Respiratory Therapist 2 (U), FT, $10,000 Sign-On Bonus
Company: UHealth University of Miami Health System
Posted on: August 5, 2022
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The University of Miami is among the top research universities and
academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest
private employers in South Florida.
With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for
excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and
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community, and people across the globe.
The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging,
where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value.
Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence,
Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community
works together to create an environment driven by purpose,
excellence, community, and service.
The Department of Pulmonary Medicine has an exciting opportunity
for a Full-time Respiratory Therapist 2 (U) to work in the UHealth
Towers. The Respiratory Therapist 2 (U) 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
* Conducts tests, such as electrocardiograms, stress testing, and
lung capacity tests to evaluate patients' cardiopulmonary
* 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
* 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
* Explains treatment procedures to patients to gain cooperation and
* 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
* 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
* Supervises, teaches, and trains students, respiratory therapy
technicians, and assistants.
* Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and
safeguards University assets.
This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be
all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or
responsibilities as necessary.
* Two year degree in Respiratory Therapy is required
* Minimum 3 years of relevant experience
* Certification as an RRT and BLS
Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience
and/or certifications may be considered.
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.
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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.
The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer -
Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected
from discrimination based on certain categories protected by
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