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Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)

Company: Sigma
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

ASC-25400 - Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) - Baltimore, MD - 13 Weeks Contract

Sigma healthcare team is looking for an experienced Registered Respiratory Therapist for our client's hospital in Baltimore.

Shift :19:00 - 07:30


  • Registered Respiratory Therapists (RRTs) deliver respiratory therapy care and life support to patients with deficiencies and abnormalities of the cardiopulmonary system.
    Respiratory Therapists provide care to patients based on the application of scientific respiratory therapy principles. Responsibilities of the Respiratory Therapist include (but are not limited to):
    • Sets up and operates devices, such as mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration apparatus, environmental control systems, and aerosol generators, following specified parameters of treatment.
    • Provides emergency care, including artificial respiration, external cardiac massage and assistance with cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
    • Determines requirements for treatment, such as type, method and duration of therapy, precautions to be taken, and medication and dosages.
    • Monitors patient's physiological responses to therapy, such as vital signs, arterial blood gases, and blood chemistry changes, and consult with physician if adverse reactions occur.
    • Performs pulmonary function and adjust equipment to obtain optimum results in therapy.
    • Performs bronchopulmonary drainage and assist or instruct patients in performance of breathing exercises.
    • Conducts tests, such as EKGs, stress testing, and lung capacity tests.
    • Educates patients and their families about their conditions and teaches appropriate disease management techniques, such as breathing exercises and the use of medications and respiratory equipment.
    • Maintains charts that contain patients' pertinent identification and therapy information, in a neat and timely fashion.
    • Performs other position-related duties as assigned, depending on assignment setting. Requirements:
      • Graduate of an accredited RT program.
      • Must have an RRT and an RCP.
      • Recent critical care and ventilator experience.
      • Minimum of 3 years of continuous experience.
      • Federal and State required credentials are current and on file
      • Cognitive skills as related to the position.

Keywords: Sigma, Baltimore , Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT), Healthcare , Baltimore, Maryland

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