Respiratory Therapist

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  • ShorePoint Health - Port Charlotte ShorePoint Health - Port Charlotte

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  • Full Time

Job Description

The Respiratory Therapist is responsible for direct/indirect patient care in ECC, Cardiac and Med/Surg floors and other areas as assigned. Promotes and maintains patient care through the implementation of physician's orders and department protocols; assisting with special procedures, ventilator management, performing arterial cannulation, Supervisor, Charge Nurse, Staff Nurse and Physician are informed of all patient care issues/problems in a timely manner.

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.

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