Respiratory Therapist

Central Valley, CA

Posted: 02/12/2024 Industry: Respiratory Therapist Pay Rate: $40-$45

Job Description

•Graduate of an accredited program for respiratory therapy is required
•Registration or certification by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)
•Hold a current RCP license in the state of practice (or states that the location covers) if that state requires an RCP license to allow the practice of respiratory therapy
•Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
•Ability to multi-task effectively
•Ability to communicate effectively in person, on the phone and electronically
•Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs

Job Requirements

•Assists in the treatment and management of patients with clinical needs
•Provides instruction to patients and/or caregivers on the proper use of equipment and/or respiratory care procedures
•Ensures patients and/or caregivers can effectively operate and maintain equipment
•Performs clinical assessments and tests such as pulse oximetry, ETCO2, spirometry, and vital signs
•Responsible for routine patient follow-up contacts based on individual needs
•Operates various types of respiratory care equipment including but not limited to oxygen therapy, nebulization therapy, apnea monitoring, suctioning, PAP, invasive and non-invasive ventilation
•Inspects and tests equipment to ensure proper operating condition
•Prepares and maintains a record for each patient containing all pertinent information, care plans, physician prescriptions and follow-up documentation
•Consults with referring physician regarding patient treatment, medical condition, home environment, and Plan of Care
•Assist with patient scheduling as needed
•Performs other duties as required

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