HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Respiratory Therapist in Hermitage, Tennessee

Full Time-Night Shift

Our 196 bed facility is located in Hermitage TN and was names as a Top Hospital in Quality by The Joint Commission. We are certified as a primary stroke Center and accredited Chest Pain Center and cancer program. We, the employees of TriStar Summit Medical Center, have a unique calling to care for those in need, whether they are patients or loved ones. In fulfilling this calling we believe in and practice daily, the values and standards that place us at the Summit of health care. Every employee is committed to the I SERVE...with pleasure values which we hold in the daily performance of our duties.

These are the expectations of all TriStar Summit employees. They are a reflection of us individually and as a group. To ensure high-quality, compassionate patient care, we depend on the collaborative efforts of our entire team, from physicians to support staff. So if you’re all about making a difference in healthcare, TriStar Summit offers excellent opportunities to advance your career and achieve your goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates the ability to perform all age-specific competencies as listed on the ninety-day New Employee Orientation and Annual Competency packets.

  • Meets mutually agreed upon performance goals/objectives established annually as listed on the Performance Management Plan.

  • The RRT may be called upon to perform lead therapist duties or others as may be assigned from time to time

  • . Expected to be willing to cross-train in areas such as PFT, Sleep, and EEG as may be necessary.

  • Must exhibit demonstrable elements of team cohesiveness across departmental and hospital boundaries.

  • Must actively participate in Multidisciplinary Rounds in the ICUs, and be involved in discharge planning and patient education as needed.

  • The RRT is expected to stay abreast of new developments/research in all phases of acute care pertaining to Respiratory Care and pulmonary medicine.

  • The Registered Respiratory Therapist is an individual who, after comprehensive training, is able to function independently in all aspects of respiratory care.

  • These aspects include implementation of care and all phases of management of patients on invasive and noninvasive mechanical ventilation, endotracheal intubation, aerosol administration, bronchial hygiene, arterial puncture, and blood gas analysis, EKG’s, Holter monitor set-up, NIV/CPAP initiation, and all other applicable duties as defined in the professional scope of practice and hospital policies

    · Graduation from an accredited school of Respiratory Therapy, RRT, BLS, required at hire.

    · FCCS/ACCS preferred. New hires have 6 months from the date of hire to complete NRP, ACLS and PALS/PEARS if not already so credentialed. Successful completion of the national examinations for the Advanced Practice, Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) and with an active NBRC RRT credential. Licensed by the State of Tennessee as a Licensed Registered Respiratory Therapist (LRRT).

Job: *Therapy & Rehabilitation

Title: Respiratory Therapist

Location: Tennessee-Hermitage-Summit Medical Center

Requisition ID: 00025-61555