Act as the direct link to help patients succeed in inpatientrehabilitation by supervising care and treatments provided by team members,leading patient assessments, creating personalized plans of care, communicatingprogress and targeting patient concerns, offering timely solutions.
The importance of RTs to HealthSouthrehabilitation hospitals can't be overstated. At HealthSouth, comprehensiverehabilitation is planned and administered by a highly specialized andintegrated team including physicians, nurses, physical therapists, respiratorytherapists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, case managers andothers. Respiratory Therapists are a valuable resource and bring an importantperspective to this interdisciplinary approach. HealthSouth's rehabilitationnurses help the patients regain control of their lives and their independence,treating complex medical issues and redefining how care is provided.
Eighty percent of patients discharged directly home
Our registered nursing teams get to know patients over twoto four weeks on average, providing care for conditions such as:
Spinal cord injury
Advanced tools to support patient progress
Evidence-based practice guidelines
Clinical outcomes to assess and improve treatment interventions
National outcomes database
Internal and external education
Professional treatment teams
Essential Job Functions:
The Respiratory Therapist provides respiratory therapy treatment and patient care according to hospital, state, professional and federal regulations and guidelines. In additions, the position creates an environment and culture that enables the hospital to fulfill its mission by providing patient centered care and treatment in a safe manner.
License or Certification: - Current State License in Respiratory Therapy. - CPR certification - ACLS certification preferred.
Education, Training and Years of Experience: - 2 years hospital experience in Respiratory Therapy preferred.
Machines, Equipment Used: - General office equipment such as telephone, copy machine, fax machine, calculator, computer.
Physical Requirements: - Good visual acuity and ability to communicate. - Ability to lift a minimum of 30 pounds and ability push/pull a minimum of 30 pounds, which includes the lifting, pushing and/or pulling of medical supplies and equipment and the transferring and repositioning of patients. Reasonable assistance may be requested when lifting, pushing, and/or pulling are undertaken which exceeds these minimum requirements. - Ability to withstand prolonged standing and walking. - Ability to reach, stoop, bend, kneel, and crouch are required for patient care functions and in setting up and monitoring equipment
Skills and Abilities: - Ability to speak, read, write, and communicate effectively. - Ability to coordinate, analyze, observe, make decisions, and meet deadlines in a detail-oriented manner. - Ability to work independently without supervision.
Environmental Conditions: - Indoor, temperature controlled, smoke-free environment. Occasional outdoor exposure. - Exposure or potential exposure to blood and body fluids may be required. - Handicapped accessible. - May work under stressful circumstances at times.
Proficiency or Productivity Standards: - Meets established attendance standards. - Adheres to hospital/department dress code including wearing ID badge. - May be required to work weekdays and/or weekends, evenings and or night shifts if needed to meet deadlines. - May be required to work on religious and/or legal holidays on scheduled days/shifts. - Will be required to work as necessary during disaster situations, i.e., before, during or after a disaster. - May be required to stay after workday to assist after a disaster situation until relief arrives. - May be required to perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Address: 5701 W. 110th Street, Overland Park 66211 Shift: Day Job Job ID: 1721527
HealthSouth is the nation’s largest provider of inpatient rehabilitation services. Operating in 33 states across the country and in Puerto Rico, HealthSouth serves more than 250,000 patients annually through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, long-term acute care hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation satellites, and home health agencies. HealthSouth strives to be the health care company of choice for its patients, employees, and physicians.