Respiratory Care Practitioner / Per Diem

Respiratory Care Practitioner / Per Diem
NJ - Elizabeth (07202)

Job Description

Administers respiratory treatments and therapies according to physician order and guidelines of Respiratory Care Licensure Act. Performs patient assessment pre, during, and post procedure for all ages groups including pediatric, adult, and geriatric. Demonstrates competency in assessment based on patient age, as well as physical and emotional growth. Demonstrates competence with all respiratory modalities and equipment. Performs maintenance and quality control procedures for pulmonary function testing and blood analyzers. Performs invasive procedures according to hospital and departmental guidelines, and endorses all critical results. Follows disinfection and sterilization procedures. Demonstrates knowledge of ventilation modes, weaning, and safety procedures for all age groups. Communicates effectively with staff, physicians, clinical personnel, patients, and visitors. Assumes role of Charge Person when indicated according to department guidelines. Completes departmental documentation and charges by the shift end.

Job Requirements

AAS degree or certificate from an accredited Respiratory Care Program; CRT or RRT credentials; NJ Respiratory Care Practitioner License; BLS for healthcare workers on hire; ACLS within 6 months of hire. Prefer at least 1 year experience, but will train.

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