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REGISTERED RESPIRATORY THERAPIST - CARDIOPULMONARY

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Job Description

Job Summary: Work Schedule: Nights
Performs assigned cardiopulmonary diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Provides care to inpatients and
outpatients of all ages. Documental all procedures performed in the patient medical record and in the departmental records.

Essential Job Functions:
The following is a summary of the essential functions of this job. The incumbent may perform other duties, both major and minor, that are not mentioned below; and specific functions may change from time to time. Maintains the departmental and hospital information systems. Functions as a team player. Takes responsibility for own continuing professional development. Performs all departmental procedures and therapies for which the employee is qualified. Demonstrates the ability to properly operate equipment needed to perform cardiopulmonary procedures and therapies. Possesses patient assessment skills. Maintain the safety of the patient.

Qualifications

Education and formal training:
Completion of AMA approved registered therapist level training program. Registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). North Carolina Respiratory Care Board (NCRCB) license.

Work Experience:
At least six months experience (includes clinical rotations for second year respiratory care student).

Knowledge, skills, and abilities required:
Knowledge of the practice and principles of respiratory care as demonstrated by completion of training program. For required skills and procedures, see the competency list defined for the job. Other abilities include: effective communication skills, both verbal and written; ability to work well with others, especially in stressful situations; basic keyboarding and computer skills.

Physical Requirements:
Meet employee health requirements. With assistance, can lift and support equipment, boxes of supplies and gas cylinders of an average of 150 pounds. Push/pull carts and cantered medical equipment and patients in wheel chairs or on gurneys. Climb stairs, up to four flights. Walking, standing, bending and leaning for prolonged periods in the provision of patient care. Visual acuity adequate for patient assessment, reading medical records and using computer CRT. Hearing adequate for hearing pages over hospital intercom and evaluation of breath sounds.

Primary Location: Lenoir, North Carolina, United States

Department: CALD-106174-Cardiopulmonary

Shift: Night Job

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