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Emory: Respiratory Therapist, Sr, Full Time, 6: 45a – 7: 15p


This is a Full-time position in Atlanta, GA posted September 13, 2020.

Job Description:Description JOB DESCRIPTION: * Provides respiratory care to patients in acute, chronic, and emergency situations within established organizational guidelines.

* May supervise staff, direct the workflow, and assist in developing work schedules.

* Coordinates the use and maintenance of specialized equipment and evaluates treatment modalities for appropriateness.

* Performs other related duties as required.

* Equipment and Supplies: Selects, assembles, and checks respiratory care equipment for proper function, operation, and cleanliness; performs minor repairs to correct malfunctions.

* Coordinates the use of specialized equipment to ensure its proper placement and availability.

* Schedules equipment and makes daily checks of oxygen, compressed air and vacuum line pressures.

* Reviews patient/ventilator adjustment decisions and equipment applications for appropriateness.

* Evaluates equipment and makes purchasing recommendations.

* Management/Supervision: Administers and communicates policies, procedures and related forms in accordance with state, federal, and organizational guidelines.

* May supervise staff and manage employee performance.

* Provides on-going performance feedback, addresses problems, orients and trains employees, verifies competency and identifies and suggests ways to develop skills.

* Monitors workflow.

May assist in developing staff work schedules to ensure adequate coverage; maintains records pertaining to approved leave requests for accurate coordination.

* Professional Development: Works with manager to formulate plan for professional development.

* Attends educational in-services as appropriate.

* Participates in professional activities and organizations to maintain knowledge of current trends, practices, and developments.

* Reporting/Data Management: Accurately and completely documents respiratory care by following the established charting procedure to show the patient’s progress or any changes in the patient’s condition.

* Safety, Security and Health: Practices universal and/or specialized precautions in the daily cleaning and sterilization of work surfaces, equipment, and instruments.

* Staff Resource: May conduct in-service educational programs relating to respiratory care issues and provide staff members with training and continuing education on an on-going basis.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: * Registered as a Respiratory Therapist by the National Board for Respiratory Care.

* Two years’ experience in Respiratory Care.

* Licensed as a Respiratory Care Professional (RCP) by the state of Georgia.

* Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification in accordance with the American Heart Association required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: (Medium) 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks.

Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock, Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation, Shift work, Travel may be required.

Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.