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Salary: $66,859 per year - estimated ?
Location: Schiller Park, IL
Company: Sinai Health System
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Sinai Health System (SHS) is one the largest private safety net healthcare systems in Illinois. SHS includes Mount Sinai Hospital, Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital, Holy Cross Hospital, and 18 outpatient clinics. The system employs approximately 4,000 individuals and serves a geographic area of 1.5 million people on Chicago’s West and Southwest sides.

Through community programs delivered by Sinai Community Institute and research conducted by epidemiologists at Sinai Urban Health Institute, SHS has one of the broadest ranges of community services of any health system in the country and is on a trajectory to become the national model for urban healthcare.

We are continuing to building a new development enterprise and looking for creative, collaborative leaders who are passionate about using their skills and abilities to make a difference in the lives of those living is some of Chicago’s most underserved communities. If you are looking for an opportunity to use your knowledge and experience to help shape Chicago’s future and change individual’s lives, we would love to hear from you.

To provide basic and advanced respiratory care to all patient populations to include pediatric, neonate ,and adults in the form of diagnostic modalities, pulmonary disease prevention, application of invasive and noninvasive therapeutic modalities and patient assessment and facilitation of appropriate care, and specializing in critical care.

Essential Functions

  • Meets patient's goals and needs and provides quality care by conducting pulmonary function tests; assessing and interpreting evaluations and test results; determining respiratory therapy treatment plans in consultation with physicians and by prescription.

Helps patient accomplish treatment plan and supports life by administering inhalants; operating mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration apparatus, environmental control systems, and aerosol generators
Administers respiratory therapy treatments by performing bronchopulmonary drainage; assisting with breathing exercises; monitoring physiological responses to therapy, such as vital signs, arterial blood gases, and blood chemistry changes.
Evaluates effects of respiratory therapy treatment plan by observing, noting, and evaluating patient's progress; recommending adjustments and modifications.
Assures continuation of therapeutic plan following discharge by instructing patients, families, and caregivers in home care; recommending and/or providing assistive equipment
Provide Respiratory support for Internal and External patient transport as needed under the direction of a physician.
Maintains patient confidence and protects hospital operations by keeping information confidential.
Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.

Minimum Requirements

  • Associates Degree or equivalent from a two-year AMA approved school for Respiratory Care required; Bachelors Degree in Respiratory Care preferred

Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) and licensure by the State of Illinois as a Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) required.
Must obtain second level NBRC credential such as Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT), Certified Respiratory Therapist – Neonatal/Pediatric Specialty (CRT-NPS) or Registered Respiratory Therapist – Neonatal/Pediatric Specialty (RRT-NPS) within one year of employment. Please consult NBRC website for complete list of credentials.
BLS required; ACLS, PALS & NRP required within one year of hire

Additional Information

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