Senior Registered Respiratory Therapist, Respiratory Therapy, Night Shift

Job Description

Senior Registered Respiratory Therapist, Night Shift, Respiratory Therapy Department

UC Health is hiring a part-time Senior Registered Respiratory Therapist for the respiratory therapy department for the night shift at University of Cincinnati Medical Center. We're offering a $5,000 sign-on bonus!

The Senior 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, and is in charge for the shift, i.e., making out assignments, handling staffing issues and responding to personnel issues.

About University of Cincinnati Medical Center

As part of the Clifton Campus of UC Health, Greater Cincinnati's academic health system, University of Cincinnati Medical Center has served Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for nearly 200 years. Each year, hundreds of thousands of patients receive care from our world-renowned clinicians and care team. Our experts utilize the most advanced medical knowledge and technology available, providing a level of specialty and subspecialty medical care that is not available anywhere else in Greater Cincinnati.

UC Medical Center is also home to medical breakthroughs- our physician experts conduct basic, translational and clinical research, leading to new therapies and care protocols, and connecting patients to the latest and most advanced treatments. UC Medical Center houses Greater Cincinnati's only Level I adult trauma center, which includes the right mix of specialist and medical resources available at a moment's notice for a wide variety of the most complex medical conditions and injuries.

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.
  • Educates patients on their disease state, wellness, and home care modalities. 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
  • Trach Care


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 and 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.
  • Minimum Required: 3 - 5 Years equivalent experience
  • Preferred: 6 - 10 Years equivalent experience

Join our team as a Senior 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.

Join our team to BE UC Health. Be Extraordinary. Be Supported. Be Hope. Apply Today!

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.

At UC Health, we're proud to have the best and brightest teams and clinicians collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.

UC Health is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of employment.