Covenant Health

Job Title
RRT
ID
3154967
Facility
Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge
Department Name
RESPIRATORY THERAPY

Overview

Methodist

Registered Respiratory Therapist

Part-time, 48 hours per pay period, Variable Shifts

 

With more than 30 specialties from Cardiology and Neurosurgery to Orthopedics and Vascular care, Methodist Medical Center was one of the first hospitals in East Tennessee to offer cutting-edge treatments and technologies that benefit people with life-threatening aneurysms, severely damaged knee, hip and shoulder joints, sudden heart failure, and non-healing wounds.

  • 301 licensed beds
  • 25 ICU beds
  • 8 step-down beds
  • 38 emergency suites
  • 2 cath labs
  • 1 electrophysiology lab
  • 8 LDRP suites
  • 205 active and courtesy physicians
  • 1,192 employees

Position Summary:

Provides care to patients with respiratory insufficiency and related complications. Functions as part of the direct patient car team to provide overall quality care and serves as a resource and specialist to patients, all patient care givers and physicians. May be required to exercise clinical judgment under the order of a licensed physician.

Responsibilities

 

 

 

Qualifications

Minimum Education:

Must have an Associate Degree from an accredited school of respiratory therapy, or must have successfully completed the requirements of a Respiratory Care diploma program sufficient to have obtained a license as a Respiratory Therapist.

 

Minimum Experience:

Must have documented experience necessary to obtain state license. For staff involved in the care of age-specific groups, knowledge of the bio-psychosocial needs of adult, geriatric and pediatric patients is essential. Special knowledge is required in growth and development needs of pediatric/geriatric patients where applicable. 

 

Licensure Requirement:

Valid RRT Credential by the National Board for Respiratory Care. Licensed as a Registered Respiratory Therapist by the State of Tennessee Health Related Boards with ABG endorsement.  Current work-permit acceptable per state regulations. Current BLS. 

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