Respiratory Therapist - Reg

Baltimore, MD
Aug 21, 2019
Aug 26, 2019
Full Time
We Are Hiring Respiratory Therapist - Reg - Respiratory Therapy 001 - PRN, Rotating - St Agnes Hospital-Baltimore MD - Baltimore, MDWhy Join Ascension? Saint Agnes Healthcare serves the greater Baltimore area and employs more than 3,000 associates. Saint Agnes offers a full range of services through its operation of a 254-bed, full-service teaching hospital, Saint Agnes Medical Group, Seton Imaging Center, and Saint Agnes Foundation. Partnerships throughout the community have positioned Saint Agnes to provide support to individuals when and where they need it most. Saint Agnes strives to ensure the vitality and health of the community.Saint Agnes Healthcare is part of Ascension, a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the US, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially those most in need. In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.What You Will Do As an Associate with St. Agnes Healthcare-MD, you will have the opportunity toProvides evaluation of and care for patients with respiratory insufficiencies.Responsibilities:Assesses patient for appropriate type and frequency of treatment and develops a plan of care based on diagnosis. Implements and monitors patient care plan. Monitors, records and communicates patient condition. Performs advanced respiratory care modalities.Evaluates respiratory practice, administration of medications, and treatment based on patient outcomes.Educates the patient and family about the health condition and provides information about community support groups and other available programs.Other duties as assigned.Reviews and evaluates physician orders and prioritizes respiratory care procedures in critical and non-critical care areas. Performs assessments with consideration of patients age specific needs. Monitors and assesses patient response, adjusts therapy as indicated, and takes appropriate actions in accordance with departmental guidelines to address adverse reactions as required. Performs all Respiratory Care Protocols as defined by the Policies and Procedures.Gives concise, knowledgeable shift change report to include current status of patients, diagnosis, treatment modalities, any concerns or problems and any education needs. Participates in interdisciplinary patient planning rounds and patient care conferences.Participates in activities to maintain a high degree of clinical skills and knowledge. Completes all assigned competencies, attend department in-services and training programs, and assists with the orientation and education of skilled and non-skilled health care personnel, patients and care givers.Utilizing independent judgment, performs respiratory procedures (at a minimum of 600 work units per 12 hours) for critical and non-critical care patients of all ages. Procedures include all diagnostic, therapeutic and educational procedures within the scope of practice as outlined in the departments Policy and Procedure Manual. Acts as a lead practitioner when teamed with a CRT practitioner. Recommends therapies to physicians.What You Will Need Licenses/Certifications/Registration:Required Credential(s): CertifiedA' Advanced Life SupportA' specializing inA' Health Service ProviderA' credentialed from theA' National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)A' obtained withinA' 6 Months (180 days)A' of hire date or job transfer date.A' CertifiedA' BLS ProviderA' specializing inA' Health Service ProviderA' credentialed from theA' National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)A' obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.A' Or military CPR-First Aid training.RegisteredA' Respiratory TherapistA' credentialed from theA' National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)A' obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.A' LicensedA' Respiratory TherapistA' credentialed from theA' Maryland Board of PhysiciansA' obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.A' Education:Associate DegreeA' Required: AA degree in a AMA accredited program of Respiratory TherapyPreferred: Bachelor Level Degree (BLD)Work Experience:Preferred: One year of critical care experience in all areas.Equal Employment Opportunity We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.A' As an equal opportunity employer, Saint Agnes Hospital does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, mental or physical disability, marital status, veterans status, military service, or any other legally protected status.A' Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from Jobble

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