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Location: Glen Burnie, Maryland
Internal Number: REF12683K
Under limited supervision, the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) responsible for the assessment of general care patients including the development, evaluation and modification of the plan of care. The RRT interprets and performs simple patient care procedures specific to their area of expertise in accordance with medical staff approved protocols, physician orders and departmental policies and procedures and American Association of Respiratory Care Clinical Practice Guidelines. The RRT is a resource to hospital and departmental staff regarding alternative methodologies/procedures in solving problems directed to the Respiratory Care Department. Registered Respiratory therapists are members of the Care Team and Support Team and have accountability to function as a team to accomplish patient outcomes identified in the pathway/plan of care. Periodic supervision is exercised over other Respiratory Therapists, Technicians and students as assigned to "Senior Therapist" responsibilities. The Registered Respiratory Therapist is a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility and accountability for care given to a group of patients for a designated time frame. The RRT provides care to those patients via therapeutic use of self, the environment/technology, and other health care team members, according to established standards. Patients served include all age groups (Premature Infant through Adult-Geriatric).
THE MEDICAL HEART OF MARYLAND
Treating over 330,000 patients every year, the University of Maryland Medical Center is at the vital core of Maryland's health care system and community. We're known for our prestigious expertise in innovative research and education, along with the talented staff and advanced centers that make it all possible. The R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, the world's first center dedicated to trauma, treats more than 7,500 critically injured patients a year with an incredible 97 percent survival rate. We also have one of the nation's largest kidney and pancreas transplant programs at The Joseph and Corinne Schwartz Division of Transplantation, home to Maryland's first steroid-free protocol and pancreas/kidney transplant. From our National Cancer Institute-designated UM Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center to The University of Maryland's Children's Hospital, one of the largest pediatric centers in the state, we are dedicated to saving and transforming lives.
High School diploma or equivalent required. Licensed by the state of Maryland as a Registered Respiratory Care Practitioner and by the National Board of Respiratory Care or registry eligible; must obtain registry one year from the date of hire or transfer into the position. Current CPR certification or obtained prior to providing direct patient care is required. Previous experience using a business office suite, such as Microsoft Office, is required.
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