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Registered Respiratory Therapist - PRN

Job Description

Rutherford Regional Health System

Assess, treat, and care for patients with breathing disorders. Assume primary responsibility for all respiratory care modalities, including the supervision of respiratory therapy students. Initiate and conduct therapeutic procedures; maintain patient records; and select, assemble, check, and operate equipment. Respiratory Therapists assigned to the pulmonary functions lab, responsible for performing diagnostic cardiopulmonary evaluations and respiratory therapy treatments designed to care for patients with deficiencies and dysfunctions of the cardiopulmonary system. The Pulmonary function technologists  primarily perform diagnostic tests. These tests can include spirometry, diffusion testing, lung volumes, airway resistance, respiratory muscle forces, bronchial provocation testing, assisting with bronchoscopy, CPX testing and other tests that a doctor orders. They must also be able to calibrate, clean and maintain diagnostic equipment and recognize when equipment malfunctions.

Job Requirements

Minimum Education
Associate’s Degree in Respiratory Care required.
Bachelor's Degree in Respiratory Care preferred.
Required Skills
Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
Certifications:
Basic Life Support (BLS) required
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) (within 3 months of date of hire or transfer)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) (within 3 months of date of hire or transfer)
NRP (within 3 months of date of hire or transfer)

Licenses: Requires current North Carolina Respiratory Care Practitioner license (RCP)
Minimum Work Experience
1-3 years experience as a RRT preferred.
LifePoint Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans’ status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Job Snapshot

Location US-NC-Rutherfordton
Employment Type Per Diem
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type Health Care
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Rutherford Regional Health System

Rutherford Regional Medical Center is a 143-bed acute care facility which offers a broad array of inpatient and outpatient care. Rutherford Regional is dedicated to providing patients with a full range of services to meet your healthcare needs. We provide our services in a caring, professional environment through the teamwork of our medical staff and employees. Learn More

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Rutherford Regional Health System
Company:
US-NC-Rutherfordton
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Per Diem
Employment Type:
Year
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N/A
Pay Rate:
Health Care
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Job Description

Rutherford Regional Health System

Assess, treat, and care for patients with breathing disorders. Assume primary responsibility for all respiratory care modalities, including the supervision of respiratory therapy students. Initiate and conduct therapeutic procedures; maintain patient records; and select, assemble, check, and operate equipment. Respiratory Therapists assigned to the pulmonary functions lab, responsible for performing diagnostic cardiopulmonary evaluations and respiratory therapy treatments designed to care for patients with deficiencies and dysfunctions of the cardiopulmonary system. The Pulmonary function technologists  primarily perform diagnostic tests. These tests can include spirometry, diffusion testing, lung volumes, airway resistance, respiratory muscle forces, bronchial provocation testing, assisting with bronchoscopy, CPX testing and other tests that a doctor orders. They must also be able to calibrate, clean and maintain diagnostic equipment and recognize when equipment malfunctions.

Job Requirements

Minimum Education
Associate’s Degree in Respiratory Care required.
Bachelor's Degree in Respiratory Care preferred.
Required Skills
Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
Certifications:
Basic Life Support (BLS) required
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) (within 3 months of date of hire or transfer)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) (within 3 months of date of hire or transfer)
NRP (within 3 months of date of hire or transfer)

Licenses: Requires current North Carolina Respiratory Care Practitioner license (RCP)
Minimum Work Experience
1-3 years experience as a RRT preferred.
LifePoint Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans’ status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
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