Providence Senior Respiratory Therapist, Lead in Portland, Oregon
Providence is calling a Senior Lead Respiratory Therapist - Respiratory Therapy (0.9 FTE, Nights) to Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland, OR.
This position will work 2 12 hour shifts per week and every other weekend 6:30pm - 7am.
We are seeking a Senior Lead Respiratory Therapist - Respiratory Therapy that will schedule, coordinate, supervise, and perform respiratory therapy activities. Responsible for effective and efficient implementation of policies and procedures on assigned shift.
In this position you will have the following responsibilities:
Participate in the selection process of new employees
Assure adequate coverage for the shift and coordinates staffing needs
Assist with schedule development
Evaluate the performance of personnel on assigned shift and is involved in the disciplinary process where needed
Act as a resource person and liaison for the assigned shift
Train and orient employees on the assigned shift
Work with Respiratory Therapy management in the planning and problem-solving processes
Actively participate in intradepartmental work groups
Provide for accurate administration of respiratory medications by preparing prescribed medications for aerosolization
Determine appropriate type of therapy for specific disease states
Perform arteriotomy for arterial blood gas analysis
Perform diagnostic measurements of functional capacity including weaning measurements and spirometry
Provide for effective, rapid emergency treatment by responding to emergency codes
Provide for effective communication and education by consulting with and serving as a resource for physicians, staff, and students
Assure proper functioning of life sustaining equipment, i.e., ventilators and oxygen delivery devices
Consistently provide care appropriate to the age of the patient, including newborn, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric
Demonstrate competence in interpreting the patient's behavior and information with understanding of chronological maturation and individual development
Required qualification in this position includes:
Associate's Degree: Graduate of an accredited school for Respiratory
Licensed by the Oregon Respiratory Therapist Licensing Board as Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP)
Registry by National Board for Respiratory Care (RRT)
Preferred qualification in this position includes:
Current Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
Polysomnography experience (night shift lead)
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Job Category: Respiratory Therapists
Req ID: 269833