STAFF RESPIRATORY THERAPIST

Date Opened: 2023-12-18

Do you strive to continually exceed expectations?

Do you demonstrate respect and concern for all individuals?

Are you willing to care for our community with honest, positive, and ethical behavior?

If yes, you might be the team member we are looking for!

At Chadron Community Hospital, we are driven by our Mission Statement, “Provide and support health care and community service programs of excellence in the communities we serve”.


Respiratory Therapist

 

Full-time, 30-40 hours/week, Hourly, Benefited position, on-call required.

Job Summary:

The Respiratory Therapist possesses sufficient training and experience to perform respiratory care procedures, as prescribed, without supervision in accordance with department policies and approved procedures. May also be called upon for making suggestions in matters of pulmonary care.  Will share in the clinical evaluation of care, including the establishment of therapeutic objectives and review of care. 

  • PATIENT POPULATION SERVED
    • Patients served at Chadron Community Hospital and Health Services (CCH) includes infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric.
  • PRIMARY JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Therapeutic Gases
      • Administer oxygen via cannula, oxy mask, non-rebreathing mask, infant hood and oxygen tanks.
  • Aerosol and Humidity Therapy
    • Administer prescribed medications via inhalation.
    • Induce sputum specimen from patient for lab work.
    • Administer high humidity therapy including hand held nebulizers.
  • Providing Pulmonary Ventilation
    • Instruct patient with Incentive Spirometry, Acapella
    • Administer bronchial drainage and chest physiotherapy as outline in department procedures.
    • Establishes, maintains, monitors, and evaluates intermittent or continuous ventilatory support, including BiLevel ventilation, CPAP, Heated High Flow Nasal Cannula and may share in decisions affecting ventilation based on clinical findings.
    • Participates in cardiopulmonary resuscitations (CPR). Responds to “STAT” codes.
    • Performs airway care, including tracheobronchial aspiration and other procedures aimed at establishing and/or maintaining natural and artificial airways as outlined in department policies and procedures.
    • Performs pulmonary function testing.
  • General Tasks
    • Performs regular equipment maintenance preparation and cleaning.
    • Documents all prescribed treatments and progress in the patient’s chart.
    • Performs EKG’s, stress tests, Nuclear Medicine Stress tests and Holter Monitors.

Education: 

  • Graduate of accredited Respiratory Care Program.

Licensure:               

  • Licensed as Respiratory Care Practitioner of Nebraska without restrictions

Experience:

  • Minimum 1 year of respiratory care in general/acute hospital

Certification Requirement:

  • BLS, ACLS, PALS, NRP certification

 

For full job description, please contact Human Resources. 


We would like to welcome you to our team! We would like to welcome you to our team! Excellent benefit package, employee benevolent fund and employee recognition program. For more information regarding benefit information, please contact Human Resources.

Pre-employment drug screen and background check upon conditional job offer required.

 

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