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Respiratory Therapist - PRN

Requisition #: 1617
Location: Johns Hopkins Intrastaff, Baltimore, MD 21201
Category: Allied Health/Clinical Professional
Work Week: Temporary Per Diem
Weekend Work Required: No
Date Posted: Nov. 20, 2019

Johns Hopkins Intrastaff is the internal staffing agency for the Johns Hopkins Health System and partner hospitals, providing temporary support to a variety of the Johns Hopkins locations. Our employees are the strength of our service.  Intrastaff is unique because it's one of the very few agencies where a person has the benefit of being a temporary employee and also feels like a member of a large organization. Working at Hopkins means joining a culturally diverse team that includes some of the best nurses, physicians and allied health professionals in the world. Directly or indirectly, you'll have exposure to cutting-edge technology and groundbreaking medical research.

Under general supervision, sets up, operates and maintains oxygen and other therapeutic gas and mist inhalation equipment and mechanical ventilation equipment in order to administer prescribed doses of medical gases and aerosolized drugs to patients with cardiopulmonary disease.  Assists clinical technical staff in resolving clinical problems.   Performs all duties that are required of the Respiratory Care Practitioner.

Night Shift coverage needed  (7p - 7a).   

Requirements:

Responsible for the administration of all Respiratory Care modalities that include the following: 

  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Airway management
  • Bronchopulmonary hygiene techniques
  • Endo tracheal and deep tracheal suctioning

Completes all department records to assure that billing documentation and equipment utilization are accurate and up to date.  

Documents in the patient record.  

Participates in and assists in the development of special projects and research activities as appropriate.  

Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent.  After July 1, 1998 graduation from a Registered Respiratory Therapy Program approved by the Joint Review Committee for the Certification of Respiratory Therapy Education Programs (JRCRTE)

Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) and Maryland license are required.  CPR/BLS required.  ACLS/ PALS/ NRP preferred.   

Must have knowledge of respiratory care and related equipment as gained in a JRCRTE approved respiratory care program and 3-6 months of experience. 

Recent hospital experience is required.  

Requires the aptitude to be trained and the knowledge to apply all equipment used in respiratory care. 

Proficiency in the use and clinical application of equipment includes the following: mechanical ventilators, extra corporeal membrane oxygenation systems (ECMO) surfactant administration; jet and oscillation ventilation equipment; all nebulization; oxygen, mixed gas systems and administration, positive and negative pressure apparatus cardio pulmonary resuscitation airway management systems and equipment and any appropriate equipment used to treat patients with cardio-pulmonary diseases.

In age-specific populations, must be familiar with particular patient populations to which the RRT is assigned.  

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

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