Covenant Health

Job Title
CSS-Respiratory Therapist


Covenant Health


Seasonal Staffing-Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)



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 judgment under the order of a licensed physician.


Position Accountabilities:

  • Demonstrates respiratory care competency of critical and clinical skills on an annual basis.
  • Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, handle multiple assignments, balance priorities, 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. Expresses 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 and articulation and in a professional manner.
  • Demonstrates competency/proficiency in mechanical ventilation, CPAP, and BiPAP skills to include current modes of ventilation and 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. Demonstrates quality control, troubleshooting, and quality assurance per department policy and procedure


Recruiter: Kathleen Rice || || 865-835-3727


Performance Criteria

  • 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 data analysis as appropriate.
  • Ensures documentation and charges are complete, accurate, timely, and legible. Consistently documents patient assessments, reassessments, education, goals, response to therapy, and any other requirements for the patient medical record.
  • Completes Quality Control procedures and documentation required by regulatory agencies, the 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 the precepting of respiratory students.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



Position Qualifications:

  • 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:   Two (2) years of professional experience.
  • 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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