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Location: Glen Burnie, Maryland
Internal Number: REF17096F
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).
All employees are responsible for extending the mission and values of Baltimore Washington Medical Center by dedicating oneself to providing the highest quality healthcare services to the communities we serve.
Reports to Manager of Respiratory Care and Pulmonary Rehabilitation or his/her designee. Job requires limited level of supervision.
Experience the highest level of appreciation at UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center -- named Top Workplace in the Baltimore area by The Baltimore Sun two years in a row (2019 & 2020); Top Workplace in the USA for 2021! As part of the acclaimed University of Maryland Medical System, our facility is one of three ANCC Pathway to Excellence(r) designated hospitals in Maryland. UM BWMC features one of the state's busiest emergency departments, as well as a team of experts who care for our community and one another. The University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UMBWMC) provides the highest quality health care services to the communities we serve. Our medical center is home to leading-edge technology, nationally recognized quality, personalized service and outstanding people. We have 285 licensed beds and we're home to 3,200 employees and over 800 physicians. Our expert physicians and experienced, compassionate staff are connected to medical practices in the local community as well as at University of Maryland Medical Center in downtown Baltimore. For patients, this means access to high-quality care and research discoveries aimed at improving Maryland's health. Our physicians and nursing staff specialize in emergency, acute, medical-surgical and critical care. In addition, our medical center is home to many Centers of Excellence, offering expert outpatient health care.
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.
Works inside a clean, well-lighted environment. May be exposed to frequent interruptions and multiple crisis situations. May be physically or verbally abused by patients. Expected to work on rotating shifts including weekends and holidays as necessary. Potential for regular exposure to communicable diseases and hazardous materials, requiring the observance of Standard (Universal) Precautions and safe handling practices. This position has been classified as high exposure risk and requires the completion of an annual respirator mask fitting.
Physical Requirements (per eight hour shift)
Standing, sitting, ascending/descending stairs and walking is required 0 - 8 hours per shift. Involved heavy lifting, carrying, push on rollers up to 200 lbs. and pulling in excess of 100 lbs. 0 - 3 hours per shift in accordance with Safe Patient Lifting policy. Manual dexterity for operating equipment which includes reaching for, fingering, grasping and handling equipment/supplies 0 - 5 hours per shift. Requires hearing/listening to differentiate sounds 0 - 5 hours per shift. Visual acuity is necessary to read labels, charts, and documents and use various instruments 0 - 8 hours per shift
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