Atlantic Health System

PD Resp. Care Pract. (Reg)

US-NJ-Pompton Plains
Requisition #
00092495
Position Type
PerDiem
Category
Allied Health
Department
15737000-RESPIRATORY THERAPY
Chilton Medical Center

Overview

Chilton Medical Center, a member of Atlantic Health System, is seeking a Per Diem Respiratory Care Practitioner for the Respiratory Therapy unit. Shift varies.

Responsibilities

Essential Job Functions:

  • Performs advanced skills as outlined in specific unit based team criteria.
  • Safety Utilizes Standard Precautions as well as specific precautions as identified by the Infection Control Department.
  • Manages and operates equipment according to manufacturers specifications and departmental procedures safely and correctly, specific to the patient s needs.
  • Possesses knowledge of assembly/disassembly of equipment, inspects, tests respiratory equipment to ensure that it is functioning safely and effectively.
  • Seeks orientation, assistance and/or direction from appropriate individuals prior to implementing unfamiliar procedures.
  • Adheres to patient safety goals as outlined in AHS policies.
  • Assesses the need to change disposable respiratory equipment, e. G. ventilator circuit, nebulizers, oxygen tubing etc. and monitors supply levels as per department s infection control policy.
  • Possesses and applies knowledge of actions, indications, contraindications, side effects, etc. of all respiratory medications. Participates in performance improvement activities.
  • Tailors patient care plan according to patients needs. Includes patient s family in teaching as appropriate.
  • Recommends therapy for home care and educates patient/family on therapy.
  • Keeps current on departmental policies and procedures and age specific therapies.
  • Mentors, orients and/or educates new employees, team members and students.
  • Attends educational in-services to maintain professional competency.
  • Stays current by seeking out opportunities for continuing education.
  • Completes mandatory competencies and educational requirements by the scheduled deadlines.
  • Ensures accurate and timely documentation via the respiratory information system of order history, results of therapy and patient charges.
  • Ensures timely documentation of Medication Administration Record and Interdisciplinary Care form
  • Maintains a thorough knowledge of proper usage of all forms, flow charts, and logbooks.

 

Through the model of Shared Governance, collaborate with all members of the health care team with a focus on promoting evidenced based care within a healing culture for the patient population served and their families.Candidate will demonstrate and embrace the PRIDE core values (Professionalism, Respect, Involvement, Dignity and Excellence) in every aspect of their job.

 

Qualifications

Education:

  • Graduate of an accredited Respiratory Therapy Program

 

Required License:

  • Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner through the New Jersey State Board of Respiratory Care Required

 

Certifications:

  • BLS Required
  • CRT Required
  • RRT Preferred

 

 

Atlantic Health System aims to deliver the highest quality, safety and care combined the best experience for our patients and their families. We are confident that you will find success within Atlantic Health System, which has been named for the 9th year in a row to Fortune’s “Top 100 Best U.S. Companies to Work For” list. We believe you’ll find that our culture of collaboration and care exemplifies the value we place on our patients, their families and our employees.

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

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