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Travel Respiratory Therapist

Phoenix, Arizona 85054

Job ID: 11489 Category: Health

Job Description

Receives direction from Team Leads, Supervisor, Director and Medical Director. Works cooperatively with patients, family members, physicians, and all allied health and support staff. Interacts professionally with all individuals, treats them with dignity and respect.

The Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) with our Client Hospital provides assessment, treatment and monitoring of hospital patients with cardiopulmonary compromise and provides support for the equipment necessary for the care of these patients. The RRT conducts a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and is a technical and educational resource for patients, family members, and other members of the patient care team. The RRT participates in the Hospital Respiratory Consult Service providing specialized assessment and treatment determination. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, general floor assignments, critical care, bronchoscopy assists, emergency room, code team, ECGs and more. The RRT must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development of the life span. The ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and appropriately interpret information relative to the patient's age-specific needs is required.  

Minimum Education and/or Experience Required: (Education Requirements and Experience):

  • Graduation from an accredited program of study in Respiratory Therapy required.

 

Additional Experience and/or Qualifications: (Has Achieved Competency in the Following Areas, Job Knowledge and Additional Considerations):

  • Hospital experience preferred. Must have completed all respiratory critical care competencies in addition to hospital floor competencies.
  • Must be flexible to work hospital hours including weekends, holidays, and rotating on-call schedule when needed.
  • Must be able to adapt well and calmly to unpredictable situations in all hospital care settings.
  • Must have effective interpersonal skills, strong patient assessment skills, and strong computer skills.

 

Licensure/Certification Required:

  • Current Arizona Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) License required.
  • Must be credentialed through the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) or Canadian Board of Respiratory Care (CBRC) as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT).
  • Basic Life Support Certification is required upon hire and must be valid for 90 days or greater from start date.
  • Maintains Basic Life Support (BLS) Competency. ACLS education must be completed within one year of hire and maintained thereafter.
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