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Rush University Medical Center Respiratory Therapist 1* - Full Time-Adults/Neo Peds, 3rd shift in Chicago, Illinois

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Respiratory Therapist 1* - Full Time-Adults/Neo Peds, 3rd shift


Respiratory Therapy




Active Regular FT (72 to 80 hours per pay period)


Respiratory Therapy

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Job Description:

Respiratory Therapist 1, Adults/Neo Peds


We are seeking an experienced, self-directed and highly motivated Full Time Respiratory Therapist to join our Respiratory Care team at Rush University Medical Center! We are offering a 6k sign-on bonus , competitive benefits, PTO, and salary. We also offer a clinical ladder, educational incentives, and tuition reimbursement. Come be a part of a double APEX award winning team at Rush University Medical Center where excellence is just the beginning.

Position Highlights:

  • The Registered Respiratory Therapist provides complex therapeutic and diagnostic procedures on the general care floors and critical care units.

  • Improves and maintains patient cardiopulmonary status through the application and administration of various protocols and evidence based medicine guidelines.

  • Continuous education offered to staff by top faculty

  • Departmental research involvement available

  • Full time, fully benefited, 12 hour shifts - Nights

Position Responsibilities:

  • Administers, monitors, and weans mechanical ventilation; makes ventilator adjustments and recommendations based on protocols, clinical and technical assessment.

  • Assesses patients clinically before and after the administration or application of any medication, procedure or device; recommends appropriate therapy including initial therapy, changes in therapy, and discontinuance of therapy.

  • Applies CPAP and BiPAP and makes recommendations based on patient compliance, response, and laboratory values.

  • Assesses patient oxygenation, ventilation, and hemodynamic status through clinical observation, patient assessment, physiologic monitoring including oximetry, capnography, ventilator waveform analysis, and cardiac output, ECG, and laboratory values; provides respiratory care interventions within the scope of the Rapid Response Team, performs CPR.

  • Performs bedside spirometry including spontaneous breathing parameters, PEFR, and other limited pulmonary function; identifies normal values for patients. Assists with bedside bronchoscopy, including micro brushing, biopsies, and cytology.

Position Qualifications Include:

  • Associate's degree in respiratory care required. Bachelor's/Master's degree in respiratory care preferred.

  • Illinois Respiratory Care Practitioner license required.

  • Registered Respiratory Therapist required. - NBRC National Board for Respiratory care

  • RT 1 must pass departmental competencies in critical care

  • BLS Healthcare Provider (CPR) certification is required within 4 weeks of hire, ACLS preferred

Company Highlights:

  • Only Double Apex Award Winner for clinical and education

  • Nationally recognized and top ranked Master's program with a generous tuition reimbursement

  • Rush was recently ranked among the top 20 hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

  • Rush was recently ranked first for Quality and Accountability among 102 leading academic medical centers in the US in a study conducted by the health care services company Vizient.

  • Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.

  • Rush offers a competitive salary, and valuable healthy living benefits including: health, dental and vision to help you maintain and improve your health. Rush also offers several ways to invest in your future.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics .