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Sanford Health Registered Respiratory Therapist | Disease Management in Fargo, North Dakota

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Facility: Sanford Medical Center Fargo
Location: Fargo, ND
Shift: Day
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 40.00

Job Summary

The scope of work for a Respiratory Therapist includes assessment, therapeutic intervention and education for patients with cardiopulmonary disorders or associated complications. Respiratory therapists assess individuals to prevent, detect, monitor and manage disease and complications. Respiratory therapists provide therapeutic interventions to directly impact cardiopulmonary health as well as overall health status according to established goals and interdisciplinary care plans. Respiratory therapists provide education to promote preventative care, self-management, enhanced cardiopulmonary health and quality of life. Performs regular assessments of patients and the equipment they are using in order to adjust therapy. Collect and/or analyzes patients' blood and other specimens to determine levels of oxygen, carbon dioxide and other gases. Measures the patient's lung capacity to determine if there are any impairments. Offers diagnosis results and treatment suggestions based on the analysis of the patient.

Department Details

This position is for the Disease Management section of Respiratory Care Services. Training will be provided for the roles of Tobacco Dependence and Asthma Education, COPD navigator, bronchoscopy tech, and all relevant patient diagnostic and education duties. National certification as Tobacco Treatment Specialist must be completed within 24 months, all expenses paid. Full time 40 hours a week working the day shift, every fourth weekend, one major holiday per year is required.

Qualifications

A degree in Respiratory Care from an accredited respiratory care program is required; minimum associate degree or equivalent as defined by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).

Respiratory Therapists must have a thorough knowledge and understanding of all procedures, indications, contraindications and hazards involved in respiratory care, as well as knowledge of equipment utilized in their department. Demonstrates the ability and knowledge required to utilize computers for patient documentation and data gathering for quality care. Must complete orientations, competency validations, and other in-servicing as required by the department and hospital.

Must have current Respiratory Therapy licensure in state(s) of practice and/or possess multi-state licensure privileges as required by position.

Must have Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credentials as attained through the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) and maintain active status according to NBRC credentialing requirements within six months of hire into position.

Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) is required. Must obtain site-specific specialty credential(s) such as Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), etc.

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet.

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Job Function: Allied Health
Req Number: R-25913
Featured: No