Nov 11, 2021

Travel Respiratory Therapist

  • Vighter LLC
  • Erie, PA, USA
Health Care Professional Services Program Management

Job Description

Position Description:

Title: Registered Respiratory Therapist

Location: Pennsylvania

Duration: 13 26 Week assignment with possible extension

Job Summary:

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 :

Project Manager

Principle Accountabilities:
  • 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.


Qualifications :
  • 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)
  • Current BLS


Other Qualifications:
  • 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


Experience:
  • 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


Travel:
  • 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

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PA

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