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Respiratory Therapist - RRT / CRT

Piedmont Healthcare | Charleston, SC, US, 29408

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Competitive Sign On Bonus Piedmont Healthcare has immediate openings across Georgia in 15 hospitals and more than 600 urgent care, quick care and physician practice locations. Piedmont's promise is to make a positive difference in every life we touch. Founded in 1905, Piedmont Healthcare is a private, not-for-profit organization with more than 23,000 employees providing safe, convenient and high-quality care. Are you looking to grow your career with an Award-winning Healthcare System? Come join the Piedmont Family. JOB PURPOSE: Performing patient assessments, general respiratory care procedures and protocols, critical care procedures in adult care areas, blood gas analysis, maintenance and management of all equipment and patient education. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: • Performs basic patient assessments. • Performs advanced patient assessments. • Ensures documentation. • Administers medication. • Proficient in arterial blood gas/ co-oximetry, interpreting and reporting of results. • Inserts, maintains, and documents arterial lines per protocol. • Ensures basic airway management and clearance. • Ensures advanced airway management and clearance. • Initiates, monitors and manages invasive mechanical ventilation. • Initiates, monitors and manages non-invasive positive pressure ventilation. • Performs special procedures. • Safeguards patient care equipment and maintains fiscal responsibility • Contributes to quality and outcomes. • Functions as preceptor Job Qualification MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED: Associates Degree in Respiratory Therapy Sciences MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: None. MINIMUM LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED BY LAW: Credentialed by the National Board for Respiratory Care as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) and Licensed by the State of Georgia under the Composite State Board of Medical Examiners. ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Current certifications in BCLS, ACLS. Must be actively practicing and maintaining all required competencies. One (1) year of experience in performing professional respiratory duties preferred. IND123
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