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Amergis Respiratory Therapist $75/hr - travel rates available in Woodward, Iowa

The Respiratory Therapist provides respiratory and pulmonarytherapy, management, and rehabilitation under the direction of a doctor. The Respiratory Therapist treats conditionsthat affect the pulmonary system and help patients who are having troublebreathing from infants to the elderly in a variety of health caresettings.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Adheres to established policies and procedures of thefacility

  • Performs focused interviews to identify specific patientneeds

  • Assess signs and symptoms indicating physiologic andpsychosocial changes in the patient’s condition

  • Plans for outcomes of care for those patients assigned

  • Assists with diagnosing lung or breathing disorders

  • Evaluates patients and performs tests and studies whenindicated

  • Determines appropriate therapy and treatment options incollaboration with physicians

  • Analyzes blood and sputum in the lab when applicable

  • Manages respiratory/pulmonary equipment and devices

  • Educates patients and families about lung diseases andbreathing disorders

  • Performs interventions according to identified priorities,plan of care, and the hospital policies and patient care outcome standard.

  • Adheres to emergency, safety and infection controlprocedures of the facility

  • Promotes and participates in activities to facilitate goodinterpersonal communications

  • Reports changes in the patient’s respiratory status to theDirector/Supervisor of Respiratory Care Services, the nurse primarilyresponsible for the patient, and the physician, as needed, and prior to leavingthe facility

  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

  • Current Respiratory Therapist Certification or Registrationfor the state in which he/she practices

  • One year of respiratory therapy clinical experiencepreferred

  • Complies with all relevant professional standards ofpractice

  • Participation and completion of Amergis' Competency programwhen applicable

  • Current CPR if applicable

  • TB Questionnaire, PPD or chest x-ray if applicable

  • Current Health certificate (per contract or stateregulation)

  • Must meet all federal, state and local requirements

  • Successful completion of new hire training as applicable tojob site

  • Understand patient confidentiality and HIPAArequirements

  • Ability to effectively elicit/provide information to andfrom appropriate individuals (including, but not limited to, supervisors,co-workers, clients) via strong communication skills; proficiency in theEnglish language is required

  • Computer proficiency required

  • Must be at least 18 years of age Compliance & EthicsExpectations


At Amergis, we firmly believe that our employees are the heartbeat of our organization and we are happy to offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive pay & weekly paychecks

  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance

  • 401(k) savings plan

  • Awards and recognition programs

    *Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status.

    About Amergis

Amergis, formerly known as Maxim Healthcare Staffing, has served our clients and communities by connecting people to the work that matters since 1988. We provide meaningful opportunities to our extensive network of healthcare and school-based professionals, ready to work in any hospital, government facility, or school. Through partnership and innovation, Amergis creates unmatched staffing experiences to deliver the best workforce solutions.

Amergis is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.