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Respiratory Therapist Reg

Company: MedStar Health
Location: Olney
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary

Assesses, plans, administers and evaluates patients receiving all modalities of respiratory care. Defined duties are performed in neonatal, pediatric and adult patient populations in general care, intermediate, intensive and emergency care areas.

Minimum Qualifications


Associates Degree or Bachelors Degree in Respiratory Therapy


Minimum 1 year of experience in an acute care setting is preferred


RRT Certification via NBRC

CPR Certification

Maryland Licensure as a Respiratory Care Practitioner

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Ability to read, write, speak, and comprehend English.

Basic Computer skills to perform Data entry

HIPAA policies on Confidentiality

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Clinical: Assesses, plans, administers and evaluates patients receiving all modalities of respiratory care.

Provides invasive and non-invasive support and management of the critical care patient. Set up and operate such devices.

Provides emergency care, including artificial respiration, external cardiac massage and assistance with cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Determine requirements for treatments for treatment, such as type, method and duration of therapy, precautions, medication and dosages, working closely with medical staff. Work as part of a team of physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals to manage patient care.

Monitor patients physiological responses to therapy, such as vital signs, arterial blood gases, and blood chemistry changes and consult with physician if adverse reactions occur.

Documentation of all treatment modalities, observations and improvements in all areas of respiratory care. Maintains medical record that contains patients pertinent identification and therapy information.

Performs diagnostic testing: electrocardiograms, bedside pulmonary screenings, ABGs, arterial line insertions, oxygen saturation studies and respiratory care evaluations to aide in patient management.

Performs chest physiotherapy to promote bronchial hygiene and assist or instruct patients in performance of breathing exercises.

Performs nasal, oral, pharyngeal, endotrcheal and tracheotomy suctioning to maintain patients airways.

Instructs patients and staff in the use and infection control of all respiratory equipment.

Provides respiratory critical care in-service teaching to nurses and physicians.

Educates patients and their families about their condition and teach appropriate disease management techniques, such as breathing exercises and the use of medications and respiratory equipment. Instructs and ensures patient knowledge of their pulmonary disease process.

Performs oxygen therapy, oxygen saturation studies and rounds each shift utilizing oxygen protocol.

Inspects, cleans, tests and maintains respiratory therapy equipment to ensure equipment is functioning safely and efficiently, ordering repairs when necessary.

Environmental: Maintains a clean, safe, prepared work environment.

Cleans and processes all equipment for sterilizes.

Restocks and requests supplies that have dwindled

Development: Maintains current knowledge, certification, and licensure.

Identifies learning needs in self and initiates actions to address these education needs.

Attends continuing education programs in order to maintain licensure in Maryland.

Attends hospital sponsored training programs as required by the department

Completes all mandatory requirements, certifications, and licensure within allotted timeframe for completion (CPR, License, PPD, Competencies, Age Specifics, etc.)

Organizational knowledge: Works effectively within and between departments.

Participates on inter-departmental teams and committees, communicating unit knowledge as appropriate

Provides department/unit with information and knowledge acquired during participation with interdepartmental teams and committees.

Demonstrates a constructive approach during all interactions with staff, supervisors, and managers both inside and outside the unit.

Department/Unit Specific Functions and Duties

Oversees and organizes orientation for respiratory care procedures to students, trainees, new employees and other health care personnel.

About MedStar Health

MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.

Keywords: MedStar Health, Olney , Respiratory Therapist Reg, Healthcare , Olney, Maryland

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