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Registered Respiratory Therapist (NICU) NS PRN

Requisition #: 198115
Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD 21201
Category: Respiratory
Work Shift: Night Shift
Work Week: Casual (less than 20)
Weekend Work Required: Yes
Date Posted: Nov. 18, 2019

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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 enjoys 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. **SIGN-ON BONUS for experienced NICU RRT's to work the night shift who meet eligibility requirements**

Job duties:

The Registered Respiratory Therapist is responsible for providing direct patient pulmonary care in the acute hospital and to other patients of the JHMBC in accordance with JCAHO, state, hospital and department standards. Core NICU Respiratory Team primarily works in NICU and Labor & Delivery. Also supports adult care /pediatric care / and ER. Responsibilities include but not limited to all general respiratory care and some advanced care, such as ventilator management including high-frequency ventilation, Nitric Oxide, SiPAP, Nitric Oxide Therapy, 02 Therapy, Medication delivery, high-risk deliveries, with computerized documentation.

Job Status:

PRN (as needed), Night Shift

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

Work Location/Department/Unit:

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Respiratory - NICU

Job Requirements:

In order to work in Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU), a minimum of one (1) year critical care experience is required, three (3) years of critical care experience is preferred and level 3 or 4 NICU experience preferred. Work requires the knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts from an AMA / COARC approved school of Respiratory Therapy. Excellent computer skills required. Adult critical care, Pediatric critical care, and ED experience, in addition to NICU, is strongly preferred

Education Requirements:

Associates degree in respiratory therapy or closely related field, Bachelor's degree in respiratory therapy or closely related field preferred. Must be a graduate of an AMA approved school of Respiratory Therapy

License/Certification:

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.

CPR BLS is required, ACLS strongly preferred. Must obtain and maintain certification by the NBRC as a Neonatal / Pediatric Specialist (NPS) within one (1) year of hire date and all certifications remain current during employment.

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