Respiratory Therapist

Jamestown Regional Medical Center   Jamestown, ND   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on July 5, 2024
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Starting Pay: $26.67 to $33.34 DOE

Full-time, benefited position working 72 hours per two week pay period. Days of work are Sunday - Saturday with hours typically from 6:00am - 6:30pm, 7:00am - 7:30pm or 8:00am - 8:30pm. Weekend work is every 4th weekend. Holiday work is every 4th holiday. Night call is typically 4-5 times per month.

The Respiratory Therapist provides for assessment, evaluation, planning and documentation of care provided to patients with cardiopulmonary disorders in the following age groups: infants, pediatrics, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics. This care will be delivered in accordance with established standards of performance.

  • Initiates, conducts, modifies and monitors the effects of respiratory care treatment plans, including therapeutic, diagnostic, blood gases, monitoring and rehabilitation based on physician approved protocols and written physician order.
  • Provides set up of equipment and management of patients requiring invasive and noninvasive ventilation. This includes mechanical ventilation, BIPAP and CPAP.
  • Provides for specific testing techniques that include measurement of ventilatory volumes, pressure, flows, blood gas analysis, and other related physiology.
  • Performs arterial blood gas analysis and relays results to the physician.
  • Performs bronchial hygiene and assist or instruct patients in performance of breathing exercises.
  • Educates hospitalized, outpatient and in-home patients and their families about their conditions and teach appropriate disease management techniques, such as breathing exercises and the use of aerosol medications and respiratory equipment.
  • Explains treatment procedures to patients to gain cooperation and allay fears.
  • Schedules and conducts Pulmonary Function Testing as ordered by the physician
  • Inspect, clean, test and maintain respiratory therapy equipment to ensure equipment is functioning safely and efficiently, ordering repairs when necessary.
  • Works as part of a team of physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals to manage patient care.
  • Assist with facilitating physician referrals and orders for Sleep Study testing to contracted provider.
  • Provides emergency care, including artificial respiration and assistance with cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Demonstrates compliance with Infection Control policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates compliance with departmental and hospital polices.
  • Participates in the department's performance improvement activities and is compliant with accreditation and regulatory agencies.
  • Reports potential risk management, corporate compliance, HIPAA, and quality and safety issues on timely basis to department manager.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Requires graduation from an accredited Respiratory Care Program, Bachelors degree preferred. Preference for two years experience as a Respiratory Therapist with proven leadership skills. The candidate must have a thorough knowledge and understanding of all procedures, indications, contraindications and hazards involved in respiratory care and knowledge of life support equipment. The candidate must be able to demonstrate the ability and knowledge required to utilize computers for patient documentation and data gathering for quality care.

Must have current Respiratory Therapy licensure in the state of North Dakota, registry eligible or RRT preferred. Must be BLS and ACLS certified and NRP encouraged.

Background check required.