Registered Respiratory Therapist *ALBANY*
Company: 365 Healthcare Staffing Services, Inc.
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Respiratory therapists care for patients who have trouble
breathing—for example, from a chronic respiratory disease, such as
asthma or emphysema. Their patients range from premature infants
with undeveloped lungs to elderly patients who have diseased lungs.
They also provide emergency care to patients suffering from heart
attacks, drowning, or shock.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
These are the essential job functions for this position. The
essential functions of this job include, but may not be limited to
those listed in this job description. Employees hired for this
position must be able to perform the essential function of this job
without imposing significant risk of substantial harm to the health
or safety of themselves or others:
- Administers respiratory therapy treatments by performing
bronchopulmonary drainage; assisting with breathing exercises;
monitoring physiological responses to therapy, such as vital signs,
arterial blood gases, and blood chemistry changes; directing
treatments given by aides, technicians and assistants.
- Evaluates effects of respiratory therapy treatment plan by
observing, noting, and evaluating patient's progress; recommending
adjustments and modifications.
- Completes discharge planning by consulting with physicians,
nurses, social workers, and other health care workers; contributing
to patient care conferences.
- Assures continuation of therapeutic plan following discharge by
designing home exercise programs; instructing patients, families,
and caregivers in home exercise programs; recommending and/or
providing assistive equipment; recommending outpatient or home
health follow-up programs.
- Documents patient care services by charting in patient and
- Must be a quick learner and a team player
- Monday-Thursday Shifts
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