LifePoint Health Registered Respiratory Therapist - Seasonal PRN in Martinsville, Virginia
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.
Graduate of an approved Respiratory Care Program, with an A.A.S. degree, Certification of Graduation or equivalent.
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.
Requires full range of body motion, including handling and lifting patients, manual dexterity and eye and hand coordination. Requires standing, walking, stooping and stretching. Occasionally lifts, carries and pushes items weighing up to 100 lbs. (Mechanical ventilators, electrocardiographs, stretchers, and patient care carts). Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. Requires working under stressful conditions extended shifts.
AHA Basic Life Support (BLS)
Licenses: Licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia, to practice as a Respiratory Care Practitioner. Certification by the American Heart Association in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation Basic Life Support. Registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care (RRT).
Minimum Work Experience
One year of critical care experience, to include hemodynamic monitoring, bronchoscopy assistance, and mechanical ventilation set-up, management and patient care assessment. One year of routine respiratory care experience required. Graduation from an Associate Degree level program can be substituted for one year of experience.
Organization: *Sovah Health - Martinsville
Title: Registered Respiratory Therapist - Seasonal PRN
Requisition ID: 7455-9011