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Respiratory Therapist (RT) PRN

Company: Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital OKC South
Location: Oklahoma City
Posted on: May 13, 2024

Job Description:

Description
A career at Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Oklahoma City South, a 36-bed inpatient acute rehabilitation hospital operated jointly with Lifepoint Health and Mercy, is more than a job. It's a chance to be a vital member of an interdisciplinary team caring for people who need continued care to recover completely. You have specialized skills and our patients in the Oklahoma City area need them! If you are an enthusiastic individual seeking an environment dedicated to superior patient care and an organization with a strong mission to serve our community, we invite you to apply!
Our Benefits:
---Competitive pay rates---Expansive benefit package---Tuition assistance/reimbursement---Professional development and advancement opportunities---Targeted approach to career development---Strong interdisciplinary teamwork opportunities---Superior quality patient outcomes---Supportive leadership and culture---CEU Support---State-of-the-art equipment
What you will do in this role:

Maintains knowledge of the various methods of oxygen delivery, including the necessary equipment. - Remains alert to assess possible side effects to oxygen delivery
Administers respiratory therapy treatments, understands the purpose of each and the possible side effects associated with each
Sets-up and monitors mechanical ventilators and the associated critical care duties required for such treatment, such as airway management and tracheal suctioning
Able to assess patient pain interfering with optimal level of function or participation in rehabilitation. - Makes appropriate physician contact for intervention
Performs arterial punctures to obtain arterial blood samples for blood gas analysis, and understands the possible complications and contraindications associated with the procedure
Performs EKGs, types report interpretations, sends reports to physicians who requested them and files reports in department, according to department procedures
Other duties as assigned

Qualifications


Current State Respiratory Therapist Licensure
Graduate of an AMA-approved School of Respiratory Therapy
Current CPR certification. (Specify if BLS or ACLS)
Three (3) or more years of previous experience in all aspects of cardiopulmonary services highly preferred




Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Oklahoma City South provides care for patients recovering from strokes, brain or spinal cord injuries, amputations, complex orthopedic injuries and other conditions. Our rehabilitation programs provide ongoing care and specialized treatment to patients throughout their recovery journey. We offer customized, intense rehabilitation tailored to the individual needs of those recovering from stroke, brain injury, neurological conditions, trauma, spinal cord injury, amputation, and orthopedic injury.


Keywords: Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital OKC South, Oklahoma City , Respiratory Therapist (RT) PRN, Other , Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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