Lead Respiratory Therapist | Luverne Medical Center
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Facility: Luverne Medical Center
Location: Luverne, MN
Address: 1600 N Kniss Ave, Luverne, MN 56156, USA
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 40.00
The scope of work for a respiratory therapist includes assessment, therapeutic intervention and education for patients with cardiopulmonary disorders and/or sleep disorders or associated complications. Respiratory therapists assess individuals to prevent, detect, monitor and manage disease and complications. Respiratory therapists provide therapeutic interventions to directly impact cardiopulmonary health as well as overall health status according to established goals and interdisciplinary care plans. Respiratory therapists provide education to promote preventative care, self-management, enhanced cardiopulmonary health and quality of life. May provide education and data management relative to sleep-disordered breathing. Performs regular assessments of patients and the equipment they are using in order to adjust therapy. Collect and/or analyzes patients' blood and other specimens to determine levels of oxygen, carbon dioxide and other gases. Measures the patient's lung capacity to determine if there are any impairments. Offers diagnosis results and treatment suggestions based on the analysis of the patient.
This position is full time 40 hours a week.
A degree in Respiratory Care from an accredited respiratory care program is required; minimum associate degree or the equivalent as defined by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).
Respiratory Therapists must have a thorough knowledge and understanding of all procedures, indications, contraindications and hazards involved in respiratory care, as well as knowledge of equipment utilized in their department. The incumbent must be able to demonstrate the ability and knowledge required to utilize computers for patient documentation and data gathering for quality care. Must complete orientations, competency validations, and other in-servicing as required by the department and hospital. Must meet all the educational requirements of the role they will be leading and have at least three years of experience in the role they will be leading.
Must have current Respiratory Therapy licensure in state(s) of practice and/or possess multi-state licensure privileges as required by positon. Must have Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credentials as attained through the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) and maintain active status according to NBRC credentialing requirements. Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) is required. Must obtain site specific specialty credential(s) such as Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), etc.
Occasional on call during the night as needed. 32-40 hours per week, flexing of hours based on census.
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Job Function: Allied Health
Req Number: R-32678