Appalachian Regional Healthcare

Registered Respiratory Therapist - Paintsville

Job Locations US-KY-Paintsville
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Allied Health
Paintsville ARH Hospital
Posted Date
7 months ago(10/25/2022 11:53 AM)
Position Type
Respiratory Therapy
Float Shift


The Respiratory Therapist is responsible for the administration of services offered by the Respiratory Therapy Department.

Special Instructions

PRN position


Reads physician's orders to determine requirements for treatment.


Upon the request of a physician provides assessment of the patient and recommends appropriate respiratory care.


Takes and records pulse rate, respiratory rate, and breath sounds when patient is being treated.


Prepares patient for procedures and/or treatment by explaining treatment and/or procedures.


Delivers prescribed procedure and/or treatment to the patient.


Observes patient during treatments or procedures and monitors equipment to assure that proper function to maximize patient safety.


Notifies nursing department or physician of adverse reactions to treatment and documents reaction in patient's chart.


Prepares and maintains patient chart per departmental policy.


Inspects and tests all equipment prior to use.


Teaches in an in-service capacity.


Participates in Quality Assessment and Improvement for the Respiratory Therapy Department.


Orders medications, supplies and equipment.


Responds to all "Code Blues" to assist Medical personnel by administering urgent respiratory therapy.


Assigns cases to Respiratory Technicians and assures that procedures are performed in an efficient manner and per policy. Evaluates procedures and methods of Technicians.


Orients new Respiratory Technicians.


Interviews applicants and recommends hiring, promotion, disciplining, and termination of Respiratory Therapy Technicians.


Solves technical problems and answer questions for Respiratory Therapy Technicians.


Performs other duties as required.




Associate Degree in Respiratory Therapy.


Certified by American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC).


Supervisory experience in Respiratory Therapy preferred.


Performs other duties as required.




Must possess the physical ability needed to exert 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally; and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently; and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for light work.


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