Registered Respiratory Therapist – (RRT)

Job Description & Requirements

Registered Respiratory Therapist – (RRT)

StartDate: ASAP
Available Shifts: 12 N
Pay Rate: $1266.00 – $1459.00

Position Summary and Purpose
The Respiratory Therapist I, Registered is a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) that possesses working knowledge of respiratory care and has displayed age-specific competence for all age groups serviced by the facility. The RRT conducts himself/herself in a professional manner and is courteous to patients, physicians, visitors, members of the department and all other healthcare personnel. The RT supports and contributes to departmental productivity and organizational objectives by functioning as an integrated member of the respiratory care team and performs services consistent with his/her scope of licensure. The incumbent supports and exhibits behaviors consistent with the organization’s mission and values.
Essential Functions:
o Plans and administers non-medicated aerosol and humidity therapy
o Plans and administers oxygen therapy (including implementation of oxygen therapy protocol where appropriate)
o Plans and administers aerosolized medication and specialty gas therapy
o Performs airway management
o Plans and administers incentive spirometry
o Cleans and reprocesses respiratory therapy equipment
o Plans and administers bronchial hygiene and performs chest physiotherapy (including implementation of bronchial hygiene protocol where appropriate)
o Performs cardiopulmonary resuscitation and manual ventilation during resuscitation attempts and aides in rapid response calls when appropriate
o Provides patient, family, staff and physician education.
o Collects arterial blood samples for blood gas analysis
o Operates mechanical ventilators and manages ventilator settings and weaning per protocols and provider orders
o Assists in cardiopulmonary procedures
Other Functions:
o Serves as a preceptor to newly hired employees and/or respiratory therapy students
o Serves in the charge respiratory therapist role
o Assists in research projects (as directed by departmental and facility leadership
o Performs electrocardiography studies and places Holter and event monitors as assigned by facility leadership
o Provides patient, family, hospital staff and physician education as appropriate
o Complies with HIPAA privacy and security requirements to maintain confidentiality at all times
o Maintains compliance with all company policies, procedures and standards of conduct
o Performs other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications
KY License required

Preferred Qualifications

Facility Location
Kentucky’s largest city is identified by its plethora of parks and green space and its affinity for all things fun. Cheer for your favorite horse at the world famous Kentucky Derby or catch a live performance at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, one of the cultural staples of the city. Countless other museums, performing arts venues, distinguished eateries and exhilarating night-life venues make up this famous city.

Job Benefits

Allied travel assignments are typically for 13 weeks and offer generous packages that include:

  • Competitive pay rates
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401(k) and Flex Spending
  • Life Insurance
  • Accident and Short-term Disability Coverage
  • Free Continuing Education
  • Competitive Housing Deal
  • Refer a friend and earn extra cash!

About the Company

Med Travelers, an AMN Healthcare company, is the leader in allied healthcare staffing. Our relationships with numerous healthcare facilities – including hospitals, home health agencies, school systems, and long-term care facilities – enable us to offer the most current temporary therapy positions and medical imaging jobs. And our traveler customer service is among the best in the industry. AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer.  We encourage minority and female applicants to apply.

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