New Graduate Respiratory Therapist (RT)

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Full Time Regular
400 SE 4th Street
Evansville, IN 47713
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Job Description

Critical Illness Recovery Hospital

New Graduate Respiratory Therapist (RT)

Full-time 12 hour shift

 

Develop your career as a clinician with the ability to deal with the most complex respiratory issues. Select Specialty Hospitals care for patients who are critically ill and need extended acute hospitalization for their recoveries. We are currently seeking Licensed Newly Graduated Respiratory Therapists (RT) to join our team. We offer a 13 week orientation for new graduates, training, an exceptional employee experience, an environment dedicated to safety and quality, ongoing educational and skill-building resources and advancement opportunities.

Why work for Select Specialty/Regency Hospital?

  • The opportunity to build a career with an established, highly successful organization in a caring and compassionate environment.
  • Develop specialized skills to manage chronically critically ill patients.
  • Work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team, consisting of critical care nurses, physical and occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, and physicians to assist patients to regain their ability to function independently.
  • Develop relationships with patients and their families.

Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Licensed Respiratory Therapist the newly graduated respiratory therapist performs procedures, collects and documents demographic and patient data as follows:

  • Conducts physician-prescribed treatments of a routine nature operating various respiratory equipment, various oxygen and aerosol devices, and various nebulizer devices in order to administer prescribed medications, humidification and oxygenation to the patient.
  • Performs chest physiotherapy by operating various equipment to promote secretion clearance.
  • Performs suctioning of the patient by various methods (oropharyngeal, nasal and tracheal).
  • Performs oximetry and capnography monitoring according to policy.
  • Assists with procedures relating to respiratory care according to policy (i.e. Bronchoscopy, Perc Trachs, Chest Tube placement, etc.).
  • Performs tracheostomy care according to policy, including insertion and removal of tracheostomy tubes.
  • For hospitals with moderate complexity labs: Follows all policies and procedures related to laboratory testing including specimen handling, use of equipment, documentation, and reporting of results, quality controls and maintenance to include: Pre-analytic, Analytic, and Post-analytic phases of testing.
  • Performs set-up & self-test on all ventilatory equipment as required and operates, maintains and monitors mechanical ventilation on various types of equipment.

 

Qualifications

To be successful you must have:

Under the direct supervision of the Licensed Respiratory Therapist the newly graduated Respiratory therapist performs procedures, collects and documents demographic and patient data as follows:

  • Conducts physician-prescribed treatments of a routine nature operating various respiratory equipment, various oxygen and aerosol devices, and various nebulizer devices in order to administer prescribed medications, humidification and oxygenation to the patient.
  • Performs chest physiotherapy by operating various equipment to promote secretion clearance.
  • Performs suctioning of the patient by various methods (oropharyngeal, nasal and tracheal).
  • Performs oximetry and capnography monitoring according to policy.
  • Assists with procedures relating to respiratory care according to policy (i.e. Bronchoscopy, Perc Trachs, Chest Tube placement, etc.).
  • Performs tracheostomy care according to policy, including insertion and removal of tracheostomy tubes.
  • For hospitals with moderate complexity labs: Follows all policies and procedures related to laboratory testing including specimen handling, use of equipment, documentation, and reporting of results, quality controls and maintenance to include: Pre-analytic, Analytic, and Post-analytic phases of testing.
  • Performs set-up & self-test on all ventilatory equipment as required and operates, maintains and monitors mechanical ventilation on various types of equipment.

 

Additional Data

Benefits:

Excellent Orientation Program, Paid Time Off (PTO), Extended Illness Days (EID), Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance, Prescription Coverage, Life Insurance, Short- and Long-Term Disability, Continuing Education and Tuition Reimbursement, 401(k) Retirement Plan, Personal and Family Medical Leave, discounted membership to 9,500 gyms nationwide

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