Respiratory therapist job opportunities
Respiratory therapists at Norton Healthcare are a valuable asset to our hospital teams and patients.
A typical day for a respiratory therapist at Norton Healthcare
At Norton Healthcare, tasks in a typical day include:
- Assess, treat and care for patients with breathing disorders by assuming primary responsibility for all respiratory care modalities.
- Initiate and conduct therapeutic procedures.
- Maintain patient records through Epic, our enterprise electronic medical records system.
- Provide emergency care, such as artificial respiration, external cardiac massage or assistance with cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
- Monitor patients’ physiological responses to therapy, including vital signs, arterial blood gasses and blood chemistry changes. Initiate physician consultation if adverse reactions occur.
- Set up and operate medical devices following the parameters of treatment, including mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration apparatus, environmental control systems and aerosol generators.
- Work as part of a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses and other professionals to manage patient care.
Contact us to set-up career coaching opportunities for this career field.
Education: Associate degree in respiratory therapy
- CRT or RRT; those with a CRT must obtain a RRT within six months of hire
- Respiratory therapist (state)
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