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Respiratory Therapist (CRT or RRT) Part-Time (Sign-on Bonus) $15,000

Company: Porter Hospital
Location: Valparaiso
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Respiratory Therapist (CRT or RRT) Part-Time (Sign-on Bonus)Who are we?Northwest Health - Porter includes two hospital campuses as well as outpatient facilities serving Northwest Indiana. We endeavor to provide you and your family with appropriate and safe care in a friendly, welcoming environment.As a healthcare provider committed to quality and compassionate care, Northwest Health - Porter emphasizes patient experience, quality outcomes, and respect for the dignity and comfort of our patients and their visiting family members.The Respiratory Care Clinician Level 1 is under the immediate supervision of the Respiratory Care Supervisor. The day-to-day operations are under the guidance of the Respiratory Care Clinician III. The Level 1 therapist is responsible for administering routine and critical respiratory care to hospital patients.Actively demonstrates the organization's mission and core values, and conducts oneself at all times in a manner consistent with these values.Knows and adheres to all laws and regulations pertaining to patient health, safety, and medical information.Reads and interprets physicians' orders to determine treatment requirements including type and duration of therapy, medication, dosages, and ventilator settings.Confers with patients and/or family members to obtain pertinent patient information during assessment including the history of respiratory problems, current medication, patient pulse rate, and the like. Reviews patients' charts to obtain the blood-gas reports and other pertinent information.Explains treatment procedures to patient and/ or family members to alleviate fears and elicit cooperation.Checks equipment for proper set-up, functioning, and settings, and verifies physicians' orders before initiating procedures and treatments.Prepares medications according to prescription/order and adds to device.Observes patients during therapy, instructs patient in breathing pattern, and reports any abnormalities to the physician. Documents treatment activities and results in the patient record (i.e. treatment type, medication, HR, PR, BS, cough, and so on).Monitors patients on continuous ventilation including maintenance of airway patency, suctioning, and documents in such during scheduled vent checks. When indicated, wean patients from mechanical ventilation according to established protocols.Performs other duties consistent with the purpose of the job as directed.Experience: Minimum of six months to one year of progressively more responsible experience providing broad scope nuclear medicine services preferred.Education:Graduate of an AMA accredited program.Licensure: Currently holding a License in Respiratory Therapy from the State of Indiana. Must hold minimum CRT credential from the National Board of Respiratory Care.Experience: Experience desired in Critical Care, NICU, Open Heart Recovery, and Bronchoscopy.Equal Employment OpportunityNorthwest Health is an equal opportunity employer and committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status.For questions about your job application or this site please contact Ryan atryan_kiner@chs.net

Keywords: Porter Hospital, Gary , Respiratory Therapist (CRT or RRT) Part-Time (Sign-on Bonus) $15,000, Healthcare , Valparaiso, Indiana

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