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Respiratory Therapist - Inpatient Rehab

Company: Select Rehabilitation Hospital of Denton
Location: Denton
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:


Select Rehabilitation Hospital of Denton

*A Select Medical Hospital*

Denton, TEXAS

Respiratory Therapist (RT) - Per Diem


Position Summary

Performs basic and advanced therapeutic procedures as outlined by the State Department of Health and under the scope of respiratory care services. Transcribes and implements physician orders in a competent and timely manner. Uses basic/advanced oxygen assessment skills and patient information to maintain awareness and coordinate patient care needs.

Job Duties Include:

Performs advanced life support procedures including tracheal intubation using independent judgment in coordinating patient's respiratory care plans and needs with the physicians, nursing, and ancillary staff.
Confers with physicians to formulate and coordinate alternative forms of therapy according to patient need.
Initiates patient-ventilator weaning procedures under the direction of the physician.
Performs basic trach care including but not limited to routine and emergent trach tube changes.
Monitors patient's respiratory status using competent bedside assessment skills and maintains awareness of patient pH/electrolyte balance, ABG values, renal, neurological, and orthopedic functions as applicable to the delivery of respiratory care.

Minimum Qualifications

Must possess "Active" credential from the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) or state equivalent
BLS certiciation required
Current state Licensure required
ACLS required upon hire

Preferred Experience

1 year of related experience preferred
Additional Data:

Overview of Select Medical Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals

Select Medical's Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals provide advanced treatment and comprehensive care to best address the medical, physical, emotional and vocational challenges for individuals with:

Brain Injury
Spinal Cord Injury
Neurological Disorders
Orthopedic Conditions
Multiple Traumas

**Select Medical is committed to having a workforce that reflects diversity at all levels and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment, and employees are treated during employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

Keywords: Select Rehabilitation Hospital of Denton, Denton , Respiratory Therapist - Inpatient Rehab, Healthcare , Denton, Texas

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