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LifePoint Health Respiratory Therapist (Evenings) in Athens, Tennessee

Respiratory Therapist – Cardiopulmonary – Full-Time – Evening Shift –position available. **

$10,000 SIGN ON BONUS for qualified applicants.

Core competencies for the position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Measures lung capacity and analyzes blood samples using a blood gas analyzer.

  • Delivers and assesses response to ordered therapy per plan of care. Monitors, records, and communicates patient condition as appropriate.

  • Evaluates respiratory care policies and procedures based on patient outcomes, current research, and best practices.

  • Responds to codes and calls for emergent assistance. Assesses patient condition and delivers appropriate treatment.

  • Educates the patient and family about the patient's illness and provides information about community support groups and other resources.

  • Maintains storage areas with required supply levels and equipment.

  • Disassembles, cleans, and sterilizes equipment, and performs preventative maintenance and calibration of machines.

  • Operates electrophysiology/cardiac stress test equipment to perform clinical diagnostic electrophysiologic/cardiac stress test exams and routine invasive procedures according to established standards and practices.

Qualifications:

  • Associate degree in discipline or equivalent, or completion of a Respiratory Therapy Certification Program is required.

  • Current Respiratory Therapist License in State of Tennessee is required.

  • Current ABG Endorsement is required.

  • BLS through American Heart Association or American Red Cross is required at the time of hire.

  • ACLS through American Heart Association or American Red Cross is required within 6 months of hire.

  • NRP is required within 6 months of hire.

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Organization: *Starr Regional Medical Center

Title: Respiratory Therapist (Evenings)

Location: Tennessee-Athens

Requisition ID: 7412-4939

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