Vernon Manor Children's Home LLC
Respiratory Therapist -Long Term Care (Finance)
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
An individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Other duties as assigned.
Consult with physicians and other healthcare staff to help develop and modify individual patient care plans
Provide complex therapy requiring a great deal of independent judgment, such as caring for patients who are on life support in hospital intensive care units.
Evaluate patients by performing limited physical examinations and conducting diagnostic tests including those that measure lung capacity tests and acidity and alkalinity of the blood
Treat patients by using oxygen or oxygen mixtures, chest physiotherapy, and aerosol medications.
Connect patients who cannot breathe on their own to ventilators that deliver pressurized oxygen into the lungs
Teach patients how to use medications and equipment
Perform regular checks on patients and equipment