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Emory: Respiratory Therapist, Sr, Full Time, 6: 45a - 7: 15p

Company: Emory
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:

Job Description:Description JOB DESCRIPTION: * Provides respiratory care to patients in acute, chronic, and emergency situations within established organizational guidelines. * May supervise staff, direct the workflow, and assist in developing work schedules. * Coordinates the use and maintenance of specialized equipment and evaluates treatment modalities for appropriateness. * Performs other related duties as required. * Equipment and Supplies: Selects, assembles, and checks respiratory care equipment for proper function, operation, and cleanliness; performs minor repairs to correct malfunctions. * Coordinates the use of specialized equipment to ensure its proper placement and availability. * Schedules equipment and makes daily checks of oxygen, compressed air and vacuum line pressures. * Reviews patient/ventilator adjustment decisions and equipment applications for appropriateness. * Evaluates equipment and makes purchasing recommendations. * Management/Supervision: Administers and communicates policies, procedures and related forms in accordance with state, federal, and organizational guidelines. * May supervise staff and manage employee performance. * Provides on-going performance feedback, addresses problems, orients and trains employees, verifies competency and identifies and suggests ways to develop skills. * Monitors workflow. May assist in developing staff work schedules to ensure adequate coverage; maintains records pertaining to approved leave requests for accurate coordination. * Professional Development: Works with manager to formulate plan for professional development. * Attends educational in-services as appropriate. * Participates in professional activities and organizations to maintain knowledge of current trends, practices, and developments. * Reporting/Data Management: Accurately and completely documents respiratory care by following the established charting procedure to show the patient's progress or any changes in the patient's condition. * Safety, Security and Health: Practices universal and/or specialized precautions in the daily cleaning and sterilization of work surfaces, equipment, and instruments. * Staff Resource: May conduct in-service educational programs relating to respiratory care issues and provide staff members with training and continuing education on an on-going basis. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: * Registered as a Respiratory Therapist by the National Board for Respiratory Care. * Two years' experience in Respiratory Care. * Licensed as a Respiratory Care Professional (RCP) by the state of Georgia. * Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification in accordance with the American Heart Association required. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: (Medium) 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks. ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock, Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation, Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

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