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Travel Respiratory Therapist

  • Chapel Hill, NC
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
Travel
4 days ago

$2,691/wk

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Travel Respiratory Therapist

  • Chapel Hill, NC
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Travel
4 days ago

$2,691/wk

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Travel Respiratory Therapist

  • Springdale, AR
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Travel
8 days ago

$2,651/wk

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Travel Respiratory Therapist

  • Seattle, WA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
Position DescriptionThe Respiratory Therapist is either registered or certified by the National Board of Respiratory Care to provide Cardiopulmonary Services. The Respiratory Thera ...
Travel
3 days ago

$2,646/wk

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Travel Respiratory Therapist

  • Ruidoso, NM
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
  • Referral Bonus
A respiratory therapist (RT) is trained to help people with lung diseases or disorders that can result from a myriad of issues. They treat patients dealing with pulmonary distress ...
Travel
3 days ago

$2,646/wk

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Travel Respiratory Therapist

  • weston, WI
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Travel
3 days ago

$2,634/wk

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Travel Respiratory Therapist

  • Washington, DC
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
RRT D/N -36 HOURS Skills Preferred: Purtian Bennett, Draeger, Servo I, Evita XL and ViasysChart System: Cerner Working Setting Exp: Trauma, ER and Adult ICU Certs Required: BLS, CR ...
Travel
3 days ago

$2,619/wk

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Travel Respiratory Therapist

  • Anchorage, AK
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
08/12/2022 1603 EDTMarcy Madsen ** ALL TIME OFF REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF SUBMISSION**** NO LOCALS ACCEPTED: PROFESSIONALS MUST RESIDE OVER 50 MILES OF FACILITY TO QUALIFY **2yr exp ...
Travel
2 days ago

$2,616/wk

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Travel Respiratory Therapist

  • Anchorage, AK
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
08/11/2022 0933 CDTMichael Koziashvily ** ALL TIME OFF REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF SUBMISSION**** NO LOCALS ACCEPTED: PROFESSIONALS MUST RESIDE OVER 50 MILES OF FACILITY TO QUALIFY **A ...
Travel
3 days ago

$2,616/wk

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Travel Respiratory Therapist

  • Washington, DC
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
RRT D/N -36 HOURS Must have DC License Skills Preferred: Purtian Bennett, Draeger, Servo I, Evita XL and ViasysChart System: Cerner Working Setting Exp: Trauma, ER and Adult ICU Ce ...
Travel
3 days ago

$2,604/wk

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Travel Respiratory Therapist

  • Memphis, TN
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Travel
4 days ago

$2,604/wk

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Travel Respiratory Therapist

  • weston, WI
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Flexible
Travel
3 days ago

$2,604/wk

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Travel Respiratory Therapist

  • Morrisville, VT
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
A respiratory therapist (RT) is trained to help people with lung diseases or disorders that can result from a myriad of issues. They treat patients dealing with pulmonary distress ...
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$2,592/wk

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Travel Respiratory Therapist

  • Chicago, IL
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Start Date: 9/12 Contract Length: 13 weeks Guaranteed Hours: biweekly guarantee- 60/72 hours 1 cancellation allowed per 2-week period Primary Location: Humboldt Park Health, Chicag ...
Travel
3 days ago

$2,589/wk

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Travel Respiratory Therapist

  • Memphis, TN
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
A respiratory therapist (RT) is trained to help people with lung diseases or disorders that can result from a myriad of issues. They treat patients dealing with pulmonary distress ...
Travel
4 days ago

$2,574/wk

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Travel Respiratory Therapist

  • Kamuela, HI
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
A respiratory therapist (RT) is trained to help people with lung diseases or disorders that can result from a myriad of issues. They treat patients dealing with pulmonary distress ...
Travel
9 days ago

$2,556/wk

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Travel Respiratory Therapist

  • Montgomery, AL
    • 4x12 hrs
    • Nights
Travel
12 days ago

$2,549/wk

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Travel Respiratory Therapist

  • York, PA
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Nights
Travel
8 days ago

$2,525/wk

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Travel Respiratory Therapist

  • Trinity, FL
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
Respiratory Therapist Position in Trinity,FL. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #1106596 Why choose Host Healthcare? Because ...
Travel
3 days ago

$1,521/wk

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Travel Respiratory Therapist

  • Washington, MO
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
Respiratory Therapist Position in Washington,MO. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #1105626 Why choose Host Healthcare? Beca ...
Travel
3 days ago

$1,521/wk

Travel Respiratory Therapist FAQs

How much do travel Respiratory Therapist jobs pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Monday, August 15th 2022, the average weekly salary for a Travel Respiratory Therapist is $2,303, but can pay up to $4,342 per week.

