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The statements described here are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be constructed as an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities and duties. Other duties may be assigned.1.Performs basic and advanced therapeutic procedures for neonatal, pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients by order of the physician.2.Performs emergency and acute Respiratory Care procedures in accordance with departmental policies and procedures.3.Assembles, checks, and corrects malfunctions and performs quality controls on Respiratory Care equipment.4.Initiates, maintains, and discontinues mechanical ventilation for adult, pediatric, and neonatal patients.5.Performs and analyzes arterial blood gas samples adhering to standards of accrediting agencies (CAP, Joint Commission).6.Performs diagnostic procedures including bronchoscopies, pulse oximetry, and pH trend studies.7.Communicates appropriately and effectively with other members of the healthcare team regarding all aspects of patient care.8.Provides assistance with patient and family/caregiver education along with other members of the healthcare team.9.Actively participates in departmental quality assurance and hospital-wide organizational performance improvement activities.10.Maintains clinical and professional competency based upon established standards of practice.11.Demonstrates the ability to perform all relevant departmental competencies.12.Performs basic and advanced diagnostic procedures for pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients by order of the PhysicianPHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.1.Ability to be on feet/walking extended periods.2.Ability to lift, push, and/or pull 40 pounds.WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Additional Job Description:Scheduled Weekly Hours:36Shift:Varied (United States of America)Exempt/Non-Exempt:United States of America (Non-Exempt)Company:UNTWN Uniontown HospitalCost Center:200 UNTWN Cardiopulmonary ServicesAddress:500 W Berkeley StreetUniontownPennsylvaniaWVU Medicine is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. We value diversity among our workforce and invite applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity, gender identity and expression, socioeconomic status, language, national origin, religious affiliation, spiritual practice, age, mental and physical ability/disability or Veteran status.

Keywords: Uniontown Hospital, Penn Hills , Respiratory Therapist, Healthcare , Uniontown, Pennsylvania

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