WellStar Health Systems Respiratory Therapist 2 in Hiram, Georgia

Job Title:

Respiratory Therapist 2

Job ID:

PH-1144299

City:

Hiram, GA

Facility:

Paulding Hospital

Employment Type:

Regular

Full/Part Time:

Part-Time

Shift:

Days

Department:

Respiratory Care Services

Description:

WellStar Named on the 2014 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® List

At WellStar we deliver world-class healthcare. Over 11,000 individuals work together to meet health demands and needs. To deliver world-class healthcare, we equip our facilities and team members with the best technology, resources, and education. We seek to improve the way we deliver care knowing each day holds more miracles, more life, more chances, more compassion, and more opportunities.

Join the team named one of the Top 100 Companies by Working Mother Magazine

WellStar Paulding Hospital

Think beauty, think innovation, think safety. Filled with natural light and innovative, safety-oriented features, the new eight-floor, 295,000-square foot hospital has 56 beds, with the ability to expand to 112 beds. The facility houses 40 emergency exam and pediatric emergency exam rooms, four surgical suites, decentralized nursing stations, private inpatient rooms, administrative offices and a café. It is entirely electronic and was designed with the guiding purpose of being the safest hospital in the world safe to patients and families, team members, the community and the environment.

WellStar Health System is a not-for-profit system recognized as a national leader in comprehensive care. Staying ahead of the curve in technology has enabled WellStar to be leaders in both the diagnosis and treatment of an extensive array of health conditions. Serving a population of more than one million residents of NW metropolitan Atlanta, WellStar consistently looks at total patient wellness and works to ensure that all systems support that focus. With industry awards ranging from Integrated Delivery Networks to Working Mother Magazine’s Best Places to Work, WellStar strives to provide the best care possible with Atlanta’s top medical professionals.

Specialists and primary care providers work in a multi-disciplinary environment with more than 13,000 diverse team members throughout our five hospitals and physician offices. By working through a patient-centered model of care, WellStar places enormous value on quality and safety with many accolades to support our work.

Job Summary: The Registered Respiratory Therapist, working under the direction of the RT leadership, is responsible for implementing respiratory care based on expanded knowledge and experience. The RT is responsible for delivering patient care in complex, multiple problem patient care situations. Majority of time is in critical care with significant independent decision-making and self-direction. In addition, to patient care delivery, the RT is responsible for patient, family/support system education, coordination of activities, staff development, and professional and self-developmental activities. The RT is responsible for providing patient care with an understanding and awareness of age specific needs. The RT addresses the biological, emotional, developmental, psychosocial, and patient/family education needs when providing care to the patient. The therapist also participates in the education of new employees and others. Good customer relation, assessment, and communication skills are a must or this job. Required Minimum Education: Graduate of AMA approved therapist training program; Qualifying for the NBRC Registry Exam and credential of RRT (BS degree preferred) Required Minimum Experience: Must possess a minimum of one-year experience, preferably experience in both neonatal and adult critical care areas. BCLS required. ACLS/NRP preferred. Registered (RRT) by the NBRC is required. Active certification/licensure pursuant to the Georgia Respiratory Care Practice Act is required. Required Skills: Candidate should possess good clinical and communication skills and have the ability to establish and maintain working relations with physicians and other health care personnel.

Education:

Graduate of an AMA approved training program in Respiratory Therapy or Cardiopulmonary Sciences (B.S. degree preferred

Licensure/Certification:

NBRC credential as an advanced level RRT Respiratory Care Professional and an active GA Respiratory Care Professional License

BLS (Basic Life Support) certification from American Heart Association required

ACLS required

Experience:

Must have a minimum of one year of experience, preferable in both neonatal and adult critical are areas

Five years of critical care/ventilator experience preferred

Other candidates considered at discretion of department needs

Skills:

Ability to establish and maintain working relations with physicians and other health care personnel

Critical thinking and communication skills

Computer skills including familiarity with databases

WellStar is a shining example of what happens when talented and passionate people dedicate themselves to making a difference in the communities we serve. Every time we treat, heal, and encourage a patient toward wellness, we achieve our mission and realize our vision.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Thank you for your interest in WellStar!