This position represents patient care directed toward critical care areas, step down areas, general care areas and critical care transports.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills, Experience Required:
HS/GED Required. Applicants must be licensed by the Alabama State Board of Respiratory Therapy, must be registered, and must be credentialed as an Adult Critical Care Specialist by the National Board for Respiratory Care. Certification of BLS is preferred for hire processes and required within the orientation period, not to exceed 90 days of hire or transfer. ACLS and or PALS certifications are preferred.
Clinical experience obtained while attending Respiratory program and will be able to function in critical settings including initiation, and support of, mechanical ventilation. Additional experience relating to intubation and critical care transport competencies are preferred.
Must have excellent communication skills with the ability to work in a fast paced environment, requiring prioritizing and changing tasks frequently and quickly. Must have the ability to perform and recommend procedures in all areas of bronchial hygiene, oxygen therapy, respiratory diagnostic procedures, and all levels of mechanical ventilation.
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