IT'S SIMPLE. You want to work in a hospital setting where you are valued and appreciated - where you receive respect from your superiors and co-workers as well as the patients you treat.
You want to be challenged by your job without being overwhelmed by it. You want to play an instrumental role in helping a patient recover, sometimes against strong odds, and go home. What you want is Kindred Healthcare.
Our mission is to promote healing, provide hope, preserve dignity and produce value for each patient, resident, family member, customer, employee and shareholder we serve. Join us!
You'll work side-by-side with people you can trust and respect. Help Kindred Healthcare be a leader in the long-term acute care industry by acting as the Director of Respiratory Therapy.
In charge of respiratory care services such as the administration of oxygen, therapeutic gas and mist inhalation in accordance with physician's orders and the policies of the hospital. Ensures the proper management of all therapeutic and diagnostics. Requires knowledge of medications, treatments and their correct administration, based on age of patients and their clinical condition. Supervises all departmental personnel.
Demonstrate knowledge of respiratory therapy and cardiology studies and treat patient appropriately based on professional standards
Able to assess patients, their needs and ability to tolerate treatment and make a reassessment based on their response to treatment
Follow the five medication rights and reduce potential for medication errors
Able to read prescriptions, measure and draw arterial blood gases, review patient information and determine requirements for treatment; operate devices and equipment to ensure specific parameters
Schedule cardiopulmonary procedure for inside/outside sources. Maintain records
Inspect and test respiratory therapy equipment to ensure it functions safely and efficiently; operate equipment safely and correctly
Formulate a teaching plan based on learning needs of the patient, including the family in the plan; evaluate effectiveness of learning
Communicate clearly and effectively with physicians, staff, Department Director, Director and administrative team; able to assist physicians with procedures such as bronchoscopy
Update department plans, goals and objectives and direct the development of department
Prepare annual budget, necessary statistical data, reports, directories, memoranda and maintain record of treatments; be involved with related billing procedures.
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Education: Bachelors degree in Respiratory Therapy or Administration.
Licenses/Certification: Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the National Board for Respiratory Care. Current state licensure. BCLS and ACLS certifications. ACLS instructor preferred Must maintain currency of NBRC and BCLS/ACLS Certifications and State license.
Experience: Minimum five years of previous experience in all aspects of cardiopulmonary services. Minimum four years management experience in acute care hospital.
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