Respiratory Therapist, Pulmonary Medicine, UHealth Hospital $10,000 Sign-On Bonus. Various Shifts at University of Miami in Miami, Florida

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The UHealth System at the University of Miami has several exciting opportunities for different level of Respiratory Therapists.




Full Time positions are eligible for $10,000 Sign-On Bonus.




All positions are eligible for shift differentials.



The Respiratory Therapist assists in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients with pulmonary disorders. An employee in this position collects and analyzes sputum, blood, and breath specimens to determine levels of oxygen, carbon dioxide, and other gases. The Respiratory Therapist also measures the lung capacity of patients to determine if there are any impairments.



CORE JOB FUNCTIONS



Conducts tests, such as electrocardiograms, stress testing, and lung capacity tests to evaluate patients' cardiopulmonary functions. Performs bronchopulmonary drainage and instructs patients on how to perform breathing exercises. Sets up and operates devices such as mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration apparatus, environmental control systems, and aerosol generators. Reads prescriptions, 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 medications and dosages. Explains treatment procedures to patients to gain cooperation and allay fears. Educates patients and their families about their conditions and teaches appropriate disease management techniques. Monitors patients' physiological responses to therapy. 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. Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.



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.




CORE QUALIFICATIONS




Education:



High School diploma or equivalent



Certification and Licensing:



  • Current Florida State RRT License

  • Current Basic Life Support Certification

  • Current Advance Cardiac Life Support certification




Experience:



Minimum 1 year of relevant experience


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UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the groundbreaking 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. We're the challenge you've been looking for.


University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. https://www.hr.miami.edu/careers/employment-laws-eo/index.html


Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University of Miami 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 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. We're the challenge you've been looking for.


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 Federal law. Click here for additional information.



Job Status:

Full time



Employee Type:

Staff



Pay Grade:

U10
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