Intrastaff

  • Respiratory Therapist (DC) - PRN

    Job Locations US-DC-Washington
    Job ID
    2018-1519
    Facility
    Sibley Memorial Hospital
    Category
    Clinical
    Type
    Temporary - Per Diem
  • Overview

    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.

    Sibley Memorial Hospital is seeking Respiratory Therapists for PRN shifts in Adult Respiratory Care.  Must have DC Respiratory license and either CRT or RRT.   

    Both 12- and 8-hour shifts are available for days/eves/nights.   

     

     

      

    Responsibilities

    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.

     

     

    Responsible for the administration of all respiratory care modalities that include the following:

    • mechanical ventilation
    • oxygen therapy
    • airway management
    • Bronchopulmonary hygiene techniques
    • endotracheal and deep tracheal suctioning

     

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

     

    Documents in the patient record.

     

     

    Qualifications

     

    Education: Associates Degree in Respiratory Care required. Graduation from a Registered Respiratory Therapy Program approved by the Council For The Accreditation Of Respiratory Care Education (CoARC). Bachelor’s degree in Respiratory Care or other approved bachelor’s degree preferred.



    Knowledge:

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

     

     

     

    CRT or RRT required.   D.C. Respiratory License Required. BLS required.   

     

     

     

     

      

     

     

     

    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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