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Registered Respiratory Therapist

Georgetown University Hospital

Washington, DC
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Registered Respiratory Therapist at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital

Registered Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Therapy

Regular Part-Time


Day shift and Weekend shift



Position Summary: The Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) provides a full range of cardiopulmonary diagnostic and therapeutic respiratory care services to patients of all age groups. The RRT has successfully achieved and maintain the required competencies and qualifications of this job description and serves as the primary resource to meet the respiratory care needs for the critical care, emergency, and pediatric patient. The RRT  obtains, reviews, and interprets data and assesses the need for and response to respiratory care interventions in consultation and conjunction with medical, nursing and other disciplines to optimize patient care planning and delivery. Responds to cardiopulmonary emergencies, provides airway maintenance, manual, and mechanical ventilator support using a variety of devices and techniques and administers medical gases, humidity therapy, inhaled aerosol medications, bronchial hygiene, lung expansion therapies and instructs patient's family and continuing care providers in the administration of respiratory procedures and the proper use of respiratory therapy equipment and supplies.

Required Education and Training: Associate's degree from a Co ARC approved institution of Respiratory Therapy, Bachelor's degree preferred. Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). Current and valid Washington DC license Respiratory Practitioner License. BLS for the Healthcare Provider Certification. Certifications: N.R.P., P.A.L.S., A.C.L.S. are preferred.

Required Experience: One year academic curriculum requiring clinical experience in Acute and Critical Care medicine. Prior experience and demonstrated abilities in Adult, Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Care, Pediatric and emergency care, and the implementation and application of patient-driven protocols are preferred. Prior experience in quality improvement, evaluation, counseling and coaching are also preferred. Ability to develop and maintain constructive interpersonal relationships and promote team collaboration and cooperation during conflict and difficult situations. Has good time management skills. Has knowledge of best practice for clinical performance, infection prevention and patient safety. Ability to manage changing workloads, staff & equipment shortages and patient care issues. Basic computer skills: data entry, e-mail, E.M.R. Contributes to in-service, education and training.


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