Renown Health Clinical Respiratory Therapist in Reno, Nevada

Clinical Respiratory Therapist

Requisition id: 143234

Department: 200241 Respiratory Care Svcs

Facility: Renown Regional Medical Center

Schedule: Per Diem – Non Benefited, varies

Shift: Day

Category: Allied Health

Location: Reno,NV

Position PurposeUnder the supervision of the Respiratory Care Supervisor and or the charge, the Clinical Respiratory Therapist performs respiratory therapy procedures per protocol and those ordered by physicians to improve the cardiopulmonary conditions of patients from newborn to geriatric ages. Clinical Respiratory Therapist’s primarily work with those patients in the critical care units, adult general care, and pediatric general care, and may provide respiratory care at a secondary care sites consistent with the mission and obligations of Renown Health.Nature and ScopeThis position is expected to integrate the respiratory care of the patient with other care providers to achieve desired results. They are responsible for the proper documentation of all patient records and department logs. In addition, they are responsible for keeping abreast of technological advances in applicable areas and are well versed in appropriate clinical applications.

The Clinical Respiratory Therapist is accountable for the assessment, planning, implementation of care, and evaluation of Neonatal, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric patients and families. They must demonstrate the ability to work with patient’s physical, motor/sensory adaptation, cognitive and psychosocial needs specific to the population being served, and meet standards of quality as measured by the Unit/Department age specific competencies.

‘Respiratory Care’ means the treatment, management, diagnostic testing, control and care of persons with deficiencies and abnormalities associated with the cardiopulmonary system. The Clinical Respiratory Therapist has the authority to perform and evaluate respiratory care, initiate CPR, contact physicians, and perform all activities as assigned.

Continuous comprehensive mental effort is required to provide optimal safe patient care and the same mental effort is required when interacting with internal and external contacts, exercising judgments, and making decisions.The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.

This position does provide direct patient care. Disclaimer The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.Minimum QualificationsRequirements – Required and/or PreferredNameDescriptionEducation: Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing and speaking English. Experience: 200241, 400241Minimum 2 years experience of full-time Respiratory Care in a critical care setting.

410241, 400281Minimum 2 years of full-time Respiratory Care experience License(s): Ability to obtain and maintain a State of Nevada Board of Medical Examiners Respiratory Care Practitioner License. Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential from the National Board of Respiratory Care required. Certification(s): 200241, 400241Current AHA BLS certification required.AHA ACLS required before end of introductory period, and ongoing thereafter.PALS required before end of introductory period, and ongoing thereafter.

410241, 400281Current AHA BLS certification required.ACLS required before end of introductory period, and ongoing thereafter. Computer / Typing: Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computers skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.

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