Respiratory Care Practitioner - RRT
Company: Dean Health
Posted on: September 24, 2022
Provides evaluation of and care for respiratory therapy
patients. Administers prescribed respiratory therapeutic
* Assesses patient for appropriate type and frequency of treatment
and develops a plan of care based on diagnosis.
* Responsible for providing respiratory care services in accordance
with specific physician's orders, department policies and
procedures and guidelines.
* Implements and monitors patient care plan and equipment.
Monitors, records and communicates patient condition. Performs
advanced respiratory care modalities.
* Evaluates respiratory practice, administration of medications,
and treatment based on patient outcome.
* Educates the patient and family about the health condition and
provides information about community support groups and other
* Assists with care, calibration and maintenance of all equipment.
Participates in maintaining departmental inventory levels for
supplies and equipment. Processes equipment per established
* Responds to Medical Emergencies and Rapid Responses.
* Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
* Performs other duties as assigned.
* Associate's degree or equivalent years of experience and
* No experience required.
* Constant use of speech to share information through oral
* Constant standing and walking.
* Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing
* Frequent sitting, reaching and keyboard use/data entry.
* Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near
(20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and
* Frequent use of smell to detect/recognize odors.
* Frequent use of hearing to receive oral communication,
distinguish body sounds and/or hear alarms, malfunctioning
* Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing
* Occasional lifting/moving of patients.
* Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting,
gripping and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.
* Occasional driving.
* Rare crawling and running.
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