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Respiratory Therapist - RT

Company: Summit LTC
Location: San Augustine
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Shift 6 PM - 6 AMPOSITION SUMMARYWe are looking for a skilled RRT/CRT to become a part of our facility's compassionate care-giving team. The successful candidate will be responsible for including, but are not limited to, maintaining respiratory care, documentation and administer treatments prescribed by the attending physician, consistent with accepted standards of care and within the scope of RT/CRT training and licensure. Facilitates effective communication of employee needs and issues to the team and fosters positive change, professional/program growth and teamwork.We're looking for a highly competent and well-organized professional who values safety, security and patient wellness above all else. The RRT/CRT is responsible for making sure those values are reflected in his or her staff at all times.PM21

QUALIFICATIONSTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCEHigh school diploma or relevant qualification.

  • Must possess, as a minimum, a Respiratory Therapist Degree from an accredited college or university, or be a graduate of an approved RRT or CRT program.
  • Possession of a current valid Texas driver's license or regular means of transportation to and from work.
  • One (1) year of experience as a nurse in a skilled rehabilitation, skilled nursing or Long-Term Care (LTC) environment preferred.
  • Experience/expertise in gerontological nursing is necessary to perform the essential functions of this position.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
    • Must be capable of operating a personal computer.
    • Must be able to use digital devices, life support equipment, ventilators, pulse oximetry, nebulizers, CPap, BiPap, incentive spirometry and metered dose devices.
    • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
    • Ability to make sound clinical decisions regarding the respiratory care of residents.
    • Ability to treat all adult and elderly residents with diseased lungs.
    • Provide emergency respiratory care.
    • Ability to change and care for tracheostomy equipment.
    • Ability to work with gases under pressure that may be hazardous.
    • Ability to work within protocols for universal precautions and respiratory, (droplet) isolation.
    • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with all types of personnel.
    • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
    • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
    • Ability to communicate orally and in written form effectively with all levels of employees, patients, families, and vendors.
    • Ability to present information in one-on-one and small group situations to employees, patients, families, and vendors.
    • Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to long-term care.
    • Good understanding of medical terminology.
    • Excellent problem solving/analysis/judgment skills and high level of attention to detail and accuracy
    • Builds and maintains cooperative working relationships
    • Must possess the willingness to work harmoniously with professional and non-professional personnel.
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, supervisors, County employees, elected officials, law enforcement, other agencies, and the public.
    • Resourceful, dependable and accountable
    • Able to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays.CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONSMust possess a current and active RRT or CRT certification to practice in this state.Summit LTC is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.PI200058285

Keywords: Summit LTC, Shreveport , Respiratory Therapist - RT, Healthcare , San Augustine, Louisiana

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