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Registered Respiratory Therapist (WAYNE LOCATION - Part Time Evenings)

Company: St. Joseph's Healthcare System
Location: Wayne
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

Overview

St. Joseph's Health is recognized for the expertise and compassion of its highly skilled and responsive staff. The combined efforts of the organization's outstanding physicians, superb nurses, and dedicated clinical and professional staff have made us one of the most highly respected healthcare organizations in the state, the largest employer in Passaic County, and one of the nation's "100 Best Places to Work in Health Care".

Job Overview

Under general supervision and according to established procedure specific to age and upon order of a physician provides respiratory care designed to stabilize, prevent or remedy patient respiratory problems. In doing so, arranges and operates a variety of oxygen and other therapeutic gas equipment in order to safely administer prescribed doses of medical gases and aerosolized drugs to patients. Checks equipment regularly for proper functioning and records data obtained during therapy and diagnostic testing in patient charts. Draws, analyzes, and reports ABGs (arterial blood gases) to physicians and nurses. Performs EKG's. Involved with adult ventilator weaning protocol and MDI (Metered Dose Inhaler) protocol. Participates in embracing excellence and relationship based care.

Qualifications

  • Work requires a graduate of an approved A.M.A. school for Respiratory Therapy.
  • Must hold a current NBRC (National Board for Respiratory Care) credential (Certified or Registered) and must have a current license issued by the New Jersey State Board of Respiratory Care.
  • Work requires the analytical ability to resolve problems that require the use of basic scientific, mathematical, or technical principles.
  • Must be able to explain clinical, technical and diagnostic procedures to patients and their families, comforting patients and their families, enforcing policies and regulations in difficult situations, or performing other duties requiring a comparable level of communication skill.
  • Work requires providing direct patient care to neonate, pediatric, adolescent, young adult, adult and geriatric patients.
  • Current and continued BLS (Basic Life Support) certification is required.

Effective January 2019, St. Joseph's Health requires certifications for Basic Life Support (BLS-AHA), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) to be granted through the American Heart Association.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Keywords: St. Joseph's Healthcare System, Wayne , Registered Respiratory Therapist (WAYNE LOCATION - Part Time Evenings), Other , Wayne, New Jersey

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