Functions as a team member in providing comprehensive therapeutic care as part of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program. Primary focus is to assess and instruct patients in self-management skills, progress exercise in a safe manner and monitor patient's tolerance, identify appropriate oxygen devices and titrate oxygen to maintain oxygen saturation per protocol or physician plan of car, and participate in development of individualized treatment plans (ITPs). Serves as a resource for other pulmonary rehabilitation team members regarding respiratory care techniques. Provides maintenance of treatment areas, equipment and records. Participates in departmental and interdisciplinary team meetings.
The ideal candidate will have patient care experience; strong computer skills; and excellent communication skills. ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) will be required.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Registered Respiratory Therapist (through the National Board of Respiratory Care)
Hospital experience is preferred or ambulatory rehabilitation experience.
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