Upper Chesapeake Health Registered Respiratory Therapist in Bel Air, Maryland
JOB SUMMARY: Under administrative direction, provides direct and indirect care to patients, to include diagnostic testing, treatment with pharmacologic agents, administration of oxygen and other gas mixtures, and various therapeutic respiratory modalities for improvement of disease processes involving the lungs and the cardiovascular system. Care is delivered in a scientific, contemporary manner consistent with the disease state, cognitive abilities and age of the patient. Provides care to patient populations of all stages of life, from neonate to the geriatric patient population. Performs job tasks in the ambulatory care as well as the inpatient acute care setting. As part of a multidisciplinary team, participates in daily rounds with patients to assure care and treatment is delivered consistent with the patient’s established plan of care. Provides safe and efficient care that is focused on the patient and family centered care model and in accordance with core measures, national patient safety goals, and environment of care standards.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Education & Training : Completion of an AMA-approved course of study in Respiratory Care. Current NBRC registration as a Registered Respiratory Therapist and current license by the State of Maryland as a Respiratory Care Practitioner as required by law. Certification in BCLS required upon hire. ACLS is required within 12 months of hire. Certification in NRP preferred at UM UCMC and UM HMH. Competency in intubation is required at UM HMH and must be acquired within 3 months of hire. Intubation is optional at UM UCMC. UM UCMC team members may work at UM HMH without intubation requirement for short-term work assignments.
Work Orientation & Experience: A minimum of one year acute care experience within the past three years highly preferred. The incumbent may require up to one (1) month of orientation or mentorship to gain specific competency to perform the job.