LAU Medical Center - Rizk Hospital

Respiratory Therapist (RN)

Expire Date: 
Fri, 01/11/2013
Inhalation Therapy
Work Schedule: 
Shift rotation basis (12 hours)

Registered Nurse licensure, Bachelor’s Degree is preferred
Or graduate of an inhalation accredited teaching program
Work Experience:
Previous clinical experience is preferred

Required Skills: 

• Good communication skills
• Compassionate personality
• Team worker
• Ability to adapt in stressful situations
• Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information
• Good computer skills
• Good verbal & written English language skills

Responsibilities and Duties: 

• Act as a knowledgeable and supportive member to maintain high quality patient care.
• Test: respiration, tissue and blood specimens to assess gas exchanges.
• Manage ventilators and artificial airway devices for patients who cannot breathe normally on their own.
• Assess the effects of respiratory treatment by observing and noting, patient's progress; recommending adjustments and modifications.
• Perform regular checks on patients and equipment.
• Respond to Code Blue; providing emergency care, including artificial respiration, external cardiac massage and assistance with cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
• Provide coaching for patients and families.
• Adhere to all facility policies and procedures.
• Be aware of safety issues and striving to accomplish all responsibilities in a safe manner, consistently reinforcing good safety attitudes and practices displayed by other staff members.
• Handle and be knowledgeable of all medical equipment utilized in the care of the patient.
• Attend required in-service training.

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