Registered Respiratory Therapist- In House Contract Job Opening

Registered Respiratory Therapist- In House Contract

East Alabama Medical Center

Opelika, Alabama
$38.00 an hour — Contract, Temporary

Registered Respiratory Therapist- In House Contract

Short Term Staffing Agreement for Premium Pay:

  • $38.00/hour with $1,500.00 completion bonus
  • 13 week contract
  • This contract will be for 13 weeks. Employees who meet all the requirements of the 13 week contract will be rewarded a completion bonus.
Clinical Practice - Administers respiratory care therapeutic and diagnostic services with skill and proficiency. Routinely integrates knowledge, skills and experience to promote optimum care for the patient. Patient Care- Routinely interacts with healthcare team, patients and families as a professional and exhibits the Core Values of EAMC in all areas of care. Safety and Environment of Care- Applies clinical practice guidelines to ensure patient and employee safety at all times. Follows standards of care and department policy at all times regarding equipment use, cleaning and equipment checks. Professional Development - Assumes responsibility for self-development through continuing education and maintains all appropriate credentials and licensure. Aids in the advancement of the Respiratory Therapy field. We are in the process of becoming a Level II NICU facility as well.

Minimum Required:
  • Successful completion of all clinical rotations for respiratory therapy program
  • Graduate from an entry or advanced level education program with a minimum of an associate degree or grandfathered into CRT program by NBRC
  • Training in at least 2 patient populations
  • Working knowledge of the arterial puncture procedure and interpretation. Proficient in English.
  • ACLS, BLS, CRT and PALS must be obtained within 12 months of date of hire or transfer.
  • Must have current Alabama Board of Respiratory Therapy state license.