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Respiratory Therapist
Albuquerque, NM 87106
USD 120k
10 Position(s)

Respiratory Therapist

Location: Albuquerque, NM

Shifts: All Shifts available, Full Time

Start Date: ASAP

Guaranteed Hours: 40

Duration: Full Time Permanent

Pay: $90000 Yearly.

Summary:

Provide routine and advanced respiratory care responsibilities, manage ventilators, implement cardiorespiratory protocols, and perform advanced airway care

Other information:

Two to three years college level courses/Associates Degree/Diploma in Respiratory Care. New Mexico Respiratory Care Practitioner License, Registered Respiratory Therapist credential from the NBRC, ACLS and/or PALS, BLS required. Six months to one year critical care experience preferred.

Education:

  • Essential:
  • Associate Degree
  • Education specialization:
  • Essential:
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Essential:
  • Reg Resp Therapist (NBRC)
  • Respiratory Care Practicing-NM
  • Competencies and skills:
  • Essential:
  • BLS
  • Nonessential:
  • SKILL-Ability to effectively interact with customers to understand their needs and explain data
  • SKILL-Microsoft Office
  • Planning and coordinating organizational change
  • Anticipating & Addressing Customer Needs
  • Educating Employees, Customers & Transferring Knowledge
  • Functioning as an Effective Contingent Member

Responsibilities:

  • All Certified Respiratory Therapist responsibilities.
  • Assists physicians with Bronchoscopy Procedures under departmental policy including monitoring and assessment of the level of consciousness, cardiovascular and pulmonary systems; as well as delivery of IV conscious sedation agents to include drugs in the classifications of opiods, benzodiazepines and sedative hypnotics and their reversal agents
  • Initiates ventilator protocols; implements and coordinates ventilator management.
  • Performs advanced airway care to include tracheotomy changes, extubation and intubation.
  • Initiates and monitors high frequency ventilators.
  • In NICU Therapists will also perform: Surfactant delivery, intubation and attend high risk deliveries.
  • Optional procedures: transport team, intubation, and Back-up charge therapist
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