Job Facility: UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center
Employment Type: Supplemental/Per Diem
What You Will Do:
Under limited supervision, the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) responsible for the assessment of general care patients including the development, evaluation and modification of the plan of care. The RRT interprets and performs simple patient care procedures specific to their area of expertise in accordance with medical staff approved protocols, physician orders and departmental policies and procedures and American Association of Respiratory Care Clinical Practice Guidelines. The RRT is a resource to hospital and departmental staff regarding alternative methodologies/procedures in solving problems directed to the Respiratory Care Department. Registered Respiratory therapists are members of the Care Team and Support Team and have accountability to function as a team to accomplish patient outcomes identified in the pathway/plan of care. Periodic supervision is exercised over other Respiratory Therapists, Technicians and students as assigned to “Senior Therapist” responsibilities. The Registered Respiratory Therapist is a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility and accountability for care given to a group of patients for a designated time frame. The RRT provides care to those patients via therapeutic use of self, the environment/technology, and other health care team members, according to established standards. Patients served include all age groups (Premature Infant through Adult-Geriatric).
What You Need to Be Successful:
High School diploma or equivalent required. Licensed by the state of Maryland as a Registered Respiratory Care Practitioner and by the National Board of Respiratory Care or registry eligible; must obtain registry one year from the date of hire or transfer into the position. Current CPR certification or obtained prior to providing direct patient care is required. Previous experience using a business office suite, such as Microsoft Office, is required. This position has been classified as high exposure risk and requires the completion of an annual respirator mask fitting.