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Registered Respiratory Therapist, RRT, Full Time, Nights at The University of Chicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial

Registered Respiratory Therapist, RRT, Full Time, Nights

The University of Chicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial Harvey, IL Full-Time

Job Description

Be a part of a world-class academic healthcare system at UChicago Medicine, Ingalls Memorial Hospital as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) at our Harvey, Illinois location.  In this role, you will work with physicians/nursing to access, implement, and perform respiratory care procedures for our patients.

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Under the direction of the Director and/or Supervisor of Respiratory Care Services, the Respiratory Therapist is responsible for the coordination of and performing direct respiratory care for patients, utilizing concepts of respiratory care practices for all patient age groups of neonatal through adult as specified by respiratory care policy and procedures. They will serve as a resource, preceptor, and mentor for other health care professionals. They will demonstrate skills and the knowledge necessary to provide respiratory care procedures.

Essential Job Functions

  • Maintains departmental productivity and efficient operation of the department per established standards.
  • Exhibits timely, satisfactorily completion of patient assignment with minimal assistance.
  • Incurs no overtime unless requested and approved by lead therapist.
  • Explains procedures and protocols of the therapy to the patient and family members.
  • Maintains one on one relationship with patient during course of care.
  • Follows proper identification procedures prior to giving care.
  • Reads prescriptions prepared by physicians to determine indications for treatment.
  • Able to determine the most appropriate modality of respiratory care for patient and inform physician when indicated.
  • Notifies nurse or physician of any adverse reaction.
  • Instructs patient in proper breathing techniques.
  • Maintains information in the patients' chart and department records at all times.
  • Competent in radial and capillary blood gas punctures and proficient in blood gas interpretation.
  • Utilizes all monitoring and diagnostic equipment by following established procedures.

Required Qualifications

  • Completion of an AMA approved RRT program
  • Basic Life Support Certification through The American Heart Association
  • Must achieve Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential from The National Board for Respiratory Care within 6 months of hire
  • Copy of academic diploma or transcript
  • Therapist must have NBRC RRT credentials to be trained for critical care

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professionally minded, ambitious to advance in profession, tact and courtesy essential

Position Details

  • Job Type/FTE: Full-Time (0.9 FTE)
  • Shift: Nights
  • Unit/Department: Respiratory
  • CBA Code: Non-Union

Must comply with Ingalls Memorial Hospital's COVID-19 Vaccination requirement as a condition of employment. If you have already received the vaccination, you must provide proof as part of the pre-employment process. This is in addition to your compliance with the Flu Vaccination requirement as well. Medical and religious exemptions will be considered consistent with applicable law. Lastly, a pre-employment physical, drug screening, and background check are also required for all employees prior to hire.

Why Join Us

For nearly a century Ingalls Memorial has pioneered sophisticated clinical care and developed the area's most convenient network of comprehensive outpatient centers, all dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of the community. Now, partnered with UChicago Medicine, we have expanded our network of expert physicians, convenient facilities and scope of service to speed your healing process and help navigate your path to wellness. A skilled Medical Staff and talented employees dedicated to prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of illness and injury provide a firm foundation for our reputation for quality. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment with patients and with each other. Were in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If youd like to add enriching human life to your profile, UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial is for you. Here at Ingalls, were doing work that really matters. Join us!

UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial is growing; discover how you can be a part of this pursuit of excellence at: Ingalls Career Opportunities

UChicago Medicine Ingalls is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.

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