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Transitional Care of Las Vegas Respiratory Therapist (PER DIEM) in Las Vegas, Nevada

POSITION SUMMARY: Performs respiratory care related procedures in accordance with physician's treatment plan. Assesses patient's condition, administers prescribed therapy and aerosolized medications, observes and records patient's progress and response to therapy modalities including adverse reactions to drugs and therapy. Also provides in-service training to residents, family members, and facility staff.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs assessment of residents cardiopulmonary status utilizing physical assessment and history taking skills, laboratory findings, radiological studies of the chest, pulmonary function testing and professional judgment to formulate a respiratory care plan upon the order of a physician.

  • Initiates, administers, evaluates response to, and documents all therapy modalities according to departmental procedure and ordered by a physician including: intermittent positive pressure breathing, hand held nebulizer, chest physical therapy modalities, including percussion, vibration, breathing and cough retraining exercises, deep tracheal suctioning, incentive spirometry, sputum induction.

  • Initiates, monitors and maintains life support systems for residents in the skilled nursing facility, including airway care and maintenance, managing artificial ventilator status, maintaining and troubleshooting mechanical ventilators.

  • Initiates, monitors and documents performance of various respiratory care modalities.

  • Administers proper technical respiratory care procedures including dispensing of proper dosage of medication and equipment/devices.

  • Inspects and tests equipment, disassembles, cleans, reassembles equipment as required. Maintains adequate supply of necessary equipment. Performs accurate record keeping, including logs for oxygen, supplies and equipment . Disposes of equipment properly.

Requirements:

  • Must have Nevada Respiratory license

  • Current CPR

  • Current 2 step TB

  • Reliable transportation

  • Must be willing to work 12 hour shifts

  • Must be willing to work nights, weekends, and holidays

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