Flexi Certified Respiratory Therapist Acute Care

  • Birmingham, AL
  • Main Campus Children's of Alabama
  • Respiratory Care Acute Care
  • On-call/Flexi - Night shift
  • Allied Health
  • Req #: 312357
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  • Job Summary
    • A certified respiratory therapist (CRT) who is eligible to be registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) may be required to deliver respiratory care services in all areas of the hospital (e.g. intensive care units, medical and surgical floors, emergency departments, post-anesthesia care units, infant nurseries, and the chronic care units). The CRT who is not eligible to be registered by the NBRC may be required to work in all areas of the hospital except the critical care areas. The therapist must be able to adapt to the particular area of duty assigned and must be able to perform special duties required by the assignment.

      The CRT may be required to supervise and be responsible for the work of other respiratory care practitioners. The therapist may be assigned orientation and inservice education responsibilities as well as be asked to function in the role of mentor for students of respiratory therapy participating in clinical rotations at Children’s of Alabama.

      The CRT works under the technical supervision and clinical guidance of the Respiratory Care Clinical Coordinators. Direct administrative supervision is provided by the area Respiratory Care Manager and the Respiratory Care Department Head.

      The CRT carries out assigned duties and responsibilities according to policies, procedures, and guidelines approved by the Medical Director of the department. Standards of performance for the area to which the individual is assigned must be maintained.
  • Education
    • The CRT who is not eligible to be registered by the NBRC must be a graduate of an American Medical Association (AMA) approved 10 month to 1 year program of respiratory therapy and must be licensed by the Alabama State Board of Respiratory Therapy (ASBRT). The CRT who is registry eligible must be a graduate of an AMA approved 2 or 4 year program of respiratory therapy, must be licensed by the ASBRT, and must sit for and pass the registry examination within a specified amount of time.
  • Experience
    • The practitioner must have a minimum of 1 year experience in the field of respiratory therapy. Recent graduates who have successfully completed the certification examination qualify and will be considered.
  • Licensures, Certifications, and/or Registries
    • The practitioner must be licensed by the Alabama State Board of Respiratory Care. The individual must be certified by the National Board for Respiratory Care or must be eligible for certification and sit for and pass the certification examination within a specified amount of time.
    • Current BLS certification required.
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