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St. Joseph Home

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Position:  Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) 3rd Shift 10:00 p.m.- 6:30 a.m.
Location:  Cincinnati, OH
Job Id:  RT 111
# of Openings:  1

Registered Respiratory Therapist
Full -Time 3rd Shift Monday -Friday
10:00 p.m.-6:30 a.m.
 
About Us:
St. Joseph Home creates a home for adults and children with developmental disabilities who have complex support needs and use a wheelchair for mobility. The Home, a non-profit ministry of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, offers a creative, loving environment for those in the residential, respite programs, and day programs. Attention to the individual’s medical, social, educational and spiritual development reveals the unique giftedness of each person. Compassionate care and respect for the dignity of life are the hallmarks of St. Joseph Home.
 
What you will do:
The Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) works under the supervision of the Clinical Services Supervisor and is responsible for applying theoretical knowledge while providing care to infants, children, adolescents, and adults with severe/profound medical needs in an effort to maintain and/or restore pulmonary function. The RRT works with various vendors to meet the medical and programmatic needs of the residents.
 
Functions of the Position:
 
  • Assists in the care, treatment and management of residents with pulmonary disorders, which includes assessing the respiratory status in relation to mechanical ventilation support determine adequate or impaired function. Collects sputum and breath specimens to determine levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide.
 
  • Assists with clinic visits by accompanying residents to all pulmonary clinics and other clinics as needed, communicating relevant information to appropriate staff and family members based on the results of the visit, and documenting in the resident progress notes. Assesses and interprets pulmonary evaluations and tests results; determines therapy treatment plan in consultation with physicians.
 
  • Responsible for administering inhalants, operating mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas apparatuses, environmental control systems and aerosol generators. Administers respiratory therapy and treatments, including performing broncho-pulmonary drainage and breathing exercises. Monitors physiological responses to therapy and evaluates effectiveness.
 
  • Responsible to identify, properly report, and document pertinent medical information thoroughly, accurately, and timely; including unusual incidents and major unusual incidents. Reports pertinent information regarding individuals to appropriate team members as well as the Clinical Services Supervisor.
 
  • Completes monthly respiratory assessments on all ventilator residents and quarterly assessments on all other residents requiring routine respiratory interventions.
 
  • Promotes a positive culture and acts as a model of gentle teaching and nonviolence, monitoring the safety and health needs of the individuals we serve. Sets an example by adhering to and supporting organizational policies and procedures
 
 
 
Qualifications/Requirements:
 
Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age. Graduate of a Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) approved Respiratory Care Program. Must be registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care and Licensed by the State of Ohio. Successfully complete and pass knowledge assessment and skills demonstration. Good organization, communication and computer skills, with an understanding of scheduling procedures required. Flexibility of schedule is required in order to meet operational needs. Must be able to work effectively as a member of a team while developing and maintaining professional relationships in the workplace. Applicant must be self directed and motivated. Must have ability to remain calm and use good judgment.

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