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Respiratory Tech (RT) Days

CodeForce 360
Tahlequah, OK
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Position Overview:

Respiratory Tech (RT) Days


  • Establishes and maintains mechanical ventilatory support for critical newborn, pediatric, and adult patients using a variety of pressure and volume ventilator.
  • Makes all ventilator adjustments as determined by the interpretation of diagnostic test results, observation and assessment, patient response and ventilatory status.
  • Monitors the patient for changes in cardio-pulmonary status and responds appropriately.
  • Maintains a patent and stable airway during resuscitation and mechanical ventilation; performs oral intubations, establishes and maintains stability of artificial airway, and maintains appropriate cuff pressures.
  • Applies advanced ventilator techniques such as Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), Pressure Support (PS), Synchronized Intermittent Mandatory Ventilation (SIMV), Positive.
  • End Expiratory Pressure (PEEP); demonstrates expertise in the management of patients on life support systems and is responsible for total care and maintenance of the equipment.
  • Establishes ventilator weaning criteria specific for each patient and initiates weaning procedures without direction from the physician.
  • Performs extubations after it has been determined by the therapist that the patient has met all weaning criteria.
  • Initiates and performs effective CPR without physician direction.
  • Ability to use a variety of manual resuscitators and maintains air exchange and respiration.
  • Transports patients, when necessary, within or outside the hospital while maintaining ventilation and perfusion.
  • Performs arterial punctures for blood gas analysis, interprets results and acts accordingly.
  • Makes recommendations to the physician regarding treatment based on blood gas results and clinical evaluation.
  • Obtains blood samples from the appropriate anatomical location on patients of all sizes and age, or from Swan-Ganz and arterial catheters.
  • Performs daily calibrations and maintenance of the blood gas analyzer, quality control and assures the accuracy of test results.
  • Troubleshoots malfunctions and takes the appropriate steps to correct problems occurring with the analyzer.
  • Continually assesses the cardio-pulmonary status of patients using information collected from physical observation and the accurate interpretation of diagnostic test results.
  • Determines the effectiveness and/or need for therapy. Performs hemodynamic monitoring and interprets Pulmonary Artery Pressures, Pulmonary Capillary Wedge pressures, Cardiac Output, and Central Venous Pressure measurements for the purpose of making adjustments in ventilation.
  • Assists the physician with special procedures including diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopy, thoracoscopy, thoracentesis, and surgical tracheotomy.
  • Assists the Pediatrician with the delivery of high-risk infants, especially those born prematurely.
  • Performs Pulmonary Function studies, interprets results and makes recommendations to the physician relative to the patient's diagnosis and treatment.
  • Processes contaminated equipment, including cleaning and sterilization, assembly, function, and safety checks, and returns equipment to inventory in the proper location.
  • Identifies and corrects mechanical malfunctions on all equipment; performs emergency repair on ventilators and assures reliability; checks inventory daily and replaces items needed for daily operations.
  • Documents all treatments, findings, observations, and progress pertinent to patient care in the appropriate medical record.

How to Apply

Job ID: 68551

For more information, please contact below:

Premkumar chandamalla


Qualified individuals will be contacted for an interview.

CodeForce 360


Tahlequah, OK
74464 USA



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