Community Health Systems Respiratory Therapist (Registered/Certified)-PRN-Day Shift in Jackson, Mississippi

Description

The Registered Respiratory Therapist is responsible for the administration of pharmacological, diagnostic, and therapeutic agents related to respiratory care procedures necessary to implement treatment, disease prevention, pulmonary rehabilitative, or diagnostic regimes prescribed by physicians. Duties include the transcription and implementation of the written or verbal orders of a physician pertaining to the practice of Respiratory Care, proper assessment, observation and monitoring of signs and symptoms, general behavior, and general physical response to Respiratory Care treatments and diagnostic testing. The Registered Respiratory Therapist will recommend and initiate appropriate respiratory care procedures and protocols based on observed abnormalities, implement changes in treatment pursuant to the written or verbal orders of a physician. The Registered Respiratory Therapist must have the ability to assess and initiate emergency procedures. Collaborates with other professional disciplines to ensure effective and efficient patient care deliver to achieve desired outcomes. The Registered Respiratory Therapist is responsible for all general respiratory care duties including but not limited to administration of aerosol therapy, arterial blood draws and analysis, ECG's, pulmonary function screening, oxygen administration, and incentive spirometry. Intensive care experience must include arterial line management, ventilator maintenance and troubleshooting, intubation and extubation of patients.

Qualifications

Education

Required

Associates or better

Licenses & Certifications

Required

C-AHA PALS

C-AHA NRP Neonat Resuscit

C-AHA ACLS

C-AHA BLS Basic Cardiac

Experience

Preferred

Acute Respiratory Therapy experience

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.