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Respiratory Therapist - Ventilator Services

Company: Lincare Inc.
Location: Albany
Posted on: May 9, 2024

Job Description:

Offering $25.00 - $37.00 per hourThis employee is responsible for participating in the performance of the day-to-day activities of the Respiratory Care Department, including but not limited to therapy procedures, in service education, tracheotomy and ventilator management and weaning, as well as interdisciplinary care with both core and ancillary staff. This employee is also responsible for the completion of the therapist's duties both for general population of the facility, as well as home care when necessary.Performs any and or all duties of the respiratory care program as requiredAdheres to Policy and ProcedureAdheres to work scheduleAlso responsible for assisting in emergency coverage when the need arisesConsults with family members, physicians, and other health care professionals as appropriateTakes on active role in in-service education of employees as well as the communityAssist with Q.A. and other reports as requestedAssists with on call for company needsProvides updates consistently to supervisor for changes and patient statusParticipates in checking for safety, care, and cleaning of equipment and maintenance of the departmentKEY INTERFACESPatients & Patient familiesUnit Pulmonologist/Physician/Nurse PractitionerFacility staff (physical/speech/occupational therapy, social services, nursing, core care group)Regional Hospitals & Home care (referral sources)Respiratory Therapy Staff/PeersUnit ManagerREQUIRED CRITICAL BEHAVIORSWill need to cope with the demands of both patients and familiesWill need to maintain patient and employee confidentialityMust demonstrate professional demeanor and appearanceMust have ability to gain and maintain thorough knowledge of paperwork and apply policy and procedure appropriatelyRequirements:Troubleshoot/problem solve equipmentMake independent clinical decisionsMust have strong communication skills for coordination of careMust be sensitive to the physical and psychosocial needs of fragile patients and familiesMust be responsive to family, staff, and facility needsMust be able to function in stressful situationsMust be able to recognize and effectively communicate needs to managerMust adhere to policy and procedureMust participate in interdisciplinary team meetings, as well as all mandatory staff meetings and in-servicesexhibit team building and participation skillsWillingness to learn new techniques and applyEDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCEProof of Negative TB testing (either skin or negative Chest X-Ray)2 years of experience in ventilator management (either Acute or Home Care) preferred, but not requiredMust complete minimum of six hours of training per year in Infection Control and Blood Borne Pathogen, OSHA, safety issues, HIPAA, any new products of services, and any other issues necessary for job requirementsMust complete state required Continuing Education Credits for purpose of Respiratory Therapy LicensureHigh School Graduate (Diploma) or equivalentMust hold a valid driver's licenseCERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONSMust be a graduate of an approved AMA School for Respiratory CareCurrent State License requiredCredentialed by the NBRCCurrent BLS Certification

Keywords: Lincare Inc., Albany , Respiratory Therapist - Ventilator Services, Healthcare , Albany, New York

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