St. Peters Health Registered Respiratory Therapist in Helena, Montana
JOB SUMMARY (overview of job): Under the direction of the Director of Respiratory Care, with minimal supervision, the Registered Respiratory Therapist, upon request of the physician, set-up and operates various types of respiratory equipment and deliver physician - prescribed therapy. Promotes and ensures continuity in the quality of respiratory care administered by the Respiratory Care department. Other procedures or tests that may be required are Pulmonary Function Tests (PFTs), Electroencephalography (EEGs), or Electrocardiographs (ECGs). Performs other duties as assigned. Takes call as required.
KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE: Sufficient experience to demonstrate ability to accept responsibility as a RRT.
EDUCATION: Registered Respiratory Therapist credential with the National Board of Respiratory Care.
LICENSE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRY: Current license with the State of Montana as a Respiratory Care Practitioner. . Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) preferred. Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) preferred. Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) preferred. Maintain current CPR certification.
Aptitudes: *Demonstrate ability to effectively and creatively solve problems without immediate supervision. *Demonstrated ability to plan and use time wisely. *Demonstrate ability to effectively communicate with patients/families who may be under physical and emotional stress. *Gather and exchange information effectively with nursing personnel, physicians, and customers. Interpersonal skills and abilities to interact effectively with patients/families who may be under physical/emotional stress. Gather/exchange information effectively with nursing personnel, physicians, and patients.
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