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Respiratory Care Practitioner - RRT

Company: SSM Health
Location: Saint Charles
Posted on: July 19, 2021

Job Description:

At SSM Health, we know the healing power of presence begins with compassionate employees like you. 

At SSM St. Joseph Hospital-St Charles, we have a Respiratory Care Practitioner opening on our Respiratory Therapy Unit. This position is scheduled for 36 hours per week as a night shift.

Our Respiratory Care Practitioners come from a diverse set of backgrounds, making SSM Health a great place both to share your own knowledge and, more broadly, to learn from your peers. 

In return, you can expect a work environment where: 

  • Employees feel valued, respected and free to express themselves; 
  • Each employee finds meaning in work, leveraging skills and talents toward a greater purpose; 
  • Teamwork and collaboration are encouraged, while management is supportive. 

If you listen and respond with great care… 

Then we’d love to learn more! Please fill out your application today. 

Provides evaluation of and care for respiratory therapy patients. Administers prescribed respiratory therapeutic services.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assesses patient for appropriate type and frequency of treatment and develops a plan of care based on diagnosis.
  • Responsible for providing respiratory care services in accordance with specific physician's orders, department policies and procedures and guidelines.
  • Implements and monitors patient care plan and equipment. Monitors, records and communicates patient condition. Performs advanced respiratory care modalities.
  • Evaluates respiratory practice, administration of medications, and treatment based on patient outcome.
  • Educates the patient and family about the health condition and provides information about community support groups and other available programs.
  • Assists with care, calibration and maintenance of all equipment. Participates in maintaining departmental inventory levels for supplies and equipment. Processes equipment per established cleaning/sterilization procedures.
  • Responds to Medical Emergencies and Rapid Responses.
  • Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


EDUCATION

  • Associate's degree or equivalent years of experience and education.


EXPERIENCE

  • No experience required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Constant use of speech to share information through oral communication.
  • Constant standing and walking.
  • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.
  • Frequent sitting, reaching and keyboard use/data entry.
  • Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.
  • Frequent use of smell to detect/recognize odors.
  • Frequent use of hearing to receive oral communication, distinguish body sounds and/or hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.
  • Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.
  • Occasional lifting/moving of patients.
  • Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting, gripping and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.
  • Occasional driving.
  • Rare crawling and running.

Keywords: SSM Health, Saint Charles , Respiratory Care Practitioner - RRT, Other , Saint Charles, Missouri

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