RESPIRATORY THERAPISTS JOB DESCRIPTION
a. The RT must possess at least three (3) years of recent acute care experience.
b. Have minimum of one year of experience in the following areas: Pediatrics, Adult ICU – Ventilator Management, Emergency/Trauma, Arterial blood gas punctures, analyzing and interpretation, Medical/Surgical care of young adults, adults and geriatric patients, General floor care, Floor to floor and ground transports, Performs Electrocardiograms and Competence in respiratory medications.
License/Registration: The RT must be Board Certified or Registered through the National Board of Respiratory Care.
Motor Vehicle Operator’s License: If required by the position, the RT shall possess a valid state driver’s license throughout the term of this contract.
a. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) and Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) is mandatory.
b. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP), Neonatal Advanced Life Support (NALS), and Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) are preferred for each appropriate duty section at the time of employment and throughout the term of this contract.
Health Requirements/Conditions of Employment:
Medical Evaluation: The RT shall provide a fitness for duty certificate issued by a licensed physician to perform the proposed job without significant risk to personal health or the health and safety of others.
Immunization: The RT shall also provide the following documentation:
a. Immunity to Rubella, Mumps, Measles
b. Immunity to Hepatitis B series
c. History of chicken pox (varicella) disease or positive titer
d. Tetanus Diphtheria (Tdap), within the last 5 years
e. Documentation of receiving a TB Mantoux skin test (PPD) within the past 12 months with documentation of follow-up for a positive test.
f. A signed declination of the Hepatitis B vaccination series will be accepted.
Language Requirements and Cultural Awareness: The RT shall read, understand, speak, and write English to effectively communicate with patients and other health care workers.
Information Technology Skills: The RT shall possess basic knowledge, skills, and abilities to use a computer.
Orientation: Shall attend mandatory orientations and training as will be specified.
Background Checks: The RT shall provide all requested information necessary to perform Level I and Level II background checks. They shall comply with the requirement to obtain security investigations.
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