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Respiratory Therapist - PRN

Company: Noland Health Services
Location: Montgomery
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Summary of Duties

Administers respiratory therapy care and life support to patients with deficiencies and abnormalities of cardiopulmonary system, under supervision of physician and by prescription.

Essential Job Functions

* Organizes work schedule and schedules respiratory care for inpatients as ordered.
* Takes verbal orders from physicians regarding respiratory therapy treatment.
* Consults with physician in event of adverse reactions.
* Delivers CPT and breathing exercises.
* Performs sputum induction, NT suction, endotracheal suction, tracheostomy care, and monitors patients on continuous ventilation as prescribed by physician's orders according to established procedures.
* Performs pre and post analytical phases of the I-STAT blood gas procedures.
* Reads prescription, measures arterial blood gases, and reviews patient information to assess patient condition and determine requirements for treatment, such as type and duration of therapy, and medication and dosages.
* Determines most suitable method of administering inhalants, precautions to be observed, and modifications which may be needed that will be compatible with physician's orders.
* Sets up and operates devices, such as mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration per apparatus, environmental control systems, and aerosol generators.
* Operates equipment to ensure specified parameters of treatment, such as volume, gas concentration, humidity, and temperature, and to administer medicinal gases and aerosol drugs to patients.
* Monitors patient's physiological responses to therapy, such as vital signs, arterial blood gases, and blood chemistry changes.
* Observes equipment function and adjusts equipment to obtain optimum results to therapy.
* Inspects, tests, and cleans respiratory therapy equipment to ensure equipment is functioning safely and efficiently.
* Orders repairs when needed.
* Maintains proper working order of I-STAT machine by performing QC as required and reporting all errors or failures to supervisor.
* Acts in conjunction with supervisors to provide technical and clinical consultation to physicians, nurses, students, and Respiratory Therapy staff.
* Demonstrates respiratory care procedures to trainees and other health care personnel.
* Documents in patient's medical record pertinent identification and therapy information.
* Assists in transport of critically ill patients for diagnostic testing.


Graduate of an American Medical Association approved Respiratory Therapist Program and CRT/RRT credentialed by the National Board of Respiratory Care. Must have current Alabama Respiratory Therapy license.


Minimum of two (2) years experience preferred.

Physical Requirements for Essential Job Functions

* Must be able to transport and/or lift an object intermittently throughout the work day up to a maximum of 20 pounds.
* Must be able to walk, stand, and work for extended periods of time without relief.
* Must possess dexterity of arms, hands, and fingers bilaterally.
* Must be able to work with hands for up to 12 hours a day.
* Must be able to push/pull carts weighing up to 200 pounds.
* Must possess sight/hearing senses or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so the requirements of this position can be fully met.


Keywords: Noland Health Services, Montgomery , Respiratory Therapist - PRN, Healthcare , Montgomery, Alabama

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