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Respiratory Therapist 2

Medical University of South Carolina

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, SC, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2023
  • R-0000008035
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Professional Care and Therapist
  • Nursing, Advanced Practice Providers, & Therapists
  • Full Time

Job Description Summary

Position Description: The Adult Respiratory Therapist II reports to the RTSL and Adult Respiratory Manager. The Adult Respiratory Therapist II provides a variety of respiratory therapy modalities to patients with cardio-pulmonary dysfunction, including but not limited to mechanical ventilation, respiratory treatments, and oxygen and specialty gases. The Therapist II possesses extensive patient assessment skills and performs at a high level in emergency situations. This position will be able to perform in high acuity ICU such as Surgical Trauma ICU, Burn ICU, Medical ICU, Neuroscience ICU and Level 1 Trauma Center.


Medical University Hospital Authority (MUHA)

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CC000707 CHS - Therapy - Respiratory (Main)

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Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include graduation from a program approved by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoArc) or a successor accrediting authority and two years’ experience in respiratory care. Has extensive knowledge of respiratory therapy principles, practices, clinical applications, and the ability to act quickly and competently in emergency situations.
Licensed as a Respiratory Care Practitioner by the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulations Board of Medical Examiners. A Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential from the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) is required. A current CPR card is required. The card may be either an American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers card or an American Red Cross Professional Rescuer card.

Additional Job Description

Physical Requirements: Physical Requirements: 1) (C) Continuous – 6-8 hours per shift; 2) (F) – 2-6 hours per shift; 3) (I) Infrequent – 0-2 hours per shift. Ability to perform job functions while standing (C). Ability to perform job functions while sitting (C). Ability to perform job functions while walking (F). Ability to climb stairs (I). Ability to work indoors (C). Ability to work outside in temperature extremes (I). Ability to work from elevated areas (F). Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces (F). Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions (I). Ability to bend at the waist (F). Ability to twist at the waist (F). Ability to squat and perform job functions (F), Ability to perform “pinching” operations (F). Ability to fully use both hand/arms (C). Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders (C). Ability to use both legs (C). Ability to reach in all directions (C). Possess good finger dexterity (C). Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions (C). Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function (C). Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. unassisted (I). Ability to lift or lower objects 50 lbs. to and from the floor to 36 inches unassisted (I). Ability to lift from 36 inches to overhead 25 lbs. (I). Ability to exert up to 50 lbs. of force (F). Ability to maintain vision 20/40 corrected (C). Ability to see and recognize objects nearby or at a distance.

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The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.

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