**Description** **Seeking a PER DIEM Respiratory Therapist to join our team at Northwest Medical Center. Our focus is on high quality patient care through patient assessment, critical thinking skills, time management, and teamwork.** **This position requires a Current Arizona Respiratory Care License. Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT from the NBRC) credential.** **Summary:** Responsible for all general respiratory care duties as a respiratory care practitioner which includes the administration of aerosol therapy, arterial blood draws and analysis, ECG's, pulmonary function screening, airway maintenance and oxygen administration. Intensive care experience must include but not limited to arterial line management, ventilator maintenance and troubleshooting, intubation and extubation of patients. Performs routine respiratory care treatments and oxygen administration for adult, pediatric, and neonatal patient care areas; explains therapy to be delivered to patient and/or family in a professional manner. Performs patient's assessment prior to treatment and evaluates patient progress during treatment to determine if necessary clinical interventions are required. Documents patient care delivered in a timely and consistent manner and assures the completeness of the patient's respiratory care medical record ensuring that all ordered patient care for the assigned area(s) is completed prior to the end of a shift. Demonstrates a consistent follow through and consideration for co-workers in making sure respiratory care supply levels are adequate and equipment is properly maintained and in functional order. _Northwest Medical Center is comprised of a 300-bed hospital, four urgent care facilities, a freestanding emergency center and a large physician group, offering you a variety of settings in which to work. Every location is dedicated to providing safe, quality patient care, but more than that is the commitment to employees. It strives to provide a culture of teamwork, respect and appreciation for all staff, whether they care for patients directly or work in a support role. With employee appreciation celebrations throughout the year, opportunities for growth and the satisfaction that you are part of a hospital leading the way with accessible, convenient healthcare in Tucson, Northwest is a great place to work. NMC is accredited by The Joint Commission and is an equal opportunity employer: race, gender, disability and Veteran status, and VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested._ **Qualifications** **Education** **Required** Associates or better in Respiratory Therapy **Licenses & Certifications** **Required** C-AHA BLS Basic Cardiac R-NBRC RRT Reg Resp Ther Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.
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