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Staff - Respiratory Therapist - $30-34 per hour

Company: Insight
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Insight is seeking a Respiratory Therapist for a job in Chicago, Illinois.Job Description & Requirements

  • Specialty: Respiratory Therapist
  • Discipline: Allied Health Professional
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • 36 hours per week
  • Shift: 12 hours, nights
  • Employment Type: PermanentInsight is an institute that aims to advance, challenge, and revolutionize neurosciences and medicine through scientific research and advanced technology, driven by a passion to help others regardless of any obstacles and challenges that may lie ahead. Our integrated team of medical professionals accomplishes this through creative, innovative techniques and care principles developed through our continuous pursuit to improve the field of medicine. Our integrated team works together to find solutions to both common and complex medical concerns to ensure more powerful, reliable results. While having multiple specialties "under one roof", Insight achieves its purpose in providing a comprehensive, collaborative approach to neuromusculoskeletal care and rehabilitation to ensure optimal results.Insight is looking for a Respiratory Therapist. Restores patient's pulmonary function, alleviates pain, and supports life by planning and administering medically prescribed respiratory therapy.Meets patient's goals and needs and provides quality care by conducting pulmonary function tests, assessing and interpreting evaluations and test results, and determining respiratory therapy treatment plans in consultation with physicians and by prescription.Helps patient accomplish treatment plan and supports life by administering inhalants, operating mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration apparatus, environmental control systems, and aerosol generators.Administers respiratory therapy treatments by performing bronchopulmonary drainage, assisting with breathing exercises, and monitoring physiological responses to therapy, such as vital signs, arterial blood gases, and blood chemistry changes.Directs treatments given by aides, technicians, and assistants.Evaluates effects of respiratory therapy treatment plan by observing, noting, and evaluating patient's progress and recommending adjustments and modifications.Completes discharge planning by consulting with physicians, nurses, social workers, and other health care workers; contributing to patient care conferences.Assures continuation of therapeutic plan following discharge by designing home exercise programs and instructing patients, families, and caregivers in home exercise programs.Recommends and/or provides assistive equipment and outpatient or home health follow-up programs.Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records.Maintains patient confidence and protects hospital operations by keeping information confidential.Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.Develops respiratory therapy staff by providing information and developing and conducting in-service training programs.Complies with federal, state, and local legal and certification requirements by studying existing and new legislation, anticipating future legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements, and advising management on needed actionRespiratory Therapist Qualifications / Skills:Bedside mannerPhysiological knowledgeInfection controlHealth promotion and maintenanceCreating a safe, effective environmentInforming othersVerbal communicationMedical teamworkJudgmentProcedural skillsPeople skillsEducation, Experience, and Licensing Requirements:Associate's degree with major in Respiratory TherapySix months of experience within in the last two years or completion of a clinical rotation within the last year in critical care/intensive care environment, to include care of respiratory needs of acutely ill patientsValid state Respiratory Therapist license (must meet education requirement(s) for state licensure)Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) with the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) (must obtain within 3 months of hire)Certified Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)Current BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR or CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certificationInsight Job ID #R00072.About InsightWe know why you became a nurse. You don't just want to help people; you're passionate about it. You know the difference compassionate care can make for patients who are facing end-of-life decisions, chronic illness, or traumatic injury recovery, and you want to make a difference in their lives. And so do we.At Insight, we pride ourselves on creating a culture of work that emphasizes an outstanding staff experience. We champion your cause so you can focus on what matters most - the patient experience.Benefits
    • 401k retirement plan
    • Medical benefits
    • Dental benefits
    • Vision benefits
    • School loan reimbursement

Keywords: Insight, Chicago , Staff - Respiratory Therapist - $30-34 per hour, Healthcare , Chicago, Illinois

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