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Respiratory Therapist

Company: Sheridan Memorial Hospital
Location: Sheridan
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

ABOUT SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

At Sheridan Memorial Hospital, we are proud to have achieved the 5-Star Quality Rating, ranking us in the top 13.6% of hospitals rated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. We believe that our ability to deliver excellent healthcare begins with our people, and we are proud of our more than 750 skilled, experienced, and caring employees. We have over 100 providers who specialize in 25 areas of expertise. Our facility is state-of-the-art, and we are dedicated to providing outstanding patient-centered care. - Nestled at the foothills of the Big Horn Mountains in northern Wyoming, spectacular scenery and outdoor activities abound. Our hospital has the latest technology and equipment comparative to that of many larger facilities, and you will find our staff is friendly, compassionate, caring, and courteous. We focus on creating and nurturing a workplace that encourages, recognizes, and rewards individual effort and creativity. Leadership is responsive to changing modes of healthcare delivery and adapts accordingly. We value effective communication and honesty and believe teamwork based on mutual respect is key to success.

JOB SUMMARY

Under the supervision of the Department Manager, the Respiratory Therapist is responsible for providing cardiopulmonary care services in accordance with specific Physician's orders, department policies and procedures.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Maintains knowledge of the various methods of oxygen delivery, including the necessary equipment. Remains alert, assesses possible side effects to oxygen delivery.

Administers respiratory therapy treatments, understands the purpose of each and the possible side effects associated with each.

Sets up and monitors mechanical ventilators and the associated critical care duties required for such treatment, such as airway management and tracheal suctioning.

Assesses patient pain interfering with optimal level of function, or participation in rehabilitation, makes appropriate physician contact for intervention.

Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.

Performs arterial punctures to obtain arterial blood samples for blood gas analysis and understands the possible complications and contradictions associated with the procedure.

Follows department equipment sterilization procedures.

Documents all pertinent data on the patient's medical record following completion of any service or assessment.

Documents properly on all departmental forms, flow charts and log books.

Performs all duties as assigned by the Department Coordinator or Manager.

Performs EKG's and all Clerical duties pertaining to procedure.

Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the differences in techniques and treatment modalities as performed on patients of varying ages, including neonate, pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients.

Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of oxygen concentrations and medication doses as they relate to patients of varying ages, including neonate, pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients.

Inspects and tests respiratory therapy equipment to ensure that it is functioning safely and efficiently.

Formulates a teaching plan based on identified learning needs of a patient and evaluates effectiveness of learning. Patient's family is included in teaching as appropriate.

Coordinates and directs patient care to ensure patients' needs are met and that hospital policy is followed.

Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity.

Assesses patient's respiratory status and ability to tolerate treatment and reassess for response to treatment.

Uses patient driven protocols correctly and consistently.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS Education / Experience / License and Certifications

Graduate of an AMA-approved School of Respiratory Therapy

Current Wyoming State Respiratory Therapist License.

BLS certification, required.

ACLS certification, required within 1 year of position start.

PALS or ENPC certification, required within 1 year of position start.

NRP certification, required within 1 year of position start.

Additional 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 Various Respiratory Therapy Equipment

Specific demands not listed: Possible exposure to blood and or body fluids / infectious disease / hazardous waste requiring the use of Personal Protective Equipment. Exposure to odorous chemicals / specimens and Latex products.

Pre-employment drug and alcohol screening is required.

Sheridan Memorial Hospital is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) .

Keywords: Sheridan Memorial Hospital, Billings , Respiratory Therapist, Healthcare , Sheridan, Montana

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