Washington Hospital Center, MedStar Health , 08/11/2022

  Tria Messalle
Facility Name
  Washington Hospital Center, MedStar Health
Facility Location
  Washington, DC
Facility description or mission
  As a not-for-profit, 912-bed academic and research center, MedStar Washington Hospital Center is the largest and busiest hospital in the greater Washington, D.C., metropolitan region. The hospital serves as a referral center for patients with the most complex conditions as well as a safety-net provider for residents of our immediate community.

With 400,000 annual patient visits, the Hospital Center is renowned for handling the region’s most challenging cases in such areas as trauma, burn, cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer, and neurosurgery.

MedStar Washington offers an experienced medical/dental and surgical staff of 1,500 physicians and 350 advanced practice providers, and at any given time is leading or participating in more than 330 clinical research trials. With this level of expertise and experience, MedStar Washington attracts approximately 350 residents and fellows annually to its 40 clinical residency and fellowship programs.

Job summary

The Respiratory Therapist participates in the formulation and implementation of the respiratory care plan for patients with cardiopulmonary issues. They are also responsible for documenting procedures and recording results along with the calibration and maintenance of equipment.

Essential job responsibilities


• Responsible for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in the management and preventive care of patients with cardiopulmonary problems, maintaining records of the plan and all results.
• Assess patients by conducting diagnostic studies and inform the appropriate medical personnel of the results, recommending a course of treatment.
• Set up respiratory therapy equipment, performing troubleshooting procedures as necessary.
• Perform airway management and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
• Monitor patient condition, informing physician of any change and revising the plan of care accordingly.
• Performs medical gas administration, aerosol therapy. Administers aerosolized medication as per protocol and physician orders.

  • Associate’s degree in Respiratory Therapy from an AMA approved school of Respiratory Therapy.
• Current Certification or Registry by the National Board for Respiratory Care.
• Maintain an active Respiratory Care license by the District of Columbia.
  • 6 months of hospital experience
State license requirement

  • Texas Respiratory Care Practitioner
  • Arkansas Respiratory Therapist

Work Schedule

  • Full-time days
  • Full-time nights
  • Part-time days
  • Part-time night
  • Per diem
  • Variable shift

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