Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Registered Respiratory Therapist - Full-Time - Nights


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Atlanta Medical Center, formerly Georgia Baptist Medical Center, is a 467-bed Regional Level I Trauma teaching facility sprawled across two city blocks near the heart of downtown Atlanta. Accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Atlanta Medical Center has an esteemed tradition of commitment to excellence in patient care and service to the community. The medical center provides general medical, surgical and women's services, as well as specialized programs in cardiology, oncology, perinatology, neonatology, orthopaedics, rehabilitation, psychiatry, neurosurgery, same day surgery and trauma. We are firmly committed to maintaining a tradition of excellence in teaching - combining knowledge, technique and technology in every area of modern medicine.

We are an employer of choice as well as a leader in healthcare. In 2011, Atlanta Medical Center was 1 of only 8 Tenet hospitals to receive Tenet's elite Circle of Excellence award and we were also named as one of the Top Work Places by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. AMC received the Circle of Excellence award in 2010 as well. In 2008, Atlanta Medical Center was named as one of the Top Ten Best Places to Work by the Atlanta Magazine. This ranking placed AMC as the highest in the healthcare industry. In 2006 and 2005 we again received Tenet's Circle of Excellence award. AMC was named as one of the Best Places to Make a Difference by the Atlanta Magazine in 2004. The Atlanta Business Chronicle named Atlanta Medical Center as one of the Top Five Best Places to Work in Atlanta in 2003 and in 2002 we tied for First Place as the Best Place to Work in Atlanta by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Atlanta Medical Center is also highly committed to providing quality services to our patients. We hold the following designations:

Bariatric Center of Excellence

Gold Plus Stroke Center (the 1 st in Georgia)

American Heart Association's Get with the Guidelines: Gold in Heart Failure

American Heart Association's Get with the Guidelines: Gold in Coronary Artery Disease

American Stroke Association's Get with the Guidelines: Gold in Stroke

AMC has a 96.5% quality rating (which exceeds state and national averages) and is a regional Level I Trauma Center that receives patients from 67 other hospitals.

Atlanta Medical Center's Respiratory Department renders adult and neonatal care to our patient population. Our department offers mentoring and leadership opportunities for staff with students doing both adult and neonatal clinical rotations with us and also affords the potential to be involved in various clinical trials. Atlanta Medical Center's Respiratory staff is a long tenured team that enjoys helping each other be successful. We offer a consistent scheduling pattern that you can count on as well as flexibility to meet your own family needs.

Our focus is meeting the needs of our patients and their families every day. At Atlanta Medical Center, our employees work in a fast paced environment achieving the common goal of helping all those in need.

If you are interested in working for an institution where its foundation is based on providing the highest standard of patient care and customer service, then consider joining our Respiratory Care team!

The Respiratory Therapist provides an expert level of patient care according to physician orders and professional assessment of patient's condition, administers various types of respiratory treatment modalities, pulmonary & diagnostic adjunctive therapy, and short & long term ventilation in order to provide respiratory support to patients with breathing difficulties. We are also a Level 1 Trauma Center which keeps the Respiratory Care department very busy year round. "Trauma knows no season!"

Applicants are invited to become a fan of Atlanta Medical Center's Respiratory Therapy Careers page on Facebook in order to receive updates when new positions become open.


Skills and Abilities:

  • Ongoing validated competencies are required as they relate to the patient needs.

  • Successful completion of orientation.

  • Ability to provide support to patients, family members and visitors, in order to enhance comfort and security.

  • Ability to respond to emergencies and unpredictable situations in a calm manner, while exercising good judgment.

  • Effective communication and interpersonal/behavioral skills.

  • Customer service orientation, to include skills in problem solving.

  • Performs data collection, analysis, computation and reports all tests performed.

  • Provide guidance and direction to students and orientees.

  • Appropriates necessary supplies; maintains gas cylinders in all critical care areas as needed.

  • Assists in the moving/transporting of patients throughout the facility for various diagnostic procedures.

  • Performs all other tasks assigned.

Most importantly, respiratory therapists will elicit and understand the patient's and family's interpretation and impact of their illness on their physical, psychosocial, and spiritual well-being. Patient and family education are critical to the overall healing process here at AMC.

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Must posses a minimum of 2 years of Critical Care experience to include ABG puncture and analysis, mechanical ventilatory support, airway management and other such therapeudic modalities. Need good time management skills, teamwork skills and positive attitude.

If this sounds like the next challenge on your career development path then please take the first step of joining our team by clicking "apply online".

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