Registered Respiratory Therapist, Nights, PRN

Allied Health Professionals Lawrence, Kansas


Description

  1. JOB SUMMARY
    The Registered Respiratory Therapist treats people with disorders affecting the cardiopulmonary system such as asthma, emphysema, pneumonia, cardiovascular disorders and trauma.  This position provides care and life support to patients in the emergency room, intensive care units and general hospital areas as we as specialty areas.

    II. ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
  1. Works closely with physicians, nurses and other associates to develop a plan of care for patients with acute and/or chronic cardiopulmonary disorders.
  2. Effectively and efficiently diagnose and administer respiratory therapy modalities and medications for breathing disorders.
  3. Interview patients, perform chest exams and analyze tissue specimens.
  4. Manage ventilators and artificial airway devices for patients who can’t breathe normally on their own.
  5. Trained in labor and delivery and participate in C-sections and normal deliveries as needed.
  6. Plays a prominent role in responding to Code Blue or other urgent calls for care.
  7. Performs care according to the population served on the unit as referenced in the Administrative, Scope of Services Policy.
  8. Performs other duties as needed or assigned.

III. JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Required:

  • Graduate of an approved respiratory therapy program
  • Nationally Registered Respiratory Therapist
  • Currently licensed by the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts
  • Current BLS certification

Preferred

  • ACLS, PALS and NRP certification
  1. BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS (common to all positions)
  • Patient 1st – We consider the patient first in everything we do.
  • Better Together – We are part of the LMH team that works together to achieve excellence.
  • Speak Up – We embrace a transparent culture of open, respectful communication where ideas are valued and solutions are created.
  • Innovate! – We actively explore new ideas and approach change with agility and an open mind.
  • Own It/Solve It – We hold ourselves accountable for our actions and we collaborate for solutions.
  • In Joy – We create a workplace that is both fun and meaningful.

At LMH Health we value inclusion and diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage all to apply.  Employment is decided on the basis of experience and qualifications that meet the business need.