Howard University Hospital | Washington, DC

    Registered Respiratory Therapist - Full Time

    Job Title
    Registered Respiratory Therapist - Full Time
    Job ID
    Washington,  DC 20060
    Other Location

    With over 150 years of caring for our community and each other in the Washington DC area, Howard University Hospital has a world-renowned reputation for high-quality, patient-centric care. Howard University Hospital is the nation’s only teaching hospital located on the campus of a Historically Black University and has created a superior learning environment, with groundbreaking research and positive patient outcomes.
    Howard University Hospital seeks to hire a Certified Respiratory Therapist who will embrace our rich and historic tradition of excellence. If you want to make a difference in someone’s life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference.

    The Certified Respiratory Therapist:

    • Ability to provide respiratory therapy methodologies and techniques.
    • Ability to coordinate and organize work in a professional manner.
    • Ability to provide technical and clinical support in the therapeutic delivery of medical gases administration, pulmonary airway management, ventilator care and diagnostic services activities.
    • Must be able to learn new and developing electrocardiographic techniques and instrumentation.
    • Knowledge of basic cardiac life support techniques.
    • Ability to operate ECG equipment, including trouble-shooting procedures.
    • Ability to operate computer terminals.
    • Ability to recognize ECG abnormalities and life-threatening arrhythmia.
    • Competence in both oral and written English.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious work relationships with staff, physicians, Hospital and University officials, and the general public.

    Qualified candidates will possess:

    • Graduate with the minimum of an Associate’s Degree from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) or Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)..
    • Two years of experience as a Respiratory Therapist after graduation.
    • Possess certification as Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).
    • Must meet the District of Columbia licensure requirement.
    • Current BLS or ACLS certification.
    • Two years of experience as a clinical practitioner in the field of Respiratory Therapy is preferred.

    At Howard University Hospital our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:

    Work life balance
    Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
    Competitive, comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability, vacation, sick leave, and 403B retirement plan)

    COVID-19 Vaccination 

    Howard University Hospital requires all external applicants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before commencing employment.  External Applicants may be required to furnish proof of vaccination and, if offered, may elect to be vaccinated at a designated Howard University Hospital location. 

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