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MCG Health System Respiratory Therapist in Augusta, Georgia

Respiratory Therapist

Work Location: Augusta University Medical Center

Req Number: 21689

Department Name: Respiratory Care

Shift: Multiple

Position Status: Multiple

Employment Status: Multiple

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Position Description

*This position posting is designed to generate a ready pool of regular candidates. The candidates applying for this posting will be considered for vacant positions that are not visible on the posting. Please ensure you have noted all your requirements for this position on your resume and you will be considered for current positions and positions that are available in the near future with this job title. At AU Medical Center, we pride ourselves on hiring the very best employees. This job posting has been created to collect applications and resumes for those that are interested in applying to any current or future openings. In the event that your background meets the listed requirements for this position, a recruiter will transfer your application and resume to an active open position. * It is the primary responsibility of the Registered Respiratory Therapist to administer all forms of Respiratory Care to patients in accordance with physician orders and most recent clinical standards. Such care will include oxygen therapy, administration of therapeutic aerosols, pulmonary clearance techniques, arterial blood gas draws with interpretation, basic spirometry, mechanical ventilation, emergency life support procedures and airway maintenance. the therapist will also be expected to function as a work group leader and a team leader in the absence of the lead therapist and to work with patients, families and other health care professionals in a manner that supports institutional and departmental mission, vision and values

Position Requirements

Minimum Requirements (Education, Experience, Licensure, Skills): Graduate of an AMA approved Respiratory Therapy program with Associates or Baccalaureate Degree and a certification of completion. Must have current licensure to practice Respiratory Care in the state of Georgia (RCP). Other Requirements: Must be RRT or new grad CRT within one year of graduation. New grads must become RRT by first anniversary of program completion for continued employment. Clinical training in an acute care hospital or prior work experience in this setting. Must be able to provide all modes of respiratory therapy and operate all standard life support equipment. Hospital Information Systems knowledge required.

Preferred Requirements

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