Sr. Respiratory Therapist-F/T-Nights-Pulmonary (UTower)
Job location: Miami, FL
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-02-15
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The University of Miami Health Systems has an exciting opportunity for a Sr. Respiratory Therapist in the Pulmonary Department. The Senior Respiratory Therapist works as part of a team of physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to manage patient care by using a variety of testing techniques. Additionally, the incumbent assists doctors in cardiac and pulmonary research and facilitates the diagnosis of respiratory disorders. Conducts tests, such as electrocardiograms, stress testing, and lung capacity tests to evaluate patients' cardiopulmonary functions. Performs bronchopulmonary drainage and assists or instructs patients in the performance of breathing exercises. Sets up and operates devices, such as mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration apparatus, environmental control systems, and aerosol generators, following specified parameters of treatment. Reads prescription, measures arterial blood gases, and reviews patient information to assess patient’s condition. Determines requirements for treatment, such as type, method, and duration of therapy, precautions to be taken, and medication and dosages. Explains treatment procedures to patients to gain cooperation and allay fears. Educates patients and their families about their conditions and teaches them appropriate disease management techniques, such as breathing exercises and the use of medications and respiratory equipment. Monitors patient's physiological responses to therapy such as vital signs and blood chemistry changes, and consults with physician if adverse reactions occur. Maintains charts that contain patients' pertinent identification and therapy information. Inspects, cleans, tests, and maintains respiratory therapy equipment to ensure equipment is functioning safely and efficiently. Supervises, teaches, and trains students, respiratory therapy technicians, and assistants. Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.
Education/Credentials/License and Certifications
- 2 Year College Degree
- 2 Year Program in Respiratory Therapy Associate of Science
- Current Florida State License at the CRT Level
- Current Basic Life Support Certification
- Current Advance Cardiac Life Support certification
Must have a minimum of 3 years of critical care experience.
The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.
UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.
Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.
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