Title: Registered Respiratory Therapist
Duration: 13 26 Week assignment with possible extension
Vighter is recruiting Registered Respiratory Therapists to perform duties in Pennsylvania. A Respiratory Therapist, or Registered Respiratory Therapist, is responsible for monitoring and treating patients with temporary or chronic respiratory conditions like asthma, COPD, pneumonia, bronchitis or emphysema. Their duties include interviewing patients and completing diagnostic tests to determine their respiratory conditions, communicating with Physicians and Nurses to develop patient treatment plans, and administering respiratory treatments to patients based on their conditions.
Reports to :
Restores patients pulmonary function, alleviates pain, and supports life by planning and administering medically prescribed respiratory therapy.
Meets patients goals and needs and provides quality care by conducting pulmonary function tests, assessing and interpreting evaluations and test results, and determining respiratory therapy treatment plans in consultation with physicians and by prescription.
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 bronchopulmonary drainage, assisting with breathing exercises, and monitoring physiological responses to therapy, such as vital signs, arterial blood gases, and blood chemistry changes.
Directs treatments given by aides, technicians, and assistants.
Evaluates effects of respiratory therapy treatment plan by observing, noting, and evaluating patients progress and recommending adjustments and modifications.
Completes discharge planning by consulting with physicians, nurses, social workers, and other health care workers; contributing to patient care conferences.
Assures continuation of therapeutic plan following discharge by designing home exercise programs and instructing patients, families, and caregivers in home exercise programs.
Recommends and/or provides assistive equipment and outpatient or home health follow-up programs.
Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records.
Maintains patient confidence and protects hospital operations by keeping information confidential.
Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
Develops respiratory therapy staff by providing information and developing and conducting in-service training programs.
Complies with federal, state, and local legal and certification requirements by studying existing and new legislation, anticipating future legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements, and advising management on needed actions.
Associate degree with major in Respiratory Therapy
Prior intensive care environment position, to include care of respiratory needs of acutely ill patients
Valid state Respiratory Therapist license (must meet education requirement(s) for state licensure)
Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
Shall not have been convicted of a felony
Shall be able to read, write, and speak English
Shall be able to operate a personal computer utilizing Microsoft applications, such as Explorer, Outlook, Word, Excel, etc. so as to efficiently create and/or utilize an Electronic Medical Record
Two years of experience
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
Must be able to sit for more than 8 hours per day
Must be willing to work overtime if necessary
Must be able to use an elevator or walk up and down stairs
Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds and carry up to 10 feet
Must be able to routinely grasp or handle objects, use finger dexterity, bend elbows/knees and reach above and below shoulders
Must be able to read and interpret handwritten and typewritten print
Must be able to communicate by voice and detect sound by ear
Must be able to pass a criminal background investigation
Must be able to pass a urine drug screen
This is a travel assignment with an initial travel and weekly stipend allowance to cover expenses related to travel to include but not limited to: flights, lodging, and per-diem for meals.
Vighter, LLC is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law
We provide Professional Services and staffing support to US government and commercial clients around the world. Whether clients require healthcare professionals to fill clinical vacancies throughout the US or highly customized special operations tactical medical support in austere environments abroad, Vighter is there to help.
Vighter was founded on the principles of agility, customer service, and dedication to mission success. We are highly responsive to client requests and excel in dynamic environments. Our customer service approach caters not only to clients, but is also focused internally to support all of our great employees working around the world. Vighter’s dedication to overcome obstacles and achieve mission success flows throughout the organization. We are committed to exceeding our client’s expectations whenever and wherever services are required.
Our streamlined procedures to recruit quality applicants and swiftly process them through our candidate pipeline are the results of a multi-year investment into continuous improvement. The incorporation of technology allows us to execute large-scale recruiting and hiring campaigns, which fills vacancies more efficiently than ever before. Certifications such as ISO 9001 and The Joint Commission’s Healthcare Staffing Services accreditation provide clients with significant reassurances that we maintain an unwavering commitment to quality.