Respiratory Therapist Reg
Company: MedStar Health
Posted on: May 3, 2021
- 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 Bachelor's Degree in Respiratory
Minimum 1 year of experience in an acute care setting is
RRT Certification via NBRC
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
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
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.
Documentation of all treatment modalities, observations and
improvements in all areas of respiratory care. Maintains medical
record that contains patients' pertinent identification and therapy
Performs diagnostic testing: electrocardiograms, bedside
pulmonary screenings, ABG's, arterial line insertions, oxygen
saturation studies and respiratory care evaluations to aide in
Performs chest physiotherapy to promote bronchial hygiene and
assist or instruct patients in performance of breathing
Performs nasal, oral, pharyngeal, endotrcheal and tracheotomy
suctioning to maintain patient's airways.
Instructs patients and staff in the use and infection control of
all respiratory equipment.
Provides respiratory critical care in-service teaching to nurses
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
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
Cleans and processes all equipment for sterilizes.
Restocks and requests supplies that have dwindled
- Development: Maintains current knowledge, certification, and
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
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
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
Demonstrates a constructive approach during all interactions
with staff, supervisors, and managers both inside and outside the
- Department/Unit Specific Functions and Duties
- Oversees and organizes orientation for respiratory care
procedures to students, trainees, new employees and other health
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
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