IT’S SIMPLE. You want to work in a hospital setting where you are valued and appreciated – where you receive respect from your superiors and co-workers as well as the patients you treat.
You want to be challenged by your job without being overwhelmed by it. You want to play an instrumental role in helping a patient recover, sometimes against strong odds, and go home. What you want is Kindred Healthcare.
Our mission is to promote healing, provide hope, preserve dignity and produce value for each patient, resident, family member, customer, employee and shareholder we serve. Join us!
Administers respiratory therapy care and life support to patients with deficiencies and abnormalities of cardiopulmonary system, under supervision of Physician or Respiratory Therapist and by prescription.
Education: As required for attainment of Certification by the National Board of Respiratory Care.
– Current Certification by the National Board of Respiratory Care.
– Current licensure from state licensure agency.
– BLS Certification
– Must maintain currency of NBRC and BLS Certifications and State license
Provide vital therapy treatments and relief for residents suffering from respiratory illness. Keep accurate records of the treatment and the resident’s response.
Conduct physician-prescribed treatments of a routine nature
Perform chest physical therapy treatments which involve percussion, postural drainage or suctioning; perform airway management including trach tube changes, Passy-Muir Valve monitoring, and intubation or extubation; set up, operate and monitor ventilators
Record resident treatment, education and response to care
Submit accurate billing and documentation in accordance with RT protocol, Kindred policy and state/federal regulations
Conduct in-servicing and competency testing of nursing staff
Handle job responsibilities in accordance with the Company’s Code of Business Conduct, the Corporate Compliance Agreement, appropriate professional standards and applicable state/federal laws
The Therapist must have knowledge of medical terminology, respiratory protocols and RT intervention, and be able to react decisively in emergency situations.
We are looking for a graduate of an AMA-approved school for Respiratory Technology with state licensing as required.
Effective communication with residents, their families and at all levels of the organization is a must.
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