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Commonwealth Health Corporation Certified Respiratory Therapist in Franklin, Kentucky

  • Position Summary

  • Performs respiratory therapy services as prescribed by the ordering physician. Provides direct and indirectpatient care service by assisting, supporting and following established protocols, processes and procedures within the department as defined and/or mandated by State and Federal law.

  • Minimum Qualifications

  • Work Experience

  • None

  • Education

  • Graduate of a Respiratory Care program.

  • Certifications/Licensure

  • Certified by the Kentucky Board of Respiratory Care – Mandatory Certification (Active) required.

  • Certified by the National Board of Respiratory Care as a Certified Respiratory Therapist required.

  • Job Specific Performance Standards

  • The duties listed below are a summary of the major essential functions of this position. The position may require other duties, both major and minor, that are not mentioned, and specific functions may change from time to time.

  • Administers respiratory therapy treatments, understands the purpose of each and the possible side effects associated with each.

  • Analyzes and problem solves critical situations.

  • Responsible for setting up and monitoring mechanical ventilators and the associated critical care duties required for such treatment such as airway management and tracheal suctioning.

  • Processes, cleans, changes and sterilizes equipment as defined by departmental policies.

  • Troubleshoots and performs routine procedures using respiratory equipment.

  • Utilizes different respiratory modalities to dispense inhalation medications in the treatment of disease and/or illness.

  • Performs arterial blood gas testing and analysis as required by JCAHO / CLIA requirements.

  • Records patient care procedures as defined by organizational and hospital policies.

  • Participates in the orientation of new employees and students.

  • Consults and assists in emergency situations.

  • Maintains the condition of assigned areas in a clean and orderly fashion.

  • Performs invasive and non-invasive mechanical ventilation.

  • Attends in-services on new equipment to learn any new procedures. Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.

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