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Facility: Avera St. Luke's Hospital
Department: Respiratory
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: Night Shift
Hours: 6:00pm to 6:30am
Job Details: License Required
Registration Required

Job Summary:     

§  In a patient care setting, the RRT will perform specific duties and responsibilities as outlined below. Under medical supervision, the individual will be required to deliver respiratory care  and cardiology services to patients from neonatal to geriatric age and in all areas of the hospital, both inpatient and outpatient.

§  Competency standards of performance that are required for that area to which the practitioner is assigned must be maintained as per policy.

§  The RRT may be required at times to supervise and be responsible for the work of other respiratory care practitioners and EKG technicians. The practitioner may be assigned to orientation and in-service education.                    

§  The RRT is responsible to the Respiratory Care/ Sleep Lab Manager. The practitioner works under the supervision of the Medical Director for Cardiopulmonary Services or other special Care areas and carries out assigned duties and responsibilities according to the policies, procedures, and standards approved by the Medical Director. This individual is expected to perform duties and responsibilities outlined below with minimal or minimal or indirect supervision and will be requires to make some independent decisions.

§  The RRT will be responsible for helping cover assigned shifts as well as possible call shifts. All benefit eligible employees will cover weekends, holidays, and call when necessary.

                   

Education:

The National Board must recognize the individual for Respiratory Care as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT). Graduation from an AMA-accredited educational program for

Respiratory Therapy is required. The individual must be able to meet licensure requirements in the State of South Dakota and maintain their license. Basic Cardiac Life Support training will be completed on a biyearly basis. It is strongly recommended that the individual also complete ACLS and PALS. Proper and complete orientation to the department and hospital policies and procedures is required. Competency standards must be met as required by department policy. The RRT is required to maintain the competency standards as set by the department and hospital including adult, pediatric, and neonatal age groups in the following areas: mechanical ventilation, Arterial Blood gas analysis and drawing, via puncture and arterial lines, Respiratory Home Care, CPAP/BiPAP, and all other procedures and policies outlined in the department manuals.The RRT must also become certified in CPI and remain current, ( if working night shift).  Must attend all Code Yellows when possible. 

 

Schedule

§  This position is a rotating shifts of Nights/Days position with days off rotating as well.

§  The RRT will be responsible for helping cover assigned shifts as well as possible call shifts. All benefit eligible employees will cover weekends, holidays, and call when necessary.

   



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