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Registered Respiratory Therapist(RRT) - Fulltime/Nights

Company: Universal Health Services, Inc.
Location: Aiken
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:


Registered Respiratory Therapist - Fulltime Nights Aiken Regional Medical Centers, located in Aiken, South Carolina, is a 273-bed acute care facility providing quality healthcare to the residents of Aiken and surrounding communities. Aiken Regional Medical Centers has been ranked a top hospital in South Carolina by the Carolina Center for Medical Excellence for its treatment of heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia. Services provided at the hospital include emergency medical care, orthopedic surgeries, maternity, and behavioral health services.Visit us online at: Registered Respiratory Therapist is responsible for providing basic and advanced Cardiopulmonary Services to neonatal, pediatric, adult and geriatric patients. The RRT II plans, implements, and evaluates the effectiveness of Cardiopulmonary Services. The RRT II may assume charge responsibilities. Job Duties:

  • Reviews, collects, and evaluates relevant clinical data. Performs pediatric through geriatric general and critical care to include intubation and airway maintenance.
  • Initiates, maintains, monitors, and weans mechanical ventilation, CPAP, and BiPAP on all age groups.
  • Attends high-risk deliveries to assess and stabilize the neonate. Assesses and manages airway patency, intubation, suctioning, oxygenation and ventilation.
  • Attends neonatal through geriatric resuscitations and manages the airway, ventilation, and oxygenation during CPR.
  • Assists with special procedures such as tracheotomy, thoracentesis, chest tube and arterial line insertion.
  • Assesses patient, their need and ability to tolerate treatment and reassesses for response to treatment. Formulates an appropriate Respiratory Care plan based upon patient assessment.
  • Communicates changes in the Respiratory Care plan with other healthcare team members.
  • Formulates a teaching plan based on identified learning needs of a patient and evaluates effectiveness of learning, including patient's family in teaching as appropriate.
  • Performs fundamental and advanced diagnostic procedures on neonates through geriatric, as appropriate, such as complete pulmonary function, bronchoscopy assist, conscious sedation monitoring, oximetry, capnography, EKGs and Holter monitors.
  • Performs arterial punctures, arterial line sampling, and heel sticks for blood gas sampling.
  • Maintains clinical and professional competency based upon established standards of practice.
  • Assembles, checks, and corrects malfunctions and performs quality controls on Cardiopulmonary equipment to include blood gas analyzers.
  • Documents all pertinent data on the patient's medical record following completion of any service. Maintains a thorough knowledge of all department forms, flow charts, logbooks and their proper usage.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the differences in techniques and treatment modalities performed on patients of varying ages from neonate to geriatric. Benefit Highlights
    • Challenging and rewarding work environment
    • Competitive Compensation & Generous Paid Time Off
    • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plans
    • 401(K) with company match and discounted stock plan
    • SoFi Student Loan Refinancing Program
    • Career development opportunities within UHS and its 300+ Subsidiaries!
    • Retention Bonus Program if offered.
    • Loan Forgiveness Program if offered. Universal Health ServicesOne of the nation's largest and most respected providers of hospital and healthcare services, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Growing steadily since its inception into an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, annual revenues were $12.6 billion in 2021. During the year, UHS was again recognized as one of the World's Most Admired Companies by Fortune; and listed in Forbes ranking of America's Largest Public Companies. Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has approximately 89,000 employees and continues to grow through its subsidiaries. Operating acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities, outpatient facilities and ambulatory care access points, an insurance offering, a physician network and various related services located all over the U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom.

      Position Requirements:Education requirements: Associates Degree in Respiratory Care or Equivalent; Registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care. Work experience requirements: 2 - 4 years experience in both basic and advanced respiratory care procedures for neonatal, pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients. Required licenses/ certifications/courses Registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care, current S.C. Respiratory Care Practitioner License. BLS certification by the AHA; ACLS, PALS, NALS. Required skills, knowledge and abilities: Must be able to successfully demonstrate competencies required. EEO Statement All UHS subsidiaries are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. UHS subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and as such, openly support and fully commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success. Notice At UHS and all our subsidiaries, our Human Resources departments and recruiters are here to help prospective candidates by matching skillset and experience with the best possible career path at UHS and our subsidiaries. We take pride in creating a highly efficient and best in class candidate experience. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, etc. If you are suspicious of a job posting or job-related email mentioning UHS or its subsidiaries, let us know by contacting us at: or 1-800-852-3449.

Keywords: Universal Health Services, Inc., Augusta , Registered Respiratory Therapist(RRT) - Fulltime/Nights, Healthcare , Aiken, Georgia

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