The Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) works under physician direction and under the supervision of the Respiratory Care Clinical Team Manager. They are a professional who works within the limits of their license and credentials adhering to institutional and departmental policies, procedures and standards. The Registered Respiratory Therapist is required to provide quality patient care, promote a healthy work environment, and project a positive image for UAMS Medical Center.
Calls for or physically moves equipment and medical supplies needed into the assigned work area Repiratory Care procedures are as follows; performs routine treatments including but not limited to: Updrafts, MDI, CPT, AMB, Incentive spirometry, IPV, Patient Education, Ventilator set up and management Enter patient treatment in echart system and/or places documentation in patient charts.
Required: High School diploma plus 2 years direct respiratory care experience OR an Associate's OR Bachelor's degree in Respiratory Care. Applicant must be a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) and hold a current Arkansas Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner (LRCP).
Preferred: Bachelor's degree in Respiratory care.
This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background [and registry (if applicable)] check [and drug screen (if safety sensitive position)]. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity. The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.
Physical RequirementsStand: FrequentlySit: OccasionallyWalk: ContinuouslyBend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: OccasionallyLift, push, pull, carry weight: 26 - 50 lbs
Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: FrequentlyTalk: FrequentlyHear: FrequentlyTaste or smell:
OccasionallyRead, concentrate, think analytically: ContinuouslyPhysical Environment: Inside Medical Facility EnvironmentNoise Level:
ModerateVisual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
Hazards: Biological, Chemical, Dust, Electrical, Fumes/Gases/Odors, Radiation, Sharp objects/tools
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