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Job SummaryThis position performs duties necessary to treat patients in accordance with the physician's order and departmental policy. Works independently in all acute and critical care settings. Consults with physicians and other personnel and makes recommendations on treatment as appropriate. Must possess skills necessary to treat patients of all ages to include infants, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients. All team members are expected to be knowledgeable and compliant with Prisma Health values of compassion, dignity, excellence, integrity, and teamwork.
Acts independently to perform respiratory therapy general and critical care procedures in accordance with the physician's order, departmental policy, and Respiratory Care guidelines or protocols. - 30%
Able to obtain blood gasses from all sites. Analyzes and reports results accurately. – 10%
Able to initiate, monitor and manage patients requiring all types of invasive and non-invasive mechanical ventilation. - 20%
Able to initiate and manage all types of airways and associated equipment. - 10%
Accurately and completely documents and charges for all respiratory care procedures and tasks and provides patient and family education as appropriate. - 10%
Effectively communicates with all members of the healthcare team to include students and nurse shadows. Provides an accurate and complete report. Makes recommendations as appropriate. Communicates well with supervisors, coordinators, or those acting in lieu of the above. – 10%
Adheres to infection control and quality initiatives. Performs appropriate cleaning/disinfection and sterilization of equipment between patients as indicated by equipment type and isolation status. - 10%
Acts as a good steward of resources, including supplies, time/productivity, etc – 10%
Associate's Degree - Graduate of a Respiratory Care Program by an accredited school
Required Certifications, Registrations, Licenses
South Carolina Respiratory Care Practitioner license
Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
NBRC (credentials must be maintained)
Other certifications dependent on work unit : NRP, PALS, ACLS, NPS
ACLS required within the first year for adult care areas
NRP and PALS required in the Children's Hospital prior to working independently in the NICU and PICU
Work ShiftNight (United States of America)
Facility1510 Richland Hospital
Department15107143 Childrens Hospital-Respiratory
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