Respiratory Therapist Reg

MedStar Union Memorial Hospital Baltimore, MD

About the Job

  • Job Summary
    • Functions as a resource for departmental staff. Provides consultation for clinical problem solving.Communicates issues to physicians, nurses, or other departmental staff members.
  • Minimum Qualifications
    • Education/Training
      • Associate's degree.
    • Experience
      • No experience required.
    • License/Certification/Registration
      • NBRC Registered Respiratory Therapist; valid license in the State of Maryland. NICU Therapist - NBRC registry preferred; NBRC Pediatric/Neonatal specialty preferred; Neonatal ResuscitationProgram preferred.
    • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
      • Verbal and written communication skills. Basic computer skills preferred.
  • Primary Duties and Responsibilities
    • Accurately charges for all departmental services in the computer system according to hospital policy and procedure.
    • Administers drugs per departmental policy and procedure, monitors adverse side effects, and initiates appropriate protocol/response. Utilizes departmental approved protocols.
    • Attends all departmental required in-services and 50% of staff meetings. Attends all You First Forums.
    • Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.
    • Demonstrates the ability to recognize and troubleshoot basic problems on all equipment used in any procedure. Demonstrates the ability to perform calibrations on all testing equipment and maintains appropriate records. Maintains Quality Control procedures and records according to department policy and procedure.
    • Maintains the ability to perform per departmental standards the following diagnostic/therapeutic modalities: SaO2 monitoring/trending, apnea monitoring, capnography monitoring/trending, weaning parameters, BIPAP/CPAP, and performs clinical/diagnostic cardiopulmonary skills. Maintains the ability to utilize all departmental ventilators with current modalities.
    • Participates in departmental orientation of new associates.
    • Performs basic CPR, institutes fire plan, and participates in disaster plan initiation. Adheres to departmental/hospital infection control policies (standard precautions, equipment change policy, etc.) and attends all hospital and regulatory agency in-services.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
    • Provides didactic and clinical instruction of cardiopulmonary personnel in the policy and procedure of cardiopulmonary care to ensure adequate knowledge and clinical skills.
    • Provides patient education and performs patient assessment according to hospital guidelines. Evaluates outcomes of all Respiratory Care interventions and reports all variances from accepted standard to appropriate hospital personnel and Cardiopulmonary management.
    • Selects, reviews, obtains, and performs per departmental standards the following clinical skills: oxygen/aerosol/humidity therapy, IPPB, ultrasonic nebulizer, bronchial hygiene (chest physiotherapy, suctioning), arterial puncture/capillary sticks, and intubation/extubation/airway care.
    • Serves as a clinical resource for medical and nursing staff, ancillary departments, and cardiopulmonary staff.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.