Kindred Transitional Care Hospitals has a career opportunity for you as a Respiratory Therapist-SAU ! As a division of Kindred Healthcare, we play a vital role in the recovery process for chronic, critically ill and medically complex patients who require acute care and rehabilitation over an extended period.
Your career growth begins when you join an interdisciplinary team, where doctors, nurses, therapists and other experts work together to form individualized care plans for our patients and residents. Opportunities through our development programs, training seminars and university partnerships, not only allow for continual career growth but emphasize our commitment to investing in our employees and developing future healthcare leaders.
The goal of our team is to deliver intensive, multidisciplinary care and transition patients' home or to a lower level of care as quickly and safely as possible. Each employee's dedication is essential to meet and exceed the needs of each patient, resident and family we serve. Ranked as one of Fortune magazine's ‘Most Admired Healthcare Company’ for 9 years, Kindred welcomes you to join our team and build a career that touches lives as a Respiratory Therapist- SAU .
As a Respiratory Therapist-SAU , you will :
Plan, implement and evaluate diagnostic and therapeutic respiratory services to assist in the management of patient/residents with cardiopulmonary and related disorders. Provide technical support for all equipment related to the nursing center based practice of Respiratory Therapy.
Provide training and competency testing to nursing department.
Provides/coordinates clinical respiratory services under physician orders.
Perform respiratory/clinical assessments.
Consult with physicians and health care professionals regarding patient/resident status.
Monitor patient/resident progress and update respiratory care plan (as a part of the patient/resident's comprehensive plan of care).
Provide general respiratory therapeutic services including oxygen therapy, medical gas therapy, aerosol therapy, humidification therapy, and suction therapy.
Educate patient/residents/families with regard to relevant disease, medications, equipment, purpose of procedures, steps of procedure, benefits, risks, and alternatives.
As a Respiratory Therapist-SAU , you will have:
Minimum of Associate Degree from accredited program in respiratory therapy.
Licensing as required by the state of employment.
Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) Preferred: Respiratory Therapist (RRT) required for those in supervisory positions.
One-year general Respiratory Therapy clinical experience