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Therapy - Therapist

Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)  Philadelphia, PA  Posted: 6/28/2022
Job Description

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Job Category:

Therapy - Therapist

Position Type:

Contract Full Time



Positions Available:


STAT Resources is currently seeking multiple Registered Respiratory Therapists (RRT) for 13-week contract positions with our client in Philadelphia, PA. There are multiple shifts available, both nights (7 p.m. - 7 a.m.) and days (7 a.m. - 7 p.m.), every other weekend and holidays. 
Position Overview:
The Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) practices at the level of a clinically competent to proficient practitioner of respiratory care.  The RRT at this level demonstrates competence in caring for patients with emergency, acute, and intensive care needs with minimal guidance.  The RRT demonstrates clinical leadership skills through contribution to standards of care and department goals.  They serve as a role model for other staff, a preceptor for new employees and participates in endeavors to increase respiratory care knowledge. The RRT works under the direction of ordering physician/clinician, established organizational policies and procedures, and the American Association of Respiratory Care Clinical
Job Responsibilities:
  • Documentation reflects outcomes and appropriate revision of patient care provided and utilizes current hospital standards, policy and procedures.
  • Develops new problem-solving approaches, compares one whole situation with another rather than relying on rational calculation, and can take risks because he/she is no longer preoccupied with technical mastery.
  • Ability to recognize family needs related to child's diagnosis/condition.
  • Recognizes impact of self in therapeutic relationships.
  • Able to organize and prioritize based on the changing situations rather than by predetermined goals.
  • Able to read situations and set priorities.
  • Analyzes, interprets, and prioritizes data in order to provide individualized care based upon complex clinical judgment.
  • Differentiates between therapeutic and non-therapeutic relationships and establishes therapeutic boundaries.
  • Incorporates diverse family system needs and methods of coping into treatment plan.
  • Role models appearance and behaviors that promote a positive image of Respiratory Care.
  • Interacts with parents/patients and colleagues with respect and dignity.
  • Spend the 'extra time' with families listening for avenues to improve on the ideal patient experience and anticipate patient/family needs.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the impact on the team therefore role models: arriving to work on time; ready to start the shift; predicts challenges and obstacles and plans for how to minimize a negative impact on the patient and family
  • Provides an accurate patient status report to members of the team that reflects respiratory interventions, patient outcomes and alterations to plan of care.
  • Actively participate in patient care rounds and can make recommendations to the plan of care.
  • Chairs and/or participates in unit/departmental shared governance council.
  • Seeks evaluation of self from peers and clinically advanced professionals to improve professional practice.
  • Continuously evaluates the outcomes of patient care and own professional practice.
  • Acts as a preceptor for novice/beginner therapists.
  • Participates in interdisciplinary committees/projects/task forces.
  • Motivates others to incorporate respiratory care standards in his/her daily practice.
  • Identifies and coordinates resources to impact patient care.
  • Works to improve respiratory care practice, and the outcome of patient care, through achieving department-based goals.
  • Identifies teaching/learning needs for clinical area and is an active teacher for patients, families, and staff.
  • Actively seeks out and uses research findings from various sources.
  • Participates in efforts to apply research findings to improve clinical practice.
  • Assists with data collection in research studies being conducted by the department.
  • Reads and evaluates current research having implications for clinical practice.
  • Modifies own practice based on research and quality improvement findings.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of and participates in research and/or quality improvement activities.
  • Evaluates clinical practice to identify problems for potential study
  • Collaborates in the development and implementation of research and/or quality improvement activities.
  • Examines successes and failures to improve performance.
  • Maintains a blame free environment.
  • Identify own learning needs and seeks out opportunity to attend all required organizational and departmental educational programs 
  • Applies education and training from internal and external programs to daily work to enhance personal respiratory knowledge and skills.
  • Establishes and maintains active membership in a professional organization.
  • Participates in the development of policy and procedures.
  • Shares, in a formal manner, relevant information gained from professional seminars or conferences.
  • Identifies area of educational needs among peers and other health care workers and develops, presents, and evaluates programs to meet those needs.
  • Attends internal education programs to meet identified learning needs and personal/professional goals. (i.e., annual competencies, skills fair.)
  • Demonstrates health care informatics competency in order to manage patient care, outcome data and current and emerging health care technology

Job Requirements


Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations:
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification issued through an organization that requires hands-on instructor lead psychomotor skills verification (ex. American Heart Association or Red Cross)
  • Current Respiratory Therapist license – PA
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Required Education:
  • Associate's Degree According to the CMS (Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services) a copy of diploma or transcript is required as proof of academic achievement for all non-laboratory personnel performing non-waived POC testing
  • Technical Diploma from a Respiratory Care program
Required Experience:
  • Two (2) years of respiratory care experience
Additional Skills:
  • Basic use of a computers (e.g., mouse, keyboard, printer, USB ports), fax machines
  • Basic use of MS Office Suite
  • Navigation of electronic health records.
  • Ability to locate and review specific patient data in clinical information systems and the electronic health record.
  • Understanding of policies and procedures around timeliness of care, use of a clinical information system, and support of safe practice. (e.g., use of clinical pathways.) 
  • Understanding confidentiality and privacy regulations when using a patient electronic health record. 
  • Coordination of patient care information in a patient care record that utilizes multiple systems.
STAT RESOURCES is the preferred medical staffing provider for facilities in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Delaware and New Jersey Areas. We offer various healthcare temporary staffing services to meet our client's specific needs. STAT works closely with some of the best companies and hiring managers in the industry and has the resources, techniques and insights to help you succeed in your job search. Our recruiters will work with you one on one to discover your skills, understand your background, and get you where you want to go in your career. By using our services, you have the best chance of receiving an offer. The best part is that there are no fees or cost for any of our services. To learn more about STAT and view all of our open positions, please visit or give us a call at 724-733-3010.


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