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Certified Respiratory Therapist - Critical Care Units and Pediatric Critical Care Units

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Company: QuarterLine Consulting Services
Job Type Name: Respiratory Therapy Jobs
Date Updated: 2013-03-07
Job Number: 2013-3046
Job Title: Certified Respiratory Therapist - Critical Care Units and Pediatric Critical Care Units
Job Description: QuarterLine provides professional health care staffing services to military hospitals and health clinics across the United States. We are currently seeking a full-time Certified Respiratory Therapist in support of the Critical Care Units and the Pediatric Critical Care Units at Naval Medical Center San Diego, California.

The duties include but are not limited to the following:

Efficiently administer all types of respiratory care, and efficiently draw blood, in accordance with professional qualifications, and as directed by the Respiratory Therapist (Advanced) or physician.
Operate and troubleshoot all types of respiratory equipment to include proper disassembly, cleaning, sterilization, and packaging of all respiratory therapy equipment to ensure safe patient care.
Maintain equipment, to include performing examinations to detect worn tubes, loose connections or other indications of disrepair and notify supervisor of need for maintenance. Start equipment and observe gauges measuring pressure, rate of flow and continuity of test equipment. Notify supervisor of malfunctions.
Be familiar with the functions and modes of equipment, ensuring equipment is cleaned, reassembled, and returned to storage.
Receive, set-up, operate, and maintain various devices and systems such as ventilators; nebulizers, oxygen therapy systems, humidity and aerosol therapy, sterilizers, and aeration chambers.
Administer prescribed doses of medical gases and aerosolized drugs intermittently and continuously. Perform airway management and hygiene including chest percussion postural drainage. Obtain arterial blood gas specimens.
Perform patient assessments and monitoring and provide patient instructions including breathing exercises. Make therapeutic recommendations. Examine patient records and report and identify changes in the clinical status of patients. Identify contraindications and report adverse responses/reactions.
Change nebulizers on nursing wards and reset oxygen flow as prescribed by physician.
Stock shelves in department and other departments of the MTF as needed for the provision of respiratory therapy.

The Certified Respiratory Therapist will generally work either between the hours of 6:00 pm and 6:30 am or between the hours of 6:00 am and 6:30 pm, Sunday through Saturday. The Certified Respiratory Therapist will not exceed 80 hours per two week period. The CRT is required to work every other weekend.

Certification: Possess and maintain a certification as a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).

Education: Graduate from a respiratory therapy education program education by the Commission on Accreditation or Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP) or the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).

Experience: Possess 1 year of full-time experience within the last 3 years in a clinical setting of similar size and complexity.

Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) is located in San Diego, California and provides care to approximately 100,000 enrolled beneficiaries. Located in the southeast corner of Balboa Park, NMCSD is a 277-bed multi-speciality and ambulatory complex with ten clinics open to family members and six active duty clinics. The medical center has been recognized as an amputee center of excellence and has received national acclaim for many of its clinical and research programs. San Diego is the eighth largest city in the United States and the second largest city in California. Located close to sandy beaches, major attractions and having great weather all year round, San Diego is a great place to be. The Glasslamp Quarter is known to be Southern California’s premier dining, shopping, and entertainment district. Other attractions are SeaWorld San Diego, San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, as well as the QUALCOMM Stadium that accommodates a variety of events from major league sports to concerts.

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City: San Diego
State: California
Job Details
Degree Required: Certification Program
Position Type: Full-Time
Experience Required: 0-2 Years
Specialty: Respiratory Therapist Jobs
Accept Visa Candidates: No
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