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Rush University Medical Center: Respiratory Therapist, Per Diem (Flexible Shifts)

Rush University Medical Center

This is a Full-time position in Chicago, IL posted March 29, 2021.

Job DescriptionJob Title: Respiratory Therapist, Per Diem (Flexible Shifts)* Department: Respiratory Therapy Shift: 1st Specialty: Respiratory Therapy Job Number: 2020-3191 Date Posted: 10/23/2020 Position Type: *Job Qualifications:* We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated Per Diem Registered Respiratory Therapist to join our Respiratory Care Services department at Rush University Medical Center!

General Summary: Provides simple, intermediate, and complex therapeutic and diagnostic procedures on the general care floors and special care units.

Improves and maintains patient cardiopulmonary status through the application and administration of various medications, gases, devices, and procedures.

They function independently in assigned areas.

Specializes in either adult or pediatric/neonatal specialty care and functions independently in either or both areas.

Exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures Position Responsibilities: Administers, monitors, and weans mechanical ventilation; makes ventilator adjustments and recommendations based on protocols, clinical and technical assessment.

Assesses patients clinically before and after the administration or application of any medication, procedure or device; recommends appropriate therapy including initial therapy, changes in therapy, and discontinuance of therapy.

Applies CPAP and BiPAP and makes recommendations based on patient compliance, response, and laboratory values.

Assesses patient oxygenation, ventilation, and hemodynamic status through clinical observation, patient assessment, physiologic monitoring including oximetry, capnography, ventilator waveform analysis, and cardiac output, ECG, and laboratory values; provides respiratory care interventions within the scope of the Rapid Response Team, performs CPR.

Performs bedside spirometry including spontaneous breathing parameters, PEFR, and other limited pulmonary function; identifies normal values for patients.

Assists with bedside bronchoscopy, including micro brushing, biopsies, and cytology.

Position Qualifications: Associate’s degree in respiratory care required.

Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in respiratory care preferred.

Illinois Respiratory Care Practitioner license required.

Registered Respiratory Therapist required.

RT 1 must pass departmental competencies in critical care BLS Healthcare Provider (CPR) certification prior to start date ACLS (Adult) within first 90 days from Start Date PALS (Neo/Peds) prior to start date NRP within first 90 days from Start Date (Neo/Peds) Company Highlights: Only Double Apex Award Winner for clinical and education Nationally recognized and top ranked Master’s program with a generous tuition reimbursement Rush was recently ranked among the top 20 hospitals in the nation by U.S.

News & World Report.

Rush was recently ranked first for Quality and Accountability among 102 leading academic medical centers in the US in a study conducted by the health care services company Vizient.

Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career.

Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.

Rush offers a competitive salary, and valuable healthy living benefits including: health, dental and vision to help you maintain and improve your health.

Rush also offers several ways to invest in your future.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer.

We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated Per Diem Registered Respiratory Therapist to join our Respiratory Care Services department at Rush University Medical Center!

General Summary: Provides simple, intermediate, and complex therapeutic and diagnostic procedures on the general care floors and special care units.

Improves and maintains patient cardiopulmonary status through the application and administration of various medications, gases, devices, and procedures.

They function independently in assigned areas.

Specializes in either adult or pediatric/neonatal specialty care and functions independently in either or both areas.

Exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures Position Responsibilities: Administers, monitors, and weans mechanical ventilation; makes ventilator adjustments and recommendations based on protocols, clinical and technical assessment.

Assesses patients clinically before and after the administration or application of any medication, procedure or device; recommends appropriate therapy including initial therapy, changes in therapy, and discontinuance of therapy.

Applies CPAP and BiPAP and makes recommendations based on patient compliance, response, and laboratory values.

Assesses patient oxygenation, ventilation,

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