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Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)

Company: Sigma Inc
Location: Springfield
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

10149995 -- Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) - Springfield, MA - 13 Weeks Contract

Sigma Healthcare staffing is looking for an experienced Registered Respiratory Therapist for our client hospital in Springfield.

Shift : 12.00hr - AM

Summary:


  • Registered Respiratory Therapists (RRTs) deliver respiratory therapy care and life support to patients with deficiencies and abnormalities of the cardiopulmonary system.


    Responsibilities:

    Respiratory Therapists provide care to patients based on the application of scientific respiratory therapy principles. Responsibilities of the Respiratory Therapist include (but are not limited to):


    • Sets up and operates devices, such as mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration apparatus, environmental control systems, and aerosol generators, following specified parameters of treatment
    • Provides emergency care, including artificial respiration, external cardiac massage and assistance with cardiopulmonary resuscitation
    • Determines requirements for treatment, such as type, method and duration of therapy, precautions to be taken, and medication and dosages
    • Monitors patient's physiological responses to therapy, such as vital signs, arterial blood gases, and blood chemistry changes, and consult with physician if adverse reactions occur
    • Performs pulmonary function and adjust equipment to obtain optimum results in therapy
    • Performs bronchopulmonary drainage and assist or instruct patients in performance of breathing exercises
    • Conducts tests, such as EKGs, stress testing, and lung capacity tests
    • Educates patients and their families about their conditions and teaches appropriate disease management techniques, such as breathing exercises and the use of medications and respiratory equipment
    • Maintains charts that contain patients' pertinent identification and therapy information, in a neat and timely fashion
    • Performs other position-related duties as assigned, depending on assignment setting

      Requirements:


      • Graduate of an accredited RT program
      • Current RT license, in good standing with the State licensing board
      • Minimum of two (2) years RT experience in a Hospital setting
      • Federal and State required credentials are current and on file
      • Cognitive skills as related to the position

Keywords: Sigma Inc, Springfield , Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT), Healthcare , Springfield, Massachusetts

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