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Barnes Healthcare Services PRN Registered Respiratory Therapist - Tifton, Georgia in Tifton, Georgia

PRN Registered Respiratory Therapist

Working one-on-one with patients (customers) and their families, the RRT will be the patient coach and advocate, leveraging all necessary disciplines in the patient care, coaching, and education process. A Barnes Respiratory Therapist must be able to recommend and administer the appropriate treatments after evaluating the patient’s needs and symptoms.  Demonstrating the compassion and excellent interpersonal skills it takes to facilitate the teamwork that we, as the Barnes Team, pride ourselves on.  

Customer-Centric Role 

  • Treating a wide range of patients (customers) from infants to the elderly 

  • Teach patients how to use medications, oxygen, PAP devices, cough assist, ventilation, chest physiotherapy, and related equipment. 

  • Perform regular checks on patients and equipment 

  • Evaluate patients by performing limited physical examinations to include vitals, breath sounds, 02 saturations and conducting diagnostic tests including those that measure lung capacity tests. 

  • Consult with physicians and other healthcare staff to help develop and modify individual patient care plans 

  • Communicate and teach patients and caregivers ventilation management that encourages compliance, understanding of therapy, and ability to operate ventilators in the home in an approved manner with confidence and independence.  

  • Provide complex therapy requiring a great deal of independent judgment, such as caring for patients who are on life support in hospital intensive care units. 

  • Continually developing strong and productive working relationships with the patient (customer) 

  • Must be proficient in all modes of communication, I.e., phone, email, in-person, and written.  The RT will be proficient in written progress notes and/or recommendations on the patients' behalf. 

    Team Centric Role: 

  • Continuously adjusting and improving your workflow that does not affect others 

  • Identifying opportunities for system improvements – bringing these opportunities to your supervisor for review and implementation when warranted 

  • Sharing information such as best practices with others and identifying and implementing best practices of others into your daily, weekly, and monthly workflow 

  • Continually developing strong and productive working relationships with all partners such as hospitals, medical facilities, case managers, family members, and caregivers.  

  • Collaborating with the Operations Manager and Team Leadership, as well as the Director of Respirator and Respiratory Manager to ensure we are abiding by all standards for accreditation and state and federal governing rules and regulations.  

  • Detail-oriented - not only is this a fundamental of ours but it is essential to provide the best care and treatment possible 

  • Demonstrating and engaging in the continual improvement of the organization’s shared values and behaviors, The Barnes Way, and helping others to do the same 

  • Always be in the learning mode – putting forth daily effort and focus to be better than you were yesterday by identifying and pursuing learning that is necessary for you to advance in your role 

  • Supervising respiratory therapy assistants (if applicable) 

    At Barnes, we commit to having a patient-centric focus by advocating for patient’s behalf at all times to produce WOW outcomes and experiences for the customer as well as associated entities. 

     

     

Qualifications

At Barnes, we commit to having a patient-centric focus by advocating for patient’s behalf at all times to produce WOW outcomes and experiences for the customer as well as associated entities. 

  • Associate Degree in Respiratory Therapy required; Bachelor's degree preferred 

  • Current Respiratory Therapist license in good standing in the State of employment 

  • Clean driving record 

  • Two years of HME/DME preferred 

     

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