Registered Respiratory Therapist, Respiratory Therapy, Flex Shift

Job Description

Registered Respiratory Therapist, 12 Hour Flex Shift, Respiratory Therapy Department

UC Health is hiring a full-time Registered Respiratory Therapist for the respiratory therapy department for a flex shift at West Chester Hospital. We're offering a $10,000 sign-on bonus!

The Registered Respiratory Therapist delivers critical and non-critical patient care services to all age groups using selected invasive and noninvasive techniques related to the cardiopulmonary system. Provides respiratory care predominately in critical care areas. Is in charge for the shift i.e., making out assignments, handles staffing issues, responding to personnel issues, and responsible for other duties as assigned.

About West Chester Hospital

West Chester Hospital provides its patients with access to the region's largest group of specialized physicians and medical providers. With a reputation for providing outstanding patient experiences and quality medical care, the hospital consistently ranks amongst the top 5% in the nation.

West Chester Hospital provides a Level III Trauma Center that delivers superior emergency and critical care, and a certified Primary Stroke Center that provides access to the subspecialty care at the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute. West Chester Hospital has also achieved Magnet Recognition for excellence in nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center® (ANCC), and the hospital is routinely ranked among the best places to work in Ohio and Greater Cincinnati.

Responsibilities

Job Responsibilities
  • Engages in population appropriate communication. Has knowledge of growth and development milestones and tasks. Gives clear instructions to patients/family regarding treatment. Involves family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment and continuing care of the patient.
  • Identifies any physical limitations of the patient and deploys intervention when necessary. Recognizes and responds appropriately to patients/families with behavioral health problems. Interprets population related data and plans care appropriately. Identifies and responds appropriately to different needs resulting from, unique psychological needs or those associated with religious / cultural norms.
  • Performs treatments, administers medication or operates equipment safely. Recognizes and responds to signs/symptoms of abuse or neglect.
  • Performs and monitors patient progress and response to service. Assess patients and makes appropriate recommendations based on outcomes with regard to therapeutic interventions. Performs invasive and non-invasive therapeutic/diagnostic modalities. Procedure/services performed are according to department policy and procedure.
  • Correctly records all information in the patient legal record and maintains department records. Hand-off of care performed using SBAR Model.
  • Educates patients on their disease state, wellness, home care modalities and safety. Functions as a preceptor (works to provide a meaningful learning experience for orientees/students).
  • Applies technical knowledge to consult with physician with regard to cardiopulmonary status. Acts as a resource. Supportive of leadership initiatives.

Listed below are the main services provided:
  • Clinical Assessment
  • Ventilator Care, BiPAP, CPAP
  • Ventilator Transport, internal and external to the organization
  • Hemodynamic Monitoring
  • Arterial Line Insertion
  • Arterial Blood Gas Puncture and Sampling
  • Intubation
  • Assistance with Bronchoscopy and Bedside Trach Insertion
  • Bronchoalveolar Lavage Sampling (BAL/PAL)
  • Point of Care Analysis
  • Cardiac Resuscitation, Respiratory Arrest, and Airway Management
  • Assist with Research and Student Education
  • Medical Gas Therapy
  • Continuous and Intermittent Aerosolized Medication Therapy
  • Incentive Spirometry
  • Autogenic Drainage
  • PEP Therapy
  • Flutter Therapy
  • Percussion and Postural Drainage
  • High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation Therapy
  • Ultrasonic Nebulizer
  • Oximetry, Transcutaneous and End Tidal CO2 Monitoring
  • Suctioning
  • In-Exsufflator Therapy
  • Nocturnal Pulse Oximetry
  • Interpulmonary Percussive Ventilation
  • Pulmonary Function Studies
  • Breathing Retraining Techniques and Exercises
  • Sputum Specimen Collection
  • EzPAP Pulmonary Expansion Therapy
  • Mast Trousers
  • Assist with Passy Muir Speaking Valve Usage
  • Room Air Challenge for Neonates
  • Surfactant Administration
  • Insertion of Orogastric Tubes for Neonates
  • EKGs


Qualifications

Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Graduate of a two or four-year AMA approved Respiratory Therapy program with RRT credentials.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the growth and developmental needs of adolescent, adult, and older adult/geriatric client populations, the necessary clinical and technical skills to provide care for medically complex clients with chronic illnesses and physical disabilities. Assumes charge therapist responsibilities in the absence of a Lead Therapist.
  • Currently licensed to practice as a Respiratory Care Practitioner in the State of Ohio. BLS required, ACLS desired.

Join our team as a Registered Respiratory Therapist in our respiratory therapy department and work alongside the best and brightest clinical teams collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

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About UC Health

UC Health is an integrated academic health system serving Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching-a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations. Members of UC Health include: UC Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living, University of Cincinnati Physicians and UC Health Ambulatory Services (with more than 900 board-certified clinicians and surgeons), Lindner Center of HOPE and several specialized institutes including: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction. Learn more at uchealth.com.