Covenant Health

Job Title
RRT
ID
3305549
Facility
Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge
Department Name
RESPIRATORY THERAPY

Overview

Methodist

Registered Respiratory Therapist

Part time, 48 hours per pay period, Night shift

Must commit 1 (one) year to a seasonal staffing position consisting
of 6 months at 48 hours Per pay period and 6 months 24 hours per pay period

 

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 care 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

  • Demonstrates respiratory care competency of critical and clinical skills on an annual basis.
  • Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, handle multiple assignments, balance priorities, and make decisions quickly and function under stressful situations.
  • Demonstrates the ability to perform all aspects of respiratory therapy to include age specific and related patient care in a safe and competent manner.
  • Demonstrates skill in emergency situations based up on department standards, policies, procedures and protocols, assumes a leadership role in emergency situations.
  • Demonstrates the ability to assess, identify and treat patient health conditions as established by organizational and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates the ability to make safe, effective and competent decisions regarding individual patient care.  Express sound judgment.
  • Demonstrates the ability to provide appropriate communication to nursing personnel and/or physicians, and other hospital staff as necessary. Must be able to demonstrate effective communication skills on all socioeconomic levels using tact, articulation and in a professional manner.
  • Demonstrates competency/proficiency in mechanical ventilation, CPAP, and BiPAP skills to include current modes of ventilation, indications for use and calculations of necessary data
  • Demonstrates competency/proficiency in the performance of arterial blood gases and analysis per department policy and procedure. Quality control, troubleshooting, and quality assurance per department policy and procedures.
  • Performs assigned tasks and uses equipment with skill and accuracy.
  • Participates in performance improvement activities by making suggestions for unit/organizational improvements, data collection activities, and date analysis as appropriate.
  • Documentation and charges are complete, accurate, timely and legible. Consistently document, patient assessments, reassessments, patient education, goals, response to therapy and any other requirements for the patient medical record.
  • Completes Quality Control procedures and documentation required by regulatory agencies, medical center and department policy.
  • Maintains all equipment in a clean and functioning order. Responsible for location and inventory of any RT equipment utilized on a routine basis.
  • Attends meetings as required and participates on committees as directed.
  • Assists with the orientation and training of newly hired respiratory employees and precepts the respiratory students.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.

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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