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Registered Respiratory Therapist (Acute) NS

Requisition #: 190977
Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD 21201
Category: Respiratory
Work Shift: Night Shift
Work Week: Full Time Nursing (36 hours)
Weekend Work Required: Yes
Date Posted: Aug. 6, 2019

Johns Hopkins Health System employs more than 20,000 people annually. Upon joining Johns Hopkins Health System, you become part of a diverse organization dedicated to its patients, their families, and the community we serve, as well as to our employees. Career opportunities are available in academic and community hospital settings, home care services, physician practices, international affiliate locations and in the health insurance industry. If you share in our vision, mission and values and also have exceptional customer service and technical skills, we invite you to join those who are leaders and innovators in the healthcare field.

Respiratory Therapists at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center work in four core teams:

  • Main Hospital-Acute Care Adults and Pediatrics, which includes five separate adult ICUs (medical, cardiac, surgical, neuro, burn); adult ED and Peds/Peds ED; member of code, rapid response and trauma teams
  • Neonatal-NICU team
  • Specialty Hospital-Vent Rehab team
  • Pulmonary Rehab.

Our therapists: offer high quality care with an interdisciplinary team approach. Highlights include multidisciplinary rounds, jet ventilation and nitric oxide therapy in the NICU, ICU protocols, Peds Asthma protocol, undiluted bronchodilator continuous nebulizer therapy using vibrating mesh technology, ICU JHB-RBRS (respiratory bounce back risk score) assessments, State Asthma Camp involvement, and other community benefit activities throughout the year.

We offer: a comprehensive structured orientation, including extended orientation for new grads. After orientation completion, our staff enjoy a self-scheduling process to assist with work-life balance. Staff appreciate the strong support from leadership, dept.-sponsored annual CEU conferences, recognition awards, and value a work environment comprised of close working relationships with each other and the multidisciplinary team.

Job duties:

The Registered Respiratory Therapist is responsible for providing direct patient respiratory care treatments, and assisting in evaluating patients with respiratory illness. Include but not limited to: Respiratory therapy in various critical care units, general respiratory care, emergency room, ventilator management, CPAP/BIPAP, 02 Therapy, CPT, Aerosolized medications, CPR/code team, and computerized documentation.

Job Status:

Full Time, 36 hours per week

7:00pm-7:30am, weekend work required, on-call required

Work Location/Department/Unit:

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Respiratory Adult Care

Job Requirements:

  • A minimum of six (6) months of previous experience. Minimum of 1 year critical care preferred (may include clinical rotation experience if new grad.
  • ABG experience highly desirable.

Education Requirements:

  • Associates degree in respiratory therapy or closely related field is required Must be a graduate of an AMA approved school of Respiratory Therapy
  • Must have current AHA Basic Life Support (BLS). Must obtain Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification within 1 year of hire date and remain current during employment.


  • Registration by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) is required. Must be licensed by the Maryland State Board of Physician Quality Assurance.

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