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  • min - $1,086
  • avg - $2,303
  • max - $4,342

What are the best agencies for Respiratory Therapist jobs?

The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most Respiratory Therapist jobs are TotalMed Allied (145), Therapy Staff (128), and Host Healthcare (115).

What is a Respiratory Therapist?

Respiratory therapists are allied health professionals who specialize in assessing and improving patients’ lung functions. RTs, also called RRT’s (Registered Respiratory Therapists), assess and treat a wide array of diseases, illnesses, and injuries that affect the respiratory system. They must have advanced knowledge of pulmonary care and high-tech equipment, such as ventilators, to effectively improve a patient’s quality of life or even save it.

One of the many great aspects of a career in respiratory therapy is helping patients at all stages of life, from premature infants to the elderly. These patients rely on RTs to address asthma, COPD, pneumonia, lung cancer, cystic fibrosis, lung trauma, and acute respiratory failure.

Respiratory therapists are in high demand nationwide. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment growth of 21% in this field through 2028 largely due to an aging population.

What does a respiratory therapist do?

Respiratory therapists are specialists trained in pulmonary medicine to work therapeutically with patients suffering from various lung conditions. They determine the need for respiratory care services and administer that care directly to patients, while educating them on lung health and breathing disorders.

RTs handle everything from treating chronic diseases, such as asthma, emphysema, COPD, and cystic fibrosis, to providing emergency care when a heart attack, shock, or drowning impacts a patient’s ability to breath. Some common tasks may include:

  • Assess lung and breathing disorders

  • Recommending pulmonary treatment methods

  • Establishing therapeutic goals for patients with cardiopulmonary disease

  • Developing and modifying respiratory care plans

  • Acquiring and evaluating clinical data

  • Performing tests and studies, such as blood gas analysis, pulmonary function, and polysomnography

  • Performing prescribed pulmonary rehabilitation

  • Performing chest physiotherapy to remove mucus from patients’ lungs 

  • Managing ventilators and artificial airway devices, as well as non invasive ventilation aimed at preventing intubation

Where do respiratory therapists work?

Most respiratory therapists work in hospitals in a variety of settings, such as intensive care units, emergency rooms, newborn and pediatric units, step down units, and med-surg/tele units. RTs may also work in skilled nursing facilities, air medical transport and ambulance services, physician’s offices, patients’ homes, or as a traveling respiratory therapist. They may specialize in long-term acute care units, sleep labs, cardiopulmonary diagnostic labs, bronchoscopy labs, hyperbaric oxygen units, or cardiopulmonary rehabilitation centers. Some RTs may also choose to work in specific programs, such asthma education, smoking cessation, or case management.

What skills make a good respiratory therapist?

Respiratory therapists must have in-depth knowledge of human physiology and be able to apply this knowledge in a clinical setting, across all age groups. RTs must be skilled at using advanced diagnostic tools to accurately diagnose pulmonary dysfunction and measure the severity of respiratory distress.

In addition to physical care, RTs should have strong communication skills to explain procedures to patients and convey patient information to other health care professionals. RTs also need exceptional problem solving and critical thinking skills to act quickly in emergency situations because they seldom have time to second-guess themselves.

How to become a Travel Respiratory Therapist

Aspiring respiratory therapists are required to earn an associate degree or a bachelor’s degree in a respiratory care program. Both two-year and four-year programs must be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care. RTs are licensed in all states, except Alaska, which recommends but doesn’t require national certification. Licensure requirements vary by state, but most require passing a state or professional certification exam. Most states use the Certified