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Respiratory therapists


  •  Posted:  Wed. 12 Dec, 2018
  •  Expires:  28, Feb 2020
Job Type
full-time
Location
Lagos
Specialization(s)
Medical/Doctor

Job Summary


Job Description

Job Summary

The Respiratory Therapist is involved in restoring patient's pulmonary function; alleviating pain; supporting life by planning and administering medically prescribed respiratory therapy. He/she is expected to contribute to providing exceptional patient care in an environment where quality, respect, caring, and compassion are held very high.

Main responsibilities

  • Helps patient accomplish treatment plan and supports life by administering inhalants; operating mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration apparatus, environmental control systems, and aerosol generators.
  • Administers respiratory therapy treatments by performing broncho-pulmonary drainage; assisting with breathing exercises; monitoring physiological responses to therapy, such as vital signs, arterial blood gases, and blood chemistry changes; directing treatments given by aides, technicians and assistants.
  • Evaluates effects of respiratory therapy treatment plan by observing, noting, and evaluating patient's progress; recommending adjustments and modifications.
  • Completes discharge planning by consulting with physicians, nurses, social workers, and other health care workers; contributing to patient care conferences.
  • Maintains patient confidence and protects hospital operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Post-graduate qualification relevant to hospital practice
  • At least 3 years’ experience
  • Foreign training and experience is an added advantage

Knowledge/skills required

  • Minimum of basic computer skills
  • Good organisational and communication skills.
  • Possess high degree of accuracy and attention to details.
  • Must be able to analyze and solve problems effectively.      
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work long hours, often under pressure
  • Ability to solve problems
  • Effective decision-making and leadership skills
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team 

Job Experience

company details

Evercare


A Reputable Group Health Fund is investing in Africa and Asia through a buy & build strategy of healthcare assets. As beneficiaries, the platform will consist of hospitals, clinics and diagnostics centers across the African and Asian Continent.This will be the first truly worldclass international healthcare provider in Nigeria.

Lagos

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