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Respiratory Therapist - 5K sign-on for new grads; 10K for experienced

Location : Beckley WV 25801
Job Type : Direct
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : Will accept new grads
Required Education : Associate of Applied Science in Respiratory Care
Travel : No
Relocation : No
Job Industry : Healthcare - Health Services
Job Category : Respiratory

Job Description :

We have an exciting opportunity for a full-time Respiratory Therapist (Certified or Registered) to join an established facility in Beckley, WV.




$10,000 SIGN ON BONUS FOR 1 YEAR OF EXPERIENCE
$5,000 SIGN ON BONUS FOR NEW GRADS




As a Respiratory Therapist, you will be responsible for the following duties:



  • Required to deliver respiratory care services to patients in all areas of the hospital

  • Adapt to the particular area of duty assignment and perform special duties required by the assignment

  • Supervise and be responsible for the work of other respiratory care practitioners

  • May be assigned orientation and in-service education responsibilities

  • Carry out assigned duties and responsibilities according to policies and procedures approved by the MD for Cardiopulmonary Services with only minimal supervision and frequently make independent decisions

  • Measure lung capacity and analyze blood samples using a blood gas analyzer

  • Deliver & assess response to ordered therapy per plan of care

  • Monitor, record, and communicate patient condition as appropriate

  • Evaluate respiratory care policies and procedures based on patient outcomes, current research and best practices

  • Respond to codes and calls for emergent assistance

  • Assess patient condition and deliver appropriate treatment

  • Educate the patient and family about the patient's illness and provide information about community support groups and other resources

  • Monitor, receive, stock and distribute respiratory care supplies and medical gas cylinders

  • Maintain storage areas with required supply levels and equipment

  • Disassemble, clean and sterilize equipment

  • Perform preventative maintenance and calibration of machines


Required Qualifications :


  • Graduate of a Program in Discipline - Associate of Applied Science in Respiratory Care

  • Require critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action

  • BLS, ACLS, PALS NRP

  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) OR Certified

  • Licensed by the state of Virginia



Possess advanced knowledge of cardiopulmonary physiology and other sciences related to respiratory care and be able to demonstrate these to others. Demonstrated ability to use tact and judgment when dealing with physicians, nurses, other hospital employees, patients and patients' families. Demonstrate verbal ability to explain various procedures being performed to patients and patients' families.


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