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Registered Respiratory Therapist - Per Diem

PALISADES MEDICAL CENTER North Bergen, New Jersey
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  • Requisition # 2024-141512
  • ShiftNight
  • StatusPer Diem

Overview

Our team members are the heart of what makes us better. At Hackensack Meridian Health we help our patients live better, healthier lives — and we help one another to succeed. With a culture rooted in connection and collaboration, our employees are team members. Here, competitive benefits are just the beginning. It’s also about how we support one another and how we show up for our community. Together, we keep getting better - advancing our mission to transform healthcare and serve as a leader of positive change.

Administers diagnostic and therapeutic respiratory care modalities in a competent manner.  Performs diagnostic respiratory care procedure.  Maintains and monitors respiratory related equipment.  Assists in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation.

Responsibilities

A day in the life of a Registered Respiratory Therapist at Hackensack Meridian Health includes:

  • Delivers on a daily basis, therapeutic respiratory care modalities, according to department policies and procedures by processing requests for procedures from patient care units and confirming physicians orders in patient charts and establishing a patient care plan for each patient, regularly updating knowledge of techniques and regulations appropriate to the ages of patients served. 

  • Evaluates the effects of therapies and makes records to the physician.    

  • Exposure to blood borne pathogens that require the use of personal protective equipment.

  • Performs on a daily basis diagnostic procedures accor ding to department policies and procedures as prescribed by the physician. 

  • Regularly updates knowledge of techniques and regulations appropriate to the ages of patient served. 

  • Communicates clearly and tactfully with patients.  

  • Performs on a daily basis check of resuscitation equipment and emergency oxygen supply. 
  • Delivers and maintains on a daily basis oxygen equipment as ordered by physician. 
  • Stocks on a daily basis respiratory therapy supplies throughout the hospital. 
  • Maintains, cleans and performs, as needed, functional checks of department equipment.
  • Completes on a daily basis documentation in the patients medical record and department kardex, if all services rendered with a 99% accuracy as per department policies and procedures.
  • Monitors as required by department policies and procedures the operation of mechanical ventilators including replacement of ventilator circuit change and airway maintenance. 
  •  Responds as needed to all cardio-pulmonary emergency and performs cardio-pulmonary resuscitation as per hospital policies and procedures. 
  • Regularly updates knowledge of techniques and regulations appropriate to the ages of patient served. 
  • Assists in transport as needed of respiratory care patients within and outside the hospital as per department policies and procedures.
  •  Ensures delivery of excellent customer service resulting in positive and improving patient satisfaction scores for department and Medical Center. 

  •  Transport as required equipment used in diagnosis and therapeutic services to and from patients rooms and treatment areas.
  • Provides as requested instruction and guidance to patients and their families to the safe and effective use of respiratory care equipment, supplies and medication delivery devices.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education, Knowledge, and Skills Required:

  • High School diploma and/or general equivalency diploma (GED).  
  • Graduate of AMA approved respiratory therapist program. 
  • Previous experience required, at least two (2) years clinical experience preferred.

Licenses/Certifications/Registration Required:

  • NJ Registered Respiratory Therapist.
  • NJ Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner.
  • AHA Basic Health Care Life Support HCP Certification
  • NRP Certification

 

Working Conditions:  

  • Works indoors in well lighted and ventilated room. 
  • Exposure to fumes from chemicals, but risk is minimal when proper safety precautions are observed possibility of strains due to moving patients, equipment and instrumentation. 
  • Exposure to contagious disease and blood borne pathogens that require the use of personal protective equipment.

 

Physical Demands:  

  • Standing, walking, pushing, lifting, turning. 
  • Lifts objects up to forty (40) lbs. 
  • Carries objects weighing up to thirty (30) lbs. 
  • Lifts with assistance, on occasion, objects greater than 150 lbs. 
  • Frequently pushes objects up to 200 lbs.

 

Equipment Operated:

  • Knowledge of function and ability to operate ventilator, respirators, blood gas machines, pulse oximeter, pulmonary function unit, suction machine.

If you feel the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!

Our Network

Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) is a Mandatory Influenza Vaccination Facility

As a courtesy to assist you in your job search, we would like to send your resume to other areas of our Hackensack Meridian Health network who may have current openings that fit your skills and experience.

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