Senior Respiratory Therapist, Full Time, 7p - 7:30a at Emory in Atlanta, Georgia

Posted in General Business 5 days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION:


  • Provides respiratory care to patients in acute, chronic, and emergency situations within established organizational guidelines.

  • May supervise staff, direct the workflow, and assist in developing work schedules.

  • Coordinates the use and maintenance of specialized equipment and evaluates treatment modalities for appropriateness.

  • Performs other related duties as required.

  • Equipment and Supplies: Selects, assembles, and checks respiratory care equipment for proper function, operation, and cleanliness; performs minor repairs to correct malfunctions.

  • Coordinates the use of specialized equipment to ensure its proper placement and availability.

  • Schedules equipment and makes daily checks of oxygen, compressed air and vacuum line pressures.

  • Reviews patient/ventilator adjustment decisions and equipment applications for appropriateness.

  • Evaluates equipment and makes purchasing recommendations.

  • Management/Supervision: Administers and communicates policies, procedures and related forms in accordance with state, federal, and organizational guidelines.

  • May supervise staff and manage employee performance.

  • Provides on-going performance feedback, addresses problems, orients and trains employees, verifies competency and identifies and suggests ways to develop skills.

  • Monitors workflow. May assist in developing staff work schedules to ensure adequate coverage; maintains records pertaining to approved leave requests for accurate coordination.

  • Professional Development: Works with manager to formulate plan for professional development.

  • Attends educational in-services as appropriate.

  • Participates in professional activities and organizations to maintain knowledge of current trends, practices, and developments.

  • Reporting/Data Management: Accurately and completely documents respiratory care by following the established charting procedure to show the patient's progress or any changes in the patient's condition.

  • Safety, Security and Health: Practices universal and/or specialized precautions in the daily cleaning and sterilization of work surfaces, equipment, and instruments.

  • Staff Resource: May conduct in-service educational programs relating to respiratory care issues and provide staff members with training and continuing education on an on-going basis.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:


  • Registered as a Respiratory Therapist by the National Board for Respiratory Care.

  • Two years' experience in Respiratory Care.

  • Licensed as a Respiratory Care Professional (RCP) by the state of Georgia.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification in accordance with the American Heart Association required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

(Medium) 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:

Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock , Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation , Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.