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LifePoint Health Respiratory Therapist PRN (3164) in Cleveland, Mississippi

Examines patients with breathing-related conditions and conducts diagnostic testing. Consults with physicians to develop and implement a treatment plan for the patient. Performs physiotherapy and other treatments and teaches patients to use medications.

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.

Monitors, receives, stocks, and distributes respiratory care supplies and medical gas cylinders.

Maintains storage areas with required supply levels and equipment.

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

Minimum Education
Graduate of a School of Respiratory Therapy.

Required Skills

Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Must have an updated American Heart Association approved Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification. If employee does not have a current ACLS, PALS or NRP at time of hire or transfer, then employee will have six months from day of hire, or transfer, to obtain, or update, ACLS, PALS, or NRP certification. If employee does not have a current BLS at time of hire or transfer, then employee will have one month from day of hire, or transfer, to obtain, or update, BLS certification

Required Skills

Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.

Additional languages preferred.

Strong written and verbal skills.

Basic computer knowledge.

Ability to use ABG machine, ventilators, IPPB, EKG, Aerosol TX’s, Standard Respiratory procedures.

Ability to perform chest PT.

Required Licenses
[Mississippi, United States] Respiratory Therapist
Must have a current Mississippi Respiratory Therapist license

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Organization: *Bolivar Medical Center

Title: Respiratory Therapist PRN (3164)

Location: Mississippi-Cleveland

Requisition ID: 7422-3164