Catholic Health Initiatives RESPIRATORY THERAPIST REG in LEXINGTON, Kentucky
RESPIRATORY THERAPIST REG
PRN Respiratory Therapist Registered for St Joseph East Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky
The Registered Respiratory Therapist is an (RRT) that
possesses working knowledge of respiratory care and has displayed age-specific
competence for all age groups serviced by the facility. The incumbent conducts
himself/herself in a professional manner and is courteous to patients,
physicians, visitors, members of the department and all other healthcare
personnel. The incumbent supports and contributes to departmental productivity
and organizational objectives by functioning as an integrated member of the
respiratory care team and performs services consistent with his/her scope of
licensure. The incumbent supports and exhibits behaviors consistent with the
organization’s mission and values in offering hope and healing to all.
Essential Key Job Responsibilities
Plans and administers non-medicated aerosoland humidity therapy.
Plans and administers oxygen therapy(including implementation of oxygen therapy protocol where appropriate.
Plans and administers aerosolized medicationand specialty gas therapy.
Plans and administers COPD care program.
Performs airway management.
Plans and administers incentive spirometry.
Cleans and reprocesses respiratory therapyequipment and stocks supplies for immediate use.
Plans and administers bronchial hygiene andperforms chest physiotherapy (including implementation of bronchial hygieneprotocol where appropriate).
Performs cardiopulmonary resuscitation andmanual ventilation during resuscitation attempts and aides in rapid responsecalls when appropriate.
Collects, analyzes and reports arterial bloodsamples.
Operates mechanical ventilators (invasive andnon-invasive) and manages ventilator settings and weaning per protocols andprovider orders.
Performs electrocardiography studies.
Performs bedside pulmonary function testing.
Performs overnight pulse oximetry.
When called upon to do so, serves as apreceptor to newly hired employees and/or respiratory therapy students.
When called upon to do so, serves in thecharge respiratory therapist role.
When called upon to do so, assists in researchprojects (as directed by departmental and facility leadership.
Provides patient, family, hospital staff andphysician education as appropriate.
Attend staff or hospital meetings as requiredand participates on committees as directed.
Performs other duties,within the scope of licensure, as assigned.
Required Education for Staff Job Levels
At a minimum, the incumbent shall have
received the equivalent of an Associate’s Degree in Cardiopulmonary Services
or Respiratory Care from an accredited respiratory therapy educational
Required Licensure andCertifications
incumbent shall be distinguished as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC); such distinction shall be
kept current (if applicable). Additionally, the incumbent shall hold an
active license as a Respiratory Care Practitioner from the Kentucky Board of
incumbent shall hold a current certificate from the American Heart
Association (AHA) in Basic Life Support or Basic Life Support for Healthcare
Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and
shall be skilled in interpersonal communication to the level that is
required to effectively interact with patients, visitors and members of the
healthcare team. The incumbent shall possess critical thinking skills
adequate to evaluate patient conditions and recommend appropriate
intervention (or to seek assistance when necessary). The incumbent shall
display time management skills that are sufficient to organize scheduled
tasks in a manner that ensures delivery of high quality respiratory care. At
a minimum, the incumbent shall communicate in English at the twelfth
grade level. Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the
English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job,
especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or
security. Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians,
family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service
focus and application of positive language principles. The incumbent shall
possess basic rationale in communicating therapeutic needs with patients, visitors
and members of the healthcare team. Ability to work independently; capable of
handling challenging / difficult procedures and patient care situations;
demonstrates sound judgment and executes above average clinical skills.
Exhibits strong interpersonal and team player skills with all levels of the
healthcare team and assures delivery of excellent customer service to all
patients, visitors, physicians and co-workers. Adapts to multiple ongoing
priorities with minimal supervision including, organizing work flow and
actively participating in problem-solving. Possesses basic computer
knowledge; operates multiple computer systems to include, Hospital /
Respiratory Information Systems and Office software to maintain patient and
One year experience as a Respiratory
Care Practitioner. It is desired that the incumbent hold a current
certificate from the AHA in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. If the incumbent
functions within the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, he/she shall hold a
current certificate from the AHA/American Academy of Pediatrics as a
Neonatal Resuscitation Program Provider.
MISSION & VISION
of Catholic Health Initiatives is to nurture the healing ministry of the
Church, supported by education and research.
Fidelity to the Gospel urges us to emphasize human dignity and social
justice as we create healthier communities.
Our Vision is to live up to our name as one CHI:
Catholic – Living our Mission and Core
Health – Improving the health of the
people and communities we serve;
Initiatives – Pioneering models and
systems of care to enhance care delivery.
Living the Core Values of CHI
REVERENCE : Respecting diverse viewpoints and working together to bring out thebest in everyone.
INTEGRITY : Being open and honest in all of our interactions.
COMPASSION : Caring for the whole person and the greater good of others.
EXCELLENCE : Doing our best work, providing quality care and service, andachieving our goals.
CHI Standardized Competencies
Takes full responsibility for the conduct andresults of own work. Holds self/ others accountable for goal attainment. Demonstratesan understanding of the link between one’s own job responsibilities andoverall organizational goals, priorities and needs.
- Adaptability / Flexibility
Understands and appreciates different andopposing perspectives on an issue. Adapts one’s approach as situations changeand accepts changes within one’s own job or the organization at large.
Takes appropriate independent action,addresses issues proactively, engages in problem solving, generates new ideasand solutions, seeks out new responsibilities and acts on opportunities forself-development.
- Integrity & Spirituality
Is open and honest in all interactions. Actswith moral wholeness, soundness and truthfulness.
Is attentive to detail and accuracy, iscommitted to error prevention, monitors, owns and acts on quality work. Looksfor and participates in opportunities for process improvements.
Learns and practices safety as a personalpriority in your work. Addresses potential safety concerns. Willing to addressunsafe behaviors in others. Commits to team safety.
- Service Excellence
Builds confidence, is committed to increasingsatisfaction, sets achievable expectations, assumes responsibility for solvingproblems, ensures commitments are met, solicits opinions and ideas andresponds to patients, coworkers, physicians, and all other stakeholders.Maintains pleasant and professional image.
Collaborates with others toachieve common goals. Listens, works to resolve conflicts, supports andupholds team decisions. Builds constructive relationships by appreciating andrespecting the diversity and contributions of others. Promotes an overallpositive team atmosphere.
Protected Health and other confidential Information
This job accesses, uses and discloses patient protected
health and other confidential information and will use and disclose patient
protected health and other confidential information:
Only as it applies to job functions
In amounts minimally necessary forintended purpose, and
In a confidential manner.
Job Clinical Support
Primary Location KENTUCKY-LEXINGTON-SAINT JOSEPH EAST
Daily Schedule 7am
Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 0
Weekends Required Occasional
Req ID: 2018-R0187331
We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.