Respiratory Therapist

July 9, 2024 |

Department: Respiratory Therapy

Status/Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Location: Hartford, KY

For more information contact: Robyn Brown, rbrown@ochcares.com

Qualifications:

  • Educational Preference: 2-year degree

  • Experience: Preferred

  • Additional requirements / comments / education / experience / skills, registration or certification:

    1. Completion of an Approved Respiratory Therapy Program

    2. Completion of NBRC Therapist Multiple-Choice Exam, or equivalent, earning CRT or RRT credentials

    3. Licensure by the Kentucky Board of Respiratory Care

    4. Required to maintain CPR Certification by the American Heart Association

    5. Required to maintain ACLS Certification by the American Heart Association

    6. Required to maintain PALS Certification by the American Heart Association

  • Description of Job:
    • The Respiratory Therapists are to perform cardiopulmonary treatments and services to patients.
    • Work under the Respiratory Supervisor, Respiratory Manager, and Director of Ancillary Services.
    • Able to lift patients, push equipment, work under stress, make independent judgements regarding patient care, and deal professionally with others.
    • Responsible for assuring that services are provided in a manner that is consistent with Ohio County Hospital policies, procedures, as well as the purpose, vision, and values.
    • Proficient at taking vital signs, assessing and monitoring patient’s cardiopulmonary status, and performing CPR and basic first aid if needed.
    • Responsible for (but not limited to) aerosol therapy, oxygen therapy, peak flow monitoring, incentive spirometry, noninvasive ventilation management (BiPAP and CPAP), proper Code Blue response and resuscitation, ventilator management, percussion therapy, electrocardiograms (EKG), Holter/Event monitor set-up, and arterial blood gases.
    • This job description reflects the general details considered necessary to fulfill the essential job functions and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all work requirements inherent in this position.
    • Other specific job-related knowledge and skills may be required.

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