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Respiratory Therapist

  • Location: Cape May, Cape May, New Jersey
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 27 days ago

  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Start Date: 2022-06-13
  • Job Ref: 22-10016
Medical Staffing Services, INC. (MSSI) specializes in staffing clinical, non-clinical, and allied personnel. We excel in all levels, disciplines, and specialties within the healthcare spectrum. Our projects range from short to long term local and travel assignments. MSSI has been recognized as a certified small business enterprise. In addition, we are proud that we have earned the prestigious Joint Commission accreditation for staffing firms and have been awarded Best in Staffing 4 years running by our employees and client partners.
A Respiratory Therapist, or Registered Respiratory Therapist, is responsible for monitoring and treating patients with temporary or chronic respiratory conditions like asthma, COPD, pneumonia, bronchitis or emphysema. Their duties include interviewing patients and completing diagnostic tests to determine their respiratory conditions, communicating with Physicians and Nurses to develop patient treatment plans and administering respiratory treatments to patients based on their conditions.
Respiratory Therapist Duties and Responsibilities:
Respiratory Therapists are generally responsible for the following duties:
  • Perform chest examinations on a range of patients from babies through to the elderly
  • Consult with doctors and other healthcare staff to develop and modify patient treatment plans
  • Provide detailed therapy, requiring significant independent judgment, like when caring for patients in intensive care
  • Perform physical examination and diagnostic tests measuring lung capacity and blood acidity and alkalinity
  • Treat patients using oxygen or oxygen mixtures, aerosol medications and chest physiotherapy
  • Connect patients who can't breathe to a ventilator
  • Educate patients on how to use equipment and medication
  • Regularly check on patients and equipment