HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Registered Respiratory Therapist PRN-LewisGale Medical Center in Salem VA, Virginia

SPECIFIC ELEMENTS AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS* Administers therapy modalities as ordered by physician. Performs all aspects of mechanical ventilators (initiation, operation, monitoring, etc.). Performs arterial puncture and blood gas analysis. Responds to code blue situations for assigned areas.
Assists in transport of ventilator and critically ill patients. Verifies physician orders prior to therapy treatment. Gives through, accurate report to oncoming staff at shift end. Enters all patient contacts into appropriate system. Performs equipment rounds Assists with new employee orientation and continuing education as assigned. Serves as preceptor as assigned. Initiates and documents patient/family teaching using appropriate system. Performs charge responsibilities as assigned. Conducts educational in-services as assigned. Participates in Performance Improvement Projects as assigned.

REQUIRED FOR POSITION: * State of VA Respiratory Care Practitioner License * BLS * Respiratory Therapy Degree – AAS or BS PREFERRED FOR POSITION: * One year adult critical care experience. * Previous experience with mechanical ventilation, blood gas analysis and oximetry.

Title: Registered Respiratory Therapist PRN-LewisGale Medical Center

Location: Virginia-Salem VA-Lewis-Gale Medical Center

Requisition ID: 00005-16373