Registered Respiratory Therapist
MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center, located in Clinton, Maryland, is an award winning, acute care hospital focused on caring for patients and their loved ones utilizing advanced technology under the guidance of expert clinicians. Quality, Safety, Wellness, and Patient Satisfaction are achieved through a spirit of patient centered services that connect us to the community we serve. If you believe in patient focused care, excellence, teamwork, and are committed to meeting the needs of our patients and customers, we invite you to join our team!
MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center is actively recruiting for a fulltime Registered Respiratory Therapist to join our dedicated team! This position provides support on a fulltime basis. Evening and night shift available.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
• Provides competent and compassionate patient and family centered care based on respiratory processes and interdisciplinary teamwork.
• Administers and assess responses to respiratory therapeutic interventions with high proficiency and minimal to no supervision. {e.g. aerosol therapy, oxygen therapy, bronchodilator therapy, bronchopulmonary hygiene).
• Evaluates effects of respiratory therapy treatment plan by observing, noting, and evaluating patient’s progress; recommends adjustments and modifications.
• Establishes and manages mechanical ventilation. Measures ventilator volumes, pressures and blood gas analysis. Routinely develops or refines the ventilator care plan and communicates with the patient care team based on evidence and best practice.
• Communicates and coordinates the plan of care and other pertinent information to/from healthcare team members consistent with MWHC standards.
• Performs timely and accurate documentation.
• Promotes continuous quality improvement.
• Maintains and ensures operation of equipment by setting up, cleaning, sterilizing, completing preventive maintenance requirements, troubleshooting malfunctions, and calling for repairs.
• Provides education and training to patients and family members.
• Provides age and culturally appropriate care to patients.
• Ensures the safety of patients and employees by adhering to hospital and departmental policies and protocols.
• Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; and participating in professional societies.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
• Uphold MedStar’s SPIRIT Values.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
• Associates Degree required, Bachelor’s degree preferred from an approved Respiratory Program
• One year of critical care experience, and two years of hospital-based respiratory care experience preferred.
• Adult experience (Pediatric/Neonatal experience preferred).
• Graduate of Respiratory Care program accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care preferred.

CERTIFICATION/LICENSE:
• Current BLS and ACLS (American Heart Association-Healthcare Provider)
• Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner in good standing within the state of Maryland Physician Board of Quality Assurance required.
• RRT Certification by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)

MedStar Health is an Equal Opportunity (EO) Employer and assures equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We hire people to work in different locations, and we comply with the federal, state and local laws governing each of those locations.