Respiratory Therapist - Gove County Medical Center

Job Description:

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintains knowledge of the various methods of oxygen delivery, including the necessary equipment.
  • Administers respiratory therapy treatments, understands the purpose of each and the possible side effects associated with each.
  • Documents all patient data on the patient’s medical record following completion of any service.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the differences in techniques and treatment modalities as performed on patients of varying ages, including neonate, pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients as well as the general patient population.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of oxygen and medication doses as they relate to patients of varying ages, including neonate, pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/healthcare errors.
  • Writes verbal orders in patient’s chart within 30 minutes of taking the order.
  • Places new and changed orders in the computer.
  • Charges for procedures.
  • Documents the procedure and medications given.
  • Instructs patients and family on the therapeutic procedures and/or exercises.
  • Understands and carries out infection control policies.
  • May oversee Respiratory Students.
  • Manages time and priorities effectively.
  • Strives to increase personal and departmental productivity by identifying and implementing new work procedures.
  • Checks orders received in the department with the chart before placing in the computer schedule.
  • Clarifies all unclear orders with ordering doctor.
  • Checks off yearly for all modalities in respiratory care.
  • This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary. 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Works in well lighted and ventilated areas.
  • Is subject to frequent interruptions.
  • Average amount of sitting, standing, and walking throughout the day.
  • Work with people under all conditions.
  • Meet and talk with a wide variety of employees, visitors, and patients.
  • Close visual work.
  • Subject to long irregular hours.
  • May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases.
  • Exposed to stress in dealing with all types of personnel/patient related issues.
  • Exposed to the risk of blood borne diseases.
  • Exposed to offensive odors or hazards of explosive gases.
  • Works in all patient care areas.
  • Exposure to patient elements.
  • Exposure to unpleasant elements such as accidents, illnesses and injuries.
  • Works under emergency situations.
  • Close interactions with most hospital departments.
  • Involved in community and civic health matters and/or projects as appropriate.

HOSPITAL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES:

  • Attend facility and department meetings.
  • Participate in fire and disaster drills.
  • Follow the department dress code.
  • Wear name badge so visible at all times while working.
  • Be to work on time and when scheduled.
  • Dependability.
  • Follow the time clock procedures (clock in and out properly).
  • Follow facility safety policies.
  • Follow infection control policies.
  • Follow facility confidentiality policy.
  • Follow facility HIPAA and Corporate Compliance policy.
  • Through approved workshops and in-services, improve skills and job knowledge.
  • Follow personnel policies as stated in the Employee Handbook.

INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Be aware of and cooperate with the mission of Gove County Medical Center.
  • Maintain good interpersonal relationships with personnel of other departments, public, physicians, patients/residents, and promote positive guest relations.
  • Demonstrate the ability and willingness to provide support to Department Managers, Supervisors, and coworkers in a team oriented manner.
  • Demonstrate a respectful and caring attitude through verbal and non-verbal behavior.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to contribute an effort to cross department boundaries to ensure quality and efficient service.

Job Title:

Respiratory Therapist

Location:

520 W. 5th Street; PO Box 129. Quinter, KS 67752

Salary/Pay:

TBD

Job Qualifications:

EXPERIENCE:

  • Passed AMA-approved Respiratory Care program.

KNOWLEDGE AND CRITICAL SKILLS/EXPERTISE:

  • Current Kansas Respiratory Therapist Licensure.
  • Graduate of an AMA-approved School of Respiratory Therapy.
  • All new graduates must pass the RRT within one (1) year of hire.
  • Current BLS certification.
  • Current ACLS certification.
  • Ability to communicate well with patients, employees, physicians, etc.
  • Ability to maintain good interpersonal relationships with peers, employees, patients, visitors, and medical personnel.
  • Must be able to handle confidential information successfully, per HIPAA regulations.
  • Ability to work with people under all conditions.
  • Ability to initiate and develop new programs and policies where efficiency and improvement demand it.
  • Ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant.
  • Ability to handle stress.
  • Ability to grasp new theories and principles.
  • Knowledge of medications, treatments, and their correct administration, based on age of the patient and his/her clinical condition.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Eye/hand, Eye/Foot, Hand/Foot coordination.
  • Normal eyesight, with or without corrective lenses.
  • Normal hearing, with or without hearing aides.
  • Motor coordination and manual dexterity.
  • The ability to bend, stoop, crawl, and kneel.
  • The ability to exert 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly.

How to Apply:

To Apply complete an application at https://secure.fasthealth.com/web_gcmc_ks/jobapps/job_app1.php?id=

Application Closing Date: March 30, 2019