Travel Respiratory Therapist
Saint Louis, MO
Ventura MedStaff
08/12/2024
Travel
13 weeks
3x12 hr nights
$1,929/week
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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