University of Miami Respiratory Therapist 2 (U), FT, $10,000 Sign-On Bonus in Miami, Florida
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The Department of Pulmonary Medicine has an exciting opportunity for a Full-time Respiratory Therapist 2 (U) to work in the UHealth Towers. The Respiratory Therapist 2 (U) works as part of a team of physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to manage patient care by using a variety of testing techniques. Additionally, the incumbent assists doctors in cardiac and pulmonary research and facilitates the diagnosis of respiratory disorders.
Conducts tests, such as electrocardiograms, stress testing, and lung capacity tests to evaluate patients' cardiopulmonary functions.
Performs bronchopulmonary drainage and assists or instructs patients in the performance of breathing exercises.
Sets up and operates devices, such as mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration apparatus, environmental control systems, and aerosol generators, following specified parameters of treatment.
Reads prescription, measures arterial blood gases, and reviews patient information to assess patient’s condition.
Determines requirements for treatment, such as type, method, and duration of therapy, precautions to be taken, and medication and dosages.
Explains treatment procedures to patients to gain cooperation and allay fears.
Educates patients and their families about their conditions and teaches them appropriate disease management techniques, such as breathing exercises and the use of medications and respiratory equipment.
Monitors patient's physiological responses to therapy such as vital signs and blood chemistry changes, and consults with physician if adverse reactions occur.
Maintains charts that contain patients' pertinent identification and therapy information.
Inspects, cleans, tests, and maintains respiratory therapy equipment to ensure equipment is functioning safely and efficiently.
Supervises, teaches, and trains students, respiratory therapy technicians, and assistants.
Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.
This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.
High School diploma or equivalent
Minimum 3 years of relevant experience
Certification in relevant specialty or field
Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:
Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.
Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work under pressure while meeting deadlines.
Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion.
Ability to work evenings, nights, and weekends as necessary.
Commitment to the University’s core values.
Ability to work independently and/or in a collaborative environment.
Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience and/or certifications may be considered.
The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.
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