In collaboration with patients and families, the Pulmonary Rehab Therapist is responsible for providing safe and effective delivery of patient care within scope of practice. This includes examination, evaluation, diagnosis, planning, intervention and establishing outcomes.
This is a benefit eligible position authorized for 48 hours per pay period.
The Pulmonary Rehab Therapist is responsible to:
Partner with the patient and family while performing the Evaluation/Re-evaluation
Develop an individualized plan of care through collaboration with the patient and family
Partner with patients and families to provide skilled intervention
Document in accordance with professional standards
Meet professional expectations inclusive of effective time management, direction of team members/students and professional development
Participate in system quality improvement initiatives
The Respiratory Therapist is responsible for providing diagnostic and therapeutic services as prescribed by a physician. The therapist follows defined treatment protocols according to department policies; and collects, assesses, interprets and intervenes as appropriate in the care of pediatric, adult and geriatric patients.
The Respiratory Therapist is responsible to:
Assess patient needs and identify expected outcomes
Implement respiratory interventions based on plan of care
Evaluate care and the patients response to interventions/outcomes
Deliver care as delegated by physician/authorized practitioner to assigned patients
Operate and maintain all respiratory equipment
Associate degree in Respiratory Care/Therapy or related field.
Respiratory Therapist License issued by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice.
Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) issued by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC); new graduates must complete RRT within one year of hire.
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
Bachelors Degree in Respiratory Care/Therapy or related field
1+ years in Respiratory Therapy. Experience with a Pulmonary Rehab program or delivering adult education.
OR Exercise Physiologist with Pulmonary Rehab experience
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