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Respiratory Therapist RRT or CRT PRN

Company: HCA Healthcare
Location: Blacksburg
Posted on: September 3, 2019

Job Description:

Description SHIFT: PRN SCHEDULE: PRN/Per Diem LewisGale Hospital Montgomery (LGHM) is located in the beautiful mountainous region of Virginia, in the backyard of the  Virginia Tech University   campus.  LGHM is a Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) hospital and is a 146-bed acute care facility. Most importantly, we hold a distinction for being a Magnet Facility and are recognized by the Joint Commission as a Top Performer. SPECIFIC ELEMENTS AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Administers all therapy modalities to all age groups per physicians orders. Is responsible for the initiation, operation, monitoring and weaning of patients with mechanical ventilators. Performs arterial puncture and blood gas analysis. Responds to all code blue situations for assigned areas. Assists in the transport of ventilator and critically ill patients. Participates in staffing needs. Checks all physician orders prior to therapy and gives thorough, accurate report to oncoming shift. Enters all patient contacts into Meditech. Participates in all areas of departmental duties, including assistance in new employee orientation and continuing education. Performs regular equipment rounds. Initiates and documents patient teaching including family and/or significant others.   Uses appropriate Patient Education documentation modality. Other duties as assigned. Qualifications EXPERIENCE: One year adult critical care experience. Strong clinical skills in mechanical ventilation, blood gas analysis and oximetry.(preferred) EDUCATION: Graduate of accredited program of Respiratory Therapy or equivalent (required) LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION: Current Virginia Respiratory Therapy license. Certified by the National Board of Respiratory Therapy.(required) American Heart Association Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) Healthcare Provider upon hire or within 90 days of employment.(required) American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) upon hire or within 180 days of employment (required) PALS, NRP, CPFT (preferred) HOURS: PRN (hours vary) Weekend & Holiday Requirements We are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Keywords: HCA Healthcare, Blacksburg , Respiratory Therapist RRT or CRT PRN, Other , Blacksburg, Virginia

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