The respiratory therapist is a member of the interdisciplinary team working in collaboration with the physician. The respiratory therapist utilizes the care process consistent with their license and certification, including initiation of interventions within individual scope of practice. The respiratory therapist is responsible for overseeing any necessary coordination of the interdisciplinary plan of care and provides for its consistency with the medical treatment plan. The patient care process includes:
Assessment – an orderly process consisting of the identification, gathering and organization of subjective and objective data pertaining to the patient/family/significant other.
Planning – an organized step in the process that consists of the identification of actual or potential problems and desired outcomes (goals) that result in a documented plan of care. The plan of care provides direction for the patient/family/significant other and interdisciplinary team.
Intervention – the specific interventions or orders that are implemented consistent with the plan of care and medical treatment plan.
Evaluation – a step in the process that involves determining the effectiveness of the interventions in achieving the plan of care and determining the conclusions concerning the achievement or lack of achievement of desired outcomes. The evaluation may initiate the need for reassessment and revisions to the problems, goals, plan of care and interventions. This step provides for documentation of required actions. Based upon findings identified during assessment and reassessment:
Patients have problems identified and prioritized relative to biophysical, psychological, environmental, self-care, educational and social status.
Goals are identified consistent with the problem to provide direction for patient care and health promotion.
Education is consistent with the identified problem and associated goals and is seen as critical to creating an environment that promotes patient empowerment.
Licensed, certified care providers are responsible for utilizing the care process relative to their scope of practice and knowledge base; may document the assessment, plan, intervention and evaluation. All patient care activities are administered according to standards, procedural guidelines and organizational policy.
The respiratory therapist actively supports performance improvement initiatives. By participating in educational activities, the respiratory therapist assumes responsibility for continued professional and personal growth.
EDUCATION: Graduate of an AMA-approved school of respiratory care.
LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: Licensed by the State Board of Respiratory Care and must be a registered respiratory therapist. Current BLS HCP required. Position requires certification in one of the certifications listed: ACLS, PALS, NRP.
EXPERIENCE: Experience preferred but not required. Pool candidates do require 3 years of critical care experience. Proficiency in clinical applications preferred at time of hire. Incumbents within position will be trained appropriately and then skill will be required for this position within 30-60 days from date of hire.
AtlantiCare is an equal opportunity employer that takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.
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Benefits & Wellness
We believe that healthcare should be a rewarding career. That’s why we offer excellent compensation, exceptional health and wellness benefits, and internal resources and programs to support professional growth for our team members. Here, you’ll find everything you need to pursue your calling of caring for others, knowing that you’re working for an organization dedicated to your overall well-being.
Inclusion & Diversity
Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of what makes AtlantiCare a great organization. We recognize and celebrate individual differences as dimensions that enrich our workforce and allow us to be more creative, flexible and competitive. Our inclusive culture welcomes our employees to freely contribute their diverse ideas, background, talents and experiences to make this a place where everyone can be, and do, their best work together.
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The spirit of collaboration is alive and well at AtlantiCare. We empower our teams to be agents of change within our system. We encourage growth and support advancement. Our shared vision for advancing the health of the communities and people we serve guides us to do what’s right for each patient, our healthcare delivery system and the practice of medicine as a whole. We teach, grow and advance medicine together.
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