Shift Leader Registered Respiratory Therapist, Respiratory Therapy
Full Time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Night Shift
The Respiratory Department covers all units of the hospital including critical care, ED and all inpatient beds. Our department is comprised of a manager, one supervisor, three shifts leaders, and a mixture of CRT, RRT, and ACCS staff. Respiratory therapy is a fast-paced, high-demand department where employees must work as a team in order to ensure quality patient care. We have a family-oriented type environment with a mixture of seasoned long-term employees and newer employees. Most full-time employees are on a set schedule consisting of 8 or 12 hour shifts, there are some variable shift positions within the department as well.
What will make a new person successful in this unit? Self-motivation to do the right thing for the patients always, strong work ethic, ability to work with a diverse group of people in both the RT department and the other departments we serve; but also with the patient population that we treat.
Position Summary: Provides care to patients with respiratory insufficiency and related complications. Functions as part of the direct patient 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 judgement under the order of a licensed physician.
Minimum Education: None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.
Minimum Experience: Must have documented experience necessary to obtain state license.
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 CPR required.
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