Rush University Medical Center  Respiratory Therapist 1 in Chicago, Illinois

Job Title: Respiratory Therapist 1

Department:

Shift: 3rd

Full/Part: Active Regular FT (72 to 80 hours per pay period)

Specialty: Respiratory Therapy

Job Number: 2018-3624

Job Description:

Respiratory Therapist 1 –

We are seeking an experience, self-directed and highly motivated Adult Critical Care Respiratory Therapist to join our Respiratory Therapy team at Rush University Medical Center!

Position Highlights:

  • The Registered Respiratory Therapist 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

  • Full time, fully benefited, 12 hour shifts – DAYS

Position Responsibilities:

  • Administers, monitors, and weans mechanical ventilation; makes ventilator recommendations based on clinical assessment, technical assessment, and laboratory values; manages airways.

  • Administers bronchial hygiene and treatment procedures including aerosol therapies, chest physical therapy, and therapeutic gas administration; analyzes gases where applicable; procures and delivers gases using central piping systems and gas cylinders.

  • 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.

Position Qualifications Include:

  • Associate’s degree in respiratory care required. Bachelor’s degree in respiratory care preferred.

  • Illinois Respiratory Care Practitioner license required.

  • Registered Respiratory Therapist certification required.

  • Therapist 1 must pass departmental competencies in critical care

  • BLS Healthcare Provider (CPR) certification is required within 4 weeks of hire, ACLS preferred

Company Highlights:

  • 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.

  • Leading academic medical center, acute care hospital w/ 664 licensed beds.

  • Ranked among the top 20 best places to work in healthcare by Indeed.

  • 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 ranked fifth for Quality and Accountability among 102 leading academic medical centers in the United States in a study conducted by the health care services company Vizient.

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.