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Registered Respiratory Therapist

Company: Highland General Hospital
Location: Oakland
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Job Description:

SUMMARY: Under general direction, the Registered Respiratory Therapist is an advanced practitioner level professional health care provider who assumes responsibility and accountability for the delivery of Respiratory Care services to neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients within a given scope of time. Performs related duties as required. DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification, however, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual in the classification. 1. Attend staff meetings, in-services and remain current on all departmental communications. 2. Communicate contraindications or change in therapy to the appropriate personnel. 3. Completes all procedures assigned during work shift. 4. Coordinates and organizes workload to achieve maximum productivity and efficiency. 5. Establishes priorities for patient care based on essential patient needs. 6. Evaluates effectiveness of care within the scope of Respiratory Care Services. 7. Maintain good communication with co-workers, supervisor, Medical center patients and visitors in a constructive and effective manner. 8. Must be able to perform in the Lead Therapist role as needed, in the absence of the Senior Therapist or Supervisor, or as requested. 9. Observe the Medical Center uniform dress code and always wears the identification badge. 10. Participate as a team member within the Respiratory Care Services Department and AHS. 11. Perform clinical assessments / data collection in an ongoing and systematic manner focusing on the patient's physiologic / subjective status, as well as response to therapy. 12. Perform duties independently, using profession-based judgment and decision-making. Qualifications Education: Successful completion of AMA approved school of Respiratory Care. Minimum Experience: Demonstrated proficiency of the field of Respiratory Care. Required Licenses/Certifications: ACLS - Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification - issued by AHA - American Heart Association. Required Licenses/Certifications: BLS - Basic Life Support Certification - issued by AHA-American Heart Association. Required Licenses/Certifications: Current license by the Respiratory Care Examining Committee of the State of California. Required Licenses/Certifications: NRP - Neonatal Resuscitation Program Certification- AHA American Heart Association (required per unit/department specialty according to patient care policies). Required Licenses/Certifications: PALS - Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification- AHA American Heart Association (Required for Emergency Department or if overseeing or providing pediatric care on a regular basis). Required Licenses/Certifications: Registry level credentialing with the NBRC. Respiratory Therapists working in the Pulmonary Function Lab require successful completion of the Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist Exam.

Keywords: Highland General Hospital, Oakland , Registered Respiratory Therapist, Healthcare , Oakland, California

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