CRT or RRT
Submitted on October 05, 2012 at 7:34 AM
Company: Cumberland Medical Center
Brief Company Description: Fully accredited by the Joint Commission, Cumberland Medical Center is an acute care hospital offering all private patient rooms as well as specialized services not usually found in the rural medical system. For seriously ill patients, advanced medical and surgical care is provided at CMC including telemetry monitored beds and an intensive care unit, and cardiac and pulmonary rehab programs.
(931) 459 - 7158
Job Type: Full time
Hours: Various Shifts Available
Start Date: October 05, 2012
Compensation: LEFT BLANK
Education Level: Associate’s degree
No experience required
Under the supervision of physicians, CRTs are responsible for all respiratory care therapeutic treatments and diagnostic procedures. First, they conduct physical examinations to record cardiopulmonary elements of patients' health such as patients' breathing capacity, the volume and flow of oxygen during breathing and blood pH levels for determining the acidity or alkalinity of the blood. They then develop patient care plans accordingly, with respiratory therapy technicians to help in implementing the plans.
Must possess the Certified Respiratory Therapist credential from the National Board for Respiratory Care. (Exception: Graduates of an AMA accredited Respiratory Care Program who are eligible to take the NBRC CRT credential exam and grandfathered by the State of Tennessee licensing Board for Respiratory Care as a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRS) prior to 2000). Must be licensed by the State of Tennessee as a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT).
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