• Respiratory Therapist (PSC)

    Posted Date 2 months ago(1/14/2019 10:20 AM)
    Requisition ID
    2019-6032
    # of Openings
    1
    Area of Interest
    Therapy
    Company
    Pediatric Specialty Care
    Location
    PSC Point Pleasant
    Position Type
    Regular Part-Time
    Shift
    7pm-7am
  • Overview

    Pediatric Specialty Care has an exciting opportunity for a Respiratory Therapist!

     

    For 20 years, Pediatric Specialty Care has been successfully caring for medically fragile and technology dependent children. Our goal is to enable children with special needs to realize their fullest potential in a nurturing and supportive environment. It is evident to our residents and their families that whether we are helping to transition a child back to their family’s home or celebrating a resident’s small, yet miraculous achievement, we are deeply committed to their physical, psychological and spiritual well-being every step of the way.

    Responsibilities

    We are seeking Respiratory Therapist to provide quality care for clinically complex pediatric residents in home like atmosphere!

     

    Day-to-Day tasks include, but are not limited to:

    • Maintain critical airways, respiratory modalities, maintain and troubleshoot ventilators
    • Screen and provide an in-depth evaluation of the needs of ventilator & respiratory clients
    • Identify problems and develop a complete plan of care according to facility/unit policy and federal/state regulations
    • Initiate ventilator weaning protocol and/or respiratory rehabilitation in accordance with the physician’s orders; maintain required contact with physician
    • Maintain written records, evaluations, progress notes, and discharge summaries of residents receiving respiratory treatment and monitoring according to state, federal, and facility policies
    • Confer with personnel of other departments and provide required training to meet special needs of residents

    Qualifications

    • Must possess, as a minimum, a degree in Respiratory Therapy from an accredited school
    • Must possess a current, unencumbered, active license to practice as a Certified or Registered Respiratory Therapist in Pennsylvania
    • Previous experience with ventilator dependent residents
    • Working knowledge of the needs of the pediatric and chronically ill requiring long term care, supervision, organizational behavior and structure, and communication systems

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