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Respiratory Therapist

2022-02-25
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  • Lower Keys Medical Center Lower Keys Medical Center

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  • Full Time

Job Description

Assists in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients with pulmonary disorders. Collects and analyzes sputum, blood, and breath specimens to determine levels of oxygen, carbon dioxide, and other gases. Also measures the lung capacity of a patient to determine if there is impaired function. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Typically reports to a manager. Associate's degree and a credential of Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT). May be expected to maintain a CPR certification. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field.

Dreaming of living in paradise? Want to join a team delivering unmatched patient care?  If so, we have the perfect role for you!

What We Stand For: Lower Keys Medical Center is committed to the delivery of consistent quality services in a safe and fiscally responsible manner that meet the needs of patients, physicians, employees and our community; and to the maintenance of an environment that encourages individual development, teamwork and pride with compassion and respect for each person.

What We Do: Lower Keys Medical Center (LKMC) is a 167 bed, full service, Joint Commission accredited, outstanding, acute care medical facility with a

  • 24/7 emergency room
  • 24/7 laboratory
  • 24/7 radiology services
  • 24/7 specially equipped medical transport helicopter

LKMC is also proud to be the only hospital in the Florida Keys that offers labor and delivery services. We also offer physical therapy in Key West using a multi-joint strength system, in addition to other innovative systems and equipment for customized rehabilitation.

LKMC is fully accredited by the State of Florida and the gold standard, The Joint Commission.

What Does a Respiratory Therapist Do?:  As a Respiratory Therapist with Lower Keys Medical Center, you will spend your day…

  • You will be assisting in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients with pulmonary disorders.
  • Collecting and analyzes sputum, blood, and breath specimens to determine levels of oxygen, carbon dioxide, and other gases.
  • Also you will measure the lung capacity of a patient to determine if there is impaired function. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Also a wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
  • Typically you will report to a manager or head of a unit/department.

What’s In It For You? : Joining the LKMC team gives you an unmatched experience of being a part of something much larger, growth potential, full benefits package, competitive salary, etc.

Which Qualifications Do You Need? : In order to set you up for success, you need the basics of…

  • An Associate's degree from an accredited Respiratory Therapy Program is required.
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credentialed by the NBRC.
  • Current BLS/ACLS/PALS/NRP Certification required.
  • You will need to be familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within this field.

Lower Key Medical Center is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

 

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