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The Respiratory Therapist - Registered 1 (U) assists in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients with pulmonary disorders. An employee in this position collects and analyzes sputum, blood, and breath specimens to determine levels of oxygen, carbon dioxide, and other gases. The Respiratory Therapist - Registered 1 (U) also measures the lung capacity of patients to determine if there are any impairments.
Conducts tests, such as electrocardiograms, stress testing, and lung capacity tests to evaluate patients' cardiopulmonary functions. Performs bronchopulmonary drainage and instructs patients on how to perform breathing exercises. Sets up and operates devices such as mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration apparatus, environmental control systems, and aerosol generators. Reads prescriptions, measures arterial blood gases, and reviews patient information to assess patient's condition. Determines requirements for treatment such as type, method, and duration of therapy, precautions to be taken, and medications and dosages. Explains treatment procedures to patients to gain cooperation and allay fears. Educates patients and their families about their conditions and teaches appropriate disease management techniques. Monitors patients' physiological responses to therapy. Maintains charts that contain patients' pertinent identification and therapy information. Inspects, cleans, tests, and maintains respiratory therapy equipment to ensure equipment is functioning safely and efficiently. Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.
This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities, as necessary.
High School diploma or equivalent
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The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.
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Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.
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