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Respiratory Care Practitioner (RRT)

Wheaton, IL 60187

Job Type: Respiratory Therapist Job Number: AN861

Seeking a Full-Time Permanent Respiratory Care Practitioner! 

Job Description:

The Respiratory Care Practitioner will report to the Manager of Respiratory Care, perform, teach, and guide all forms of respiratory therapy, chest physical therapy, and cardiopulmonary diagnostics. Responsibilities include:

  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to assess and treat all age groups of patients from neonatal to geriatric; implements assessment/treatment basedon the developmental stages of the patient. Involves family/guardian in pan of care and conducts patient family education, as appropriate, considering the developmental needs of the patients. 
  • Administers all forms of respiratory therapy including medical gases, medication delivery via the airways, chest physical therapy, pressure breathing treatments, breathing retraining, aerosol and humidity therapy. Understands the equipment, indications, contraindications, hazards, and adverse reactions of each mode of therapy. 
  • Provides intensive respiratory care utilizing advanced techniques and specialized equipment; establishes and maintains an airway during CPR; performs external cardiac massage if necessary. 
  • Performs all other duties as needed. 

Qualifications: 

  • Graduate of an AMA approved school for respiratory therapy granting eligibility to take exams given by the National Board for Respiratory Care or Registered or Certified by the NBRC. 
  • Current Illinois Respiratory Care Practitioner Licensure required 
  • Current CPR Certification. 
  • Advanced knowledge of acid-base balance, blood gas analysis and interpretation, and cardiopulmonary physiology. 

About the Facility: 

This healthcare system is known for compassionate care and their convenient location. They have a 480-bed hospital including 200 private rooms. There are four immediate care centers, nearly ten accessible outpatient imaging locations, a same day outpatient surgery center. 

 

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