Registered Respiratory Therapist
Additional Information About the Role
Full-time, benefits, and up to a $10,000 Sign-On Bonus
Join the RRT team at BJC Healthcare's flagship hospital and academic campus. Barnes Jewish Hospital is dedicated to your growth and development. Be a part of an environment where you can thrive! Students 6 months from graduating from an accredited Respiratory Therapy program are welcome to apply as well.
Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is the largest hospital in Missouri and is ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Barnes-Jewish Hospital's staff is composed of full-time academic faculty and community physicians of Washington University School of Medicine, supported by a house staff of residents, interns, fellows and other medical professionals. Recognizing its excellence in nursing care, Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the first adult hospital in Missouri to be certified as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
At Barnes-Jewish Hospital, respiratory therapists find unique opportunities for contribution and a level of respect that make their careers exciting and satisfying. We're known for our collaborative environment, where you'll work shoulder-to-shoulder with physicians and nurses to provide our patients the highest quality of care. We think our team approach not only promotes consistency of care for patients, but helps our respiratory professionals build the kind of professional relationships that inspire growth. As one of the country's leading medical institutions, we offer respiratory therapists exposure to clinical specialties not available in many other hospitals. In fact, St. Louis' Barnes-Jewish Hospital was one of the first facilities in the country with a service fully dedicated to lung transplantation.
Provides direct patient care activities related to respiratory care including assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation within the guidelines of the hospital and department. Can independently apply advanced clinical respiratory expertise and scientific knowledge including best practices serving as a resource to others as part of the patient care team. Ensures patient safety by providing care in an effective, developmentally and age appropriate manner while complying with all quality and regulatory requirements as well as quality improvement initiatives.
ResponsibilitiesEffectively communicates by participating in the exchange of information including documentation, handoff and works collaboratively with the healthcare team.Provides education and training about respiratory therapy treatments and procedures to others including patients, families, students, new employees and members of the healthcare team utilizing diversity and learning styles.Holds self-accountable and seeks out opportunities for continuous learning and feedback and is able to perform multiple related duties, prioritizing and applying effective time management.Performs various diagnostic and therapeutic respiratory procedures according to established standards, procedures, guidelines and policies. Applies respiratory knowledge and clinical expertise, including the ability to assess, analyze and troubleshoot as needed.Demonstrates advanced clinical and critical care skills to support additional job responsibilities such as ECMO support, mechanical ventilator support, bronchoscopies, sleep lab, labor and delivery, cardiopulmonary and circulatory rehabilitation, Basic Life Support (BLS), etc. as needed.
EducationAssoc/CoARC Accredited Program
Supervisor ExperienceNo Experience
Licenses & CertificationsBasic Cardiovascular Life SupRespiratory Care PractitionerRRT
Benefits and Legal Statement
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At BJC we’re committed to providing you and your family with benefits and resources to help you manage your physical, emotional, social and financial well-being.
- Comprehensive medical, dental, vison, life insurance, and legal services available first day of the month after hire date
- Disability insurance* paid for by BJC
- Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan funded by BJC
- 401(k) plan with BJC match
- Tuition Assistance available on first day
- BJC Institute for Learning and Development
- Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
- Paid Time Off benefit combines vacation, sick days, holidays and personal time
- Adoption assistance
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