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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

Summary:

  • Registered Respiratory Therapists (RRTs) deliver respiratory therapy care and life support to patients with deficiencies and abnormalities of the cardiopulmonary system.
    Responsibilities:
    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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