Travel Respiratory Therapist
Saint Louis, MO
Ventura MedStaff
13 weeks
3x12 hr nights
estimated weekly gross
Job Details

Ventura MedStaff is seeking an experienced Respiratory Therapist for an exciting Travel Allied job in Saint Louis, MO.:

Discipline: Respiratory Therapist
Shift: 3x12 hr nights
Start: 08/12/2024 (may be flexible)
Hours: 36/week
Type: Travel
Duration: 13 weeks

Travel Respiratory Therapist job duties

While job duties may vary depending on the facility you work with, here are some common Travel Respiratory Therapist responsibilities:

  • Assess and evaluate patients' respiratory conditions by reviewing medical histories, conducting physical exams, and performing diagnostic tests.
  • Develop and implement individualized treatment plans for patients with respiratory conditions, including asthma, COPD, and pneumonia.
  • Administer respiratory therapies, such as oxygen therapy, aerosol medications, and chest physiotherapy, to improve patients' breathing and lung function.
  • Monitor patients' responses to respiratory treatments and adjust care plans as necessary to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Operate and maintain respiratory equipment, such as ventilators, nebulizers, and CPAP machines, ensuring proper function and safety.
  • Educate patients and their families on managing respiratory conditions, using respiratory equipment, and performing breathing exercises.
  • Provide emergency respiratory care, including airway management, resuscitation, and stabilization of critically ill patients.
  • Document patients' medical histories, assessments, treatments, and progress accurately and promptly in electronic health records.
  • Collaborate with physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to provide comprehensive care for patients with respiratory conditions.
  • Conduct pulmonary function tests to assess lung capacity and function, aiding in the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory disorders.
  • Ensure compliance with healthcare regulations, policies, and ethical standards in all aspects of respiratory care.
  • Maintain a clean, safe, and organized environment by adhering to infection control protocols and safety guidelines.
  • Participate in continuing education and professional development to stay current with advancements in respiratory therapy practices.
  • Provide emotional support and reassurance to patients and their families, helping them cope with respiratory conditions and treatments.
  • Supervise and mentor respiratory therapy students and junior staff, providing guidance and support in their professional development.

Pay quotes are an estimate of gross weekly pay, including non-taxable reimbursements, based on available information and subject to confirmation.

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