Respiratory Therapist - RRT - PRN Days and Nights, AARC Membership preferred

Location
San Antonio, TX
Salary
Competitive
Posted
2/13/2018
Closes
3/13/2018
Specialty
Other
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
 
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  As healthcare professionals, we are driven by a shared desire to help others.

Through medicine, technology and basic human compassion, we have the power to bring hope, comfort and healing to people in their hour of need.

At all of the LifeCare Family of Hospitals, we never forget the importance of our mission and the responsibility that comes with it. We are dedicated to achieving better health for our patients by treating each person's body, mind and soul

A national leader in long term acute care, LifeCare was built on the belief that early and aggressive intervention, coupled with a personalized treatment plan, can maximize a patient's potential for recovery.

We have an immediate opportunity for Respiratory Tech-RRTs

The Respiratory Therapist performs a variety of therapeutic and diagnostic cardiopulmonary procedures that are intended to improve the cardiopulmonary status of patients with the use of appropriate equipment and supplies. The Respiratory Therapist is active in unit activities, transdisciplinary team activities, and LifeCare activities to ensure individualized, patient-centered health care for all patient populations admitted to LifeCare Hospital.

Requirements

Experience: One (1) year of experience with six months in adult critical care and/or rehabilitation or two (2) years of experience in an acute or LTACH setting is preferred.

Education: Graduate of an AMA approved 2 or 4-year Respiratory Therapy program or completion of an AMA approved program equivalency. Fulfillment of RT requirements established by state and/or licensing agency or authority.
Licensure/Certification: Current Respiratory Therapy license in the state where practicing is required. Current BLS certification is required and ACLS certification is required within six (6) months of hire. Current membership in State affiliation, National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) or American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC) is desired. All Respiratory Therapists must maintain current licensure, BLS and ACLS certifications while employed with LifeCare Hospitals.