Respiratory Therapist Registered 2 (U)
Company: UHealth University of Miami Health System
Posted on: August 5, 2022
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private employers in South Florida.
With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for
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UMH - Pulmonary Medicine is currently seeking a full time
Registered Respiratory Therapist 2 to work at the UHealth Tower in
Miami. The Registered 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
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
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.
High School diploma or equivalent required. Graduate of a
Respiratory Therapy program.
Certification and Licensing:
Certification as an RRT. State of Florida Respiratory Therapist
Minimum 3 years of relevant 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.
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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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