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Respiratory Care Practitioner PRN

Long-established as an important part of Southern Kentucky, TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital is a Joint Commission-accredited, 211-bed hospital located in Bowling Green, Kentucky. TriStar Greenview offers services like an expanded Emergency Department, Cardiac Cath Lab, accredited Chest Pain Center, Advance Primary Stroke Center, and an Orthopaedics program featuring Blue Distinction® designation for hip and knee replacement.
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*TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital is currently looking for a Respiratory Care Practitioner*
The Respiratory Care Practitioner performs a variety of technical procedures that require rational independent judgment, ingenuity, and initiative in performing routine and critical care cardiopulmonary procedures in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.Identifies cultural differences and incorporates into care. Utilizes translation services when indicated.Participates in performance improvement activities to assure continuous quality improvement. Provides care and coordinates participation that fosters the goals of the hospital's mission statement. Cares for Neonate/Infant (0-12 months) Pediatrics (1 - 17 years) Adults (18 - 79 years) Elderly (80 years).

The tasks and responsibilities include:
* Delivers and assesses responses to ordered therapy per plan of care including routine and intensive therapy and diagnostic procedures.
* Utilizes various types of oxygen and other therapeutic gas equipment such as masks, high flow oxygen devices and bipap vision.
* Collects and analyses arterial blood gas samples.
* Assembles, performs verification check, and operates ventilators.
* Performs EKGS testing and processing for interpretation.
* Performs electrode hook up for Holter Monitoring.
* Performs EEG, PFT, and Bronch Assisting as appropriate.
* Responds to emergency team calls.
* Educates patients and family members on therapy that is provided.
* Provides age and culturally appropriate care.
* Orients and mentors new staff members.
* Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.
* Performs other duties as assigned.
* Provides a safe environment for patient, visitor and employees through identifying/correcting/reporting health and safety hazards.

* Graduate of approved (A.M.A.) Respiratory Therapy program. Completed NBRC Certification as RRT or CRTT
* Active State licensure.
* New employees have up to 90 days from date of hire to obtain the American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare provider.
* Ability to perform work that requires prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking; frequently lifts, positions, pushes, and/or transfers patients; walks with patients; frequently moves supplies and equipment requiring moderate physical effort lift/carry/push/pull up to 50lbs.
* Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
* Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate actions in volatile situations.
* Customer service abilities including effective listening skills.
* Basic computer skills

**Job:** **Clinical Techs - CV Cath Lab Surg Vasc & Central Sterile*

**Title:** *Respiratory Care Practitioner PRN*

**Location:** *Kentucky-Bowling Green-Greenview Regional Hospital*

**Requisition ID:** *00037-64369*