Company: Montefino Ventilator Training
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: January 14, 2023
The Respiratory Care Practitioner (aka Respiratory Therapist or RT)
with Montefino does more than provide essential direct medical care
to their patients. Our RTs have smaller patient caseloads, in some
cases working with a single patient at the assigned facility on a
given shift. This allows RTs to apply their skills in more direct
and intentional ways to contribute toward positive patient
outcomes. RTs build meaningful relationships with the patient's
loved ones, their care team, and most importantly, the patient to
foster positive impacts on their daily lives.
Montefino RTs follow established standards and procedures, provide
supervision, care, support, and training to individuals with
Developmental Disabilities. The position provides critical
assistance to individuals with ADL's (activities of daily living).
Effective RTs are organized, analyze situations accurately, take
effective action, diligently follow directions, and communicate
clearly and effectively. They possess knowledge of the
industry/field, applicable state/federal laws (e.g. Title 17 & 22),
and associated organizations and agencies (e.g. Regional Centers,
Dept. of Social Services, Dept. of Development Services, State
Council on Developmental Services, etc.). Successful candidates are
enthusiastic in their efforts to expand upon their technical
knowledge (e.g. dual Diagnosis, Individual Program Plans, emergency
protocols, etc.), advocate for their patients, and are consummate
RTs maintain a safe, clean, and therapeutic environment that
ensures respect, dignity, protects privacy, rights, and
physical/emotional well-being to all residents. The RT possesses
skills in organization, time management and analytical problem
solving. Clear and effective written and verbal communication,
interpersonal skills, multi-tasking, critical thinking and active
listening skills and essential to success.
Include but are not limited to:
Set up and operate devices such as mechanical ventilators,
therapeutic gas administration apparatus, environmental control
systems, and aerosol generators, following specified parameters of
Provide emergency care, including artificial respiration, external
cardiac massage and assistance with cardiopulmonary
Determine requirements for treatment, such as type, method and
duration of therapy, precautions to be taken, and medication and
dosages, compatible with physicians' orders.
Monitor patient's physiological responses to therapy, such as vital
signs, arterial blood gases, and blood chemistry changes, and
consult with physician if adverse reactions occur.
Read prescription, measure arterial blood gases, and review patient
information to assess patient condition.
Work as part of a team of physicians, nurses, and other health care
professionals to manage patient care.
Enforce safety rules and ensure careful adherence to physicians'
Maintain charts that contain patients' pertinent identification and
Inspect, clean, test and maintain respiratory therapy equipment to
ensure equipment is functioning safely and efficiently, ordering
repairs when necessary.
Educate residents and their families about their conditions and
teach appropriate disease management techniques, such as breathing
exercises and the use of medications and respiratory equipment.
Explain treatment procedures to patients to gain cooperation and
Perform bronchopulmonary drainage and assist or instruct patients
in performance of breathing exercises.
Demonstrate respiratory care procedures to trainees and other
health care personnel.
Make emergency visits to resolve equipment problems.
Provide supervision and guidance for residents during skills
Develop and implement individual treatment plans for residents.
Assist with daily living activities, including preparing meals and
assisting with personal hygiene.
Develop a rapport with residents and cultivate a safe and
Update resident case notes on a daily basis.
Ensure an appropriate staff-to-client ratio at all times.
Additional duties and projects as assigned.
High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent.
Possess (and maintain) a current Respiratory License/Credentials
from an accredited body. Preferred types include Registered
Respiratory Therapist (RRT); Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT);
CA Respiratory Care Practitioner License (RCP)
1+ years of experience as a Respiratory Therapist or similar role
is desired, but not required.
Possess a current driver license with a clean driving record and
the ability to operate a motor vehicle safely.
Possess a service-oriented mindset with genuine passion to provide
care for others.
Possess knowledge of the field and best practices. This includes,
but is not limited to, concepts such as: Methods of oxygen delivery
and possible side effects; Laws regulating the field/patient
populations and regulatory entities; Proper sanitation and other
care procedures, etc.
Employees must be able to actively pursue continuing education to
maintain current knowledge of their field.
Possess clear and effective communication skills, both written and
Ability to communicate effectively in English.
Ability to consistently follow detailed and precise instructions
for delivery of care and proper use of associated equipment.
Ability to read and understand written materials, including
Effective interpersonal skills, including ability to be an active
listener, maintain confidentiality, and demonstrate empathy and
care in interactions with others.
Ability to manage multiple tasks/projects with a high degree of
accuracy in a fast passed environment with shifting demands and
Effective computer skills, including proficiency with standard
office programs/applications and the ability to quickly learn new
ones (i.e. scheduling software, email tools, etc.).
Ability to receive and digest constructive feedback in a positive
and mature fashion.
Schedule Availability: Shift length can vary but are generally 12
hours (day and night shifts). Availability on weekends and holidays
is required. Overtime opportunities may be available.
COVID-19 Precautions: Personal protective equipment provided as
required; Temperature screenings; Sanitizing, disinfecting, or
cleaning procedures in place.
Location: This position is an onsite position at care facilities in
Redwood City. RTs may be assigned at shifts at other facilities in
Employment Type: Part-Time, Full-Time, & Per Diem Non-Exempt/Hourly
Compensation: $38.00 to $44.00 per hour, final rate based on
Benefits: Paid Sick Leave, Company-sponsored 401(k) + employer
match, Robust health benefit offerings, and Vacation (benefit
options are dependent on employment type).
About the Company
Montefino Ventilator Training is committed to providing superior
quality and unparalleled patient care and customer service in all
aspects of our business. We believe each employee is a critical
contributor to the overall success and growth of our Company. We
strive to ensure each of our team members is set up for success in
their role. As a valued member of our team, employees are expected
to work cooperatively with colleagues and partners to enable
Montefino to provide the highest level of service possible.
Employee creativity, diligence, and productivity is encouraged and
supported. We believe in treating others fairly and honestly while
demonstrating empathy and respect to everyone in our community.
Montefino Ventilator Training is proud to be an inclusive
organization and an Equal Opportunity Employer. We prohibit
discrimination and harassment of any kind. We believe that
diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our
success, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most
talented people from a diverse candidate pool.PI201213156
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