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Respiratory Care Practitioner RRT VVMC

Company: Northern Arizona Healthcare
Location: Cottonwood
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


This position applies fundamental techniques of respiratory therapy to patients in a variety of health care settings. Able to perform basic respiratory care procedures on newborns, pediatrics and adults.


Patient Care* Performs ABG punctures according to NAH Policy.

  • Provides proper concentration of pharmacological solutions and administers appropriately as prescribed by MD or licensed independent practitioner and monitors for effectiveness.
  • Records patient vital signs including breath sounds, ventilator status, mental status, and response to treatment.
  • Identifies patient and verifies orders before administration of any treatment or respiratory care to patient.
  • Sets ventilator parameters according to established patient protocol and doctors' orders.
  • Performs/assists in the placing of E.T. tube properly, minimizing facial, oral, and tracheal trauma.

Equipment Care* Assembles and disassembles, operates and maintains, troubleshoots, cleans, and performs minor repairs on equipment.

  • Educates patients on therapy's and prescribed medications/therapy given prior to discharge while documenting patient understanding.

Administrative* Completes all billing paperwork.

  • Demonstrates timely and accurate documentation of assessments, interventions, EMR entries, and patient responses.

Compliance/Safety* Responsible for reporting any safety related incident in a timely fashion through the Midas/RDE tool; attends all safety related training programs; performs work in a safe manner; monitors work environment for possible safety issues and ensures others are also performing work in a safe manner.

  • Adheres to regulatory and organizational standards affecting patient care and safety as well as all hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Practices in a safe and cost effective manner.
  • If required for position, ensures all certifications and/or licenses are up-to-date and valid prior to expiration dates.
  • Stays current and complies with state and federal regulations/statutes and company policies that impact the employees area of responsibility.
  • Completes all company mandatory modules and required job specific training in the specified time frame.



Respiratory Care Practitioner- RRTAssociates Degree from an AMA Respiratory Therapy Program- Required

Certification and Licensure

Respiratory Care Practitioner- RRTLicensed by the Arizona Board of Respiratory Care Examiners- RequiredNational Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC), Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)- RequiredBLS- RequiredACLS, PALS, and NRP- Required within 90 days of hire


New graduate of AMA approved respiratory school or1 year of experience - Preferred

Keywords: Northern Arizona Healthcare, Phoenix , Respiratory Care Practitioner RRT VVMC, Other , Cottonwood, Arizona

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