Respiratory Therapy Technologist in Mobile, Alabama

Company: University of South Alabama


Respiratory Therapy Technologist

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Location

Respiratory Therapy MC, AL

Respiratory Therapy MC, AL

Job Type

Temporary Part-time

Department

USA Medical Center

Job Number

HT263

Closing

Continuous

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About Us

The University of South Alabama Health System helps people lead longer, better lives through its excellence in education, research and medical care. With more than 3,600 employees, USA's health network includes USA Medical Center, USA Children's & Women's Hospital, USA Mitchell Cancer Institute, USA Physicians Group and the USA College of Medicine. Each year, our team of 180 physicians, 240 residents and fellows, 70 mid-level providers and 800 nurses handle some 185,000 clinic visits and 350,000 outpatient procedures. The USA Health System delivers 2,800 babies a year, more than any other regional hospital, and treats patients through some 60,000 emergency room visits annually.

In addition to advanced and innovative patient care offered at University hospitals and clinics, USA's medical education programs provide first-class training experiences for the next generation of physicians and scientists. The USA Health System delivers excellence in care while improving the quality of life for residents across the Gulf Coast.

The USA Health System is managed by the USA HealthCare Management, LLC.

Essential Functions

Assists in emergency treatment of acute cardio-respiratory arrest; administers continuous and intermittent cardio-pulmonary therapy and medications to the respiratory tract and is able to state the purpose, rationale, precautions and observations related to those procedures; assesses patients' progress according to care plan and suggests modes of therapy to physicians and nurses; requires minimal supervision to safely perform patient care; demonstrates the ability to provide competent patient care to the following patient populations:

neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric; demonstrates CPR according to the American Heart Association; provides patient/family education as needed; utilizes proper mechanics when moving and transferring patients and equipment with or without assistance; receives and transcribes cardio-pulmonary orders according to medical staff by-laws; utilizes a PC to access the Hospital Information System; communicates and uses appropriate relation skills with physicians, patients, families, and healthcare team in person, via telephone, and other message systems; responds to overhead pages and electronic message system; maintains accurate and complete records according to department standards; completes all mandatory unit, educational and hospital requirements; serves as a preceptor to new employees and respiratory students; adheres to all Infection Control and Safety Standards; accesses and accurately maintains electronic and paper medical records; regular and prompt attendance; ability to work schedule as defined and overtime as required; related duties as required.

Minimum Requirements

High school diploma or equivalent, completion of an accredited respiratory therapy program, current licensure with the Alabama Board of Respiratory Therapists and registry eligible with the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). Current registry with the NBRC is preferred.

Working Days and Hours

12 Hour Rotating Nights / Days

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