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Supv- Reg Respiratory Therapist

Job Description

Job Summary:


To assist the nursing staff in the rendering of patient care by providing direct and indirect patient care under the guidance and direction of the registered nurse and in accordance with UMMC policy and nursing practice laws and regulations. To perform clerical/receptionist responsibilities and tasks as assigned. To provide patient care to psychologically impaired or emotionally disturbed individuals under the direction of a charge nurse or nurse manager in accordance with the institutional policies and procedures. Must be able to lift, reposition and transport patients, linen carts, dietary trays and other equipment using proper body mechanics.



Education & Experience:


Mississippi licensure, NBRC certification (CRT); Certified in Basic Life Support (BLS), ACLS, PALS, and NPR preferred, NBRC Registration (RRT)

Job Requirements



Knowledge, Skills & Abilities • Knowledge of therapeutic and diagnostic procedures and tests, equipment, patient assessment, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. • Knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, physics, and mathematics. • Knowledge of respiratory health promotion and disease prevention. • Verbal and written communication skills. • Organizational and supervisory skills. • Ability to alleviate patient anxiety. • Ability to maintain equipment and supplies. • Ability to ensure compliance with workplace safety, environmental, and/or infection control practices. Responsibilities Supervises employees to include scheduling, work allocation, training, evaluation, and problem resolution. Evaluates and/or supervises the evaluation of patients; consults with physicians and staff to ensure delivery of quality patient care respiratory services. Operates and monitors respiratory equipment; administers medical gases, humidification, aerosols, and respiratory medications; maintains clearance of patient's natural and artificial airways; obtains blood samples and interprets blood gas data; and provides emergency cardiopulmonary assistance. Monitors patient's physiological responses to therapy such as vital signs, arterial blood gases, and blood chemistry changes. Educates patient and family members on the use of ventilators and other life-support systems, breathing exercises, and use of medications. Oversees the sanitization, testing, and maintenance of respiratory equipment and maintenance of applicable records and documentation. Promotes compliance with workplace safety, environmental, and/or infection control practices. Performs other duties as assigned.


Job Snapshot

Location US-MS-Jackson
Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Hour
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type Health Care
Other Compensation: 0
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Company Overview

University of Mississippi Medical Center

The University of Mississippi Medical Center, located in Jackson, is the state's only academic health science center. UMMC includes seven health science schools: medicine, nursing, dentistry, health related professions, graduate studies, population health, and pharmacy. (The School of Pharmacy is headquartered on the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford.) Enrollment in all programs is more than 3,000 students. The Medical Center's three-part mission is to improve the lives of Mississippians by educating tomorrow's health care professionals, by conducting health sciences research, and by providing cutting-edge patient care. A major goal of the Medical Center is the elimination of differences in health status of Mississippians based on race, geography, income, or social status. Learn More

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US-MS-Jackson
Talent Acquisition
601-815-7004
Snapshot
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Company:
US-MS-Jackson
Location:
Full-Time
Employment Type:
Hour
Pay Type:
N/A
Pay Rate:
Health Care
Store Type:

Job Description

Job Summary:


To assist the nursing staff in the rendering of patient care by providing direct and indirect patient care under the guidance and direction of the registered nurse and in accordance with UMMC policy and nursing practice laws and regulations. To perform clerical/receptionist responsibilities and tasks as assigned. To provide patient care to psychologically impaired or emotionally disturbed individuals under the direction of a charge nurse or nurse manager in accordance with the institutional policies and procedures. Must be able to lift, reposition and transport patients, linen carts, dietary trays and other equipment using proper body mechanics.



Education & Experience:


Mississippi licensure, NBRC certification (CRT); Certified in Basic Life Support (BLS), ACLS, PALS, and NPR preferred, NBRC Registration (RRT)

Job Requirements



Knowledge, Skills & Abilities • Knowledge of therapeutic and diagnostic procedures and tests, equipment, patient assessment, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. • Knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, physics, and mathematics. • Knowledge of respiratory health promotion and disease prevention. • Verbal and written communication skills. • Organizational and supervisory skills. • Ability to alleviate patient anxiety. • Ability to maintain equipment and supplies. • Ability to ensure compliance with workplace safety, environmental, and/or infection control practices. Responsibilities Supervises employees to include scheduling, work allocation, training, evaluation, and problem resolution. Evaluates and/or supervises the evaluation of patients; consults with physicians and staff to ensure delivery of quality patient care respiratory services. Operates and monitors respiratory equipment; administers medical gases, humidification, aerosols, and respiratory medications; maintains clearance of patient's natural and artificial airways; obtains blood samples and interprets blood gas data; and provides emergency cardiopulmonary assistance. Monitors patient's physiological responses to therapy such as vital signs, arterial blood gases, and blood chemistry changes. Educates patient and family members on the use of ventilators and other life-support systems, breathing exercises, and use of medications. Oversees the sanitization, testing, and maintenance of respiratory equipment and maintenance of applicable records and documentation. Promotes compliance with workplace safety, environmental, and/or infection control practices. Performs other duties as assigned.


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