Per Diem Respiratory Therapist

MedStar Health
Washington, DC
May 17, 2018
May 21, 2018
Full Time
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is a not-for-profit, acute-care teaching and research hospital with 609 beds located in Northwest Washington, DC Founded in the Jesuit principle of cura personalis caring for the whole personMedStar Georgetown is committed to offering a variety of innovative diagnostic and treatment options within a trusting and compassionate environment. MedStar Georgetowns centers of excellence include neurosciences, transplant, cancer and gastroenterology. Along with Magnet nurses, internationally recognized physicians, advanced research and cutting-edge technologies, MedStar Georgetowns healthcare professionals have a reputation for medical excellence and leadership. General Summaryof Position: The incumbent in this position is a per diem Registered Respiratory Care Practitioner who provides all types of respiratory service, care, therapy, and treatments to patients. The incumbent in this position aids in the diagnosis of disease states; and specializes in the evaluation, treatment, and care of patients with cardio-respiratory abnormalities and deficiencies. The incumbent treats and cares for patients from premature infants to geriatrics with specialized and various types of equipment. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures and standards. Qualifications: Associate's degree from an accredited two year associate degree program in respiratory care required, Bachelor's degree preferred. Registry from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). One year clinical experience in respiratory care including experience in intensive care units. Working knowledge of human respiratory anatomy, physiology and pathology as related to respiratory care. Knowledge of the operation of respiratory care equipment and its application in a clinical setting. The ability to assess hazardous conditions related to respiratory care and take corrective action. The ability to work with patients from premature infants to geriatrics. About MedStar HealthMedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, DC, 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.

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