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Olathe Medical Center Respiratory Therapist RRT in Olathe, Kansas

Olathe Health is looking for dedicated and caring professionals to join our system! If you enjoy an environment of team oriented patient care and an excellent staff of co-workers, you have found the right place! Olathe Medical Center, Inc, a 300-bed general acute care facility is currently looking for a Registered Respiratory Therapist to join our team.

If you are committed to helping improve the health of our communities in an environment of trust and collaboration, you are welcome to apply online: www.olathehealth.org/Careers

Position Description: The Registered Respiratory Therapist performs respiratory care interventions in accordance with the standards established by the American Association of Respiratory Care Clinical Practice Guidelines and OMC Respiratory Care Policy. Under the supervision of the Director/Supervisor and upon a physician's order, the Registered Respiratory Therapist assesses the cardiopulmonary status of patients of all ages (neonate through geriatric) and provides various types of respiratory diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, based on individual patient needs. An integral function of this position is providing patient education to enhance wellness.

Education:

Minimum - 2 Year / Associate Degree - Respiratory Therapy in an accredited college or university Preferred - 4 Year / Bachelors Degree - Respiratory Therapy, Math, or Science Field

Experience:

Minimum - Graduate from an accredited Respiratory Therapy Program who has obtained the RRT credential Preferred - 1 - 3 Years - Working as an RRT in a hospital setting Preferred - 3 - 5 Years - Working as an RRT in a hospital setting; experience in adult critical care, neonatal care and emergency department patient care

Skills:

Minimum - Analytical - Able to assess complicated patient care scenarios including subjective assessment and objective evaluation of a variety of data made available from monitors and test results Minimum - Ability to Multi Task and Prioritize - Able to assess the cardiopulmonary status of patients of all ages (neonate through geriatric) and provide various types of respiratory diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, based on individual patient needs Minimum - Ability to provide expert respiratory assistance in critical/emergent situations involving life support decisions and actions Preferred - Computer Systems (specify) - Specifically Cerner clinical software, Siemens RapidComm Blood Gas Lab software and Microsoft Office

Licenses/Certifications:

Minimum - Respiratory Therapy Licensure by the state of Kansas - Upon Hire Minimum - Healthcare Provider CPR – (American Heart Association or American Red Cross ONLY) - Upon Hire Minimum - Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) - Upon Hire Minimum - Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification - Due 120 days from date of hire

Training/Competencies:

Minimum - Demonstrates proficiency in administration of physician-prescribed aerosol medication therapy, oxygen therapy and appropriate airway humidity therapy - Upon Hire Minimum - Demonstrates proficiency in care and management of adult patients receiving mechanical ventilation - Upon hire Minimum - Demonstrates proficiency in application of noninvasive ventilation, adjusting therapy to best meet individual patient needs - Upon hire Minimum - Demonstrates proficiency in establishing and maintaining a patent airway in patients with and without artificial airways - Upon hire Minimum - Responds to urgent/emergency patient situations without delay (i.e. Code Blue, Medical Response Team call, patient in distress) - Upon hire Minimum - Demonstrates ability to recognize normal cardiac rhythm and basic and/or serious arrhythmias - Upon hire Minimum - Demonstrates proficiency in performing therapies with the goal of mobilizing respiratory secretions and improving spontaneous ventilatory efforts - Upon hire Minimum - Actively promotes weaning of patient from mechanical ventilation by using excellent patient assessment skills, critical thinking and excellent communication skills with other members of the health care team - Due 30 days from date of hire Minimum - Educates patients and family members about common lung diseases - Due 30 days from date of hire Minimum - Proficient in the application of capnography devices and interpretation of results - Due 30 days from date of hire Minimum - Demonstrates proficiency in assisting physician with therapeutic and basic diagnostic bronchoscopies. Includes accurate processing of specimens and proper disinfecting of bronchoscope and related supplies - Due 90 days from date of hire Minimum - Demonstrates competency in performing responsibilities of Respiratory Care Charge Therapist when assigned on a rotational basis by Supervisor or Director - Due 90 days from date of hire Minimum - Demonstrates proficiency in performing electrocardiograms - Due 90 days from date of hire Minimum - Demonstrates proficiency in care and management of neonatal patients in need of respiratory assist such as CPR, CPAP, High-Flow Oxygen and initiation and management of mechanical ventilation - Due 90 days from date of hire Minimum - Assists with orientation of new employees and student clinical rotations, when assigned - Due 90 days from date of hire Minimum - Demonstrates expertise in caring for and managing patients requiring advanced modes of ventilatory support - Due 180 days from date of hire

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