Respiratory Therapist Hourly (Casual/Per Diem)
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Westbrook, ME 04098
PRN/PER DIEM POSITION
Genesis Rehabilitation Services is looking for remarkable Respiratory Therapist. At Genesis Rehabilitation Services, you can really care for your patients — and your thoughts, opinions and expertise will always be respected. Our benefits package is outstanding. And our regular shifts help you balance your career and your personal life. Genesis HealthCare is one of the nation’s largest skilled nursing care providers with more than 400 skilled nursing centers and assisted living residences in 28 states nationwide. Genesis also supplies rehabilitation therapy to over 1,500 healthcare providers in 46 states. And right now, we have opportunities near you. So apply today. For a remarkable RT, it’s a remarkable opportunity.
POSITION SUMMARY: Performs respiratory care related procedures in accordance with physician’s treatment plan. Assesses patient’s condition, administers prescribed therapy and aerosolized medications, observes and records patient’s progress and response to therapy modalities including adverse reactions to drugs and therapy. Also provides in-service training to residents, family members, and facility staff.
RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Performs assessment of residents cardiopulmonary status utilizing physical assessment and history taking skills, laboratory findings, radiological studies of the chest, pulmonary function testing and professional judgment to formulate a respiratory care plan upon the order of a physician. 2. Initiates, administers, evaluates response to, and documents all therapy modalities according to departmental procedure and ordered by a physician including: intermittent positive pressure breathing, hand held nebulizer, chest physical therapy modalities, including percussion, vibration, breathing and cough retraining exercises, deep tracheal suctioning, incentive spirometry, sputum induction. 3. Initiates, monitors and maintains life support systems for residents in the skilled nursing facility, including airway care and maintenance, managing artificial ventilator status, maintaining and troubleshooting mechanical ventilators. 4. Initiates, monitors and documents performance of various respiratory care modalities. 5. Administers proper technical respiratory care procedures including dispensing of proper dosage of medication and equipment/devices. 6. Inspects and tests equipment, disassembles, cleans, reassembles equipment as required. Maintains adequate supply of necessary equipment. Performs accurate record keeping, including logs for oxygen, supplies and equipment . Disposes of equipment properly.
SPECIFIC EDUCATIONAL/VOCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: 1. Hold a degree from a NBRC approved and accredited program. 2. One year of clinical respiratory therapy practice under medical direction. 3. Current State Licensure for a Respiratory Care Practitioner. 4. Current Basic Cardiac Life Support certification As one of the nation’s largest long-term care and rehabilitation providers, we offer a generous and wide-ranging compensation and benefits package, including:Medical/dental/vision insurances (Full Time)Company-paid life insuranceVoluntary insurance programs401(k) Program with Discretionary MatchContinuing Education Programs through Genesis UniversityLeadership Training ProgramPre-tax Health Savings and Flexible Spending AccountsService awardsGroup Auto and Homeowners InsuranceGenerous Elder Care benefit for family members.
Position Type: Casual/Per Diem
Req ID: 325863
Center Name: Genesis Rehab Services
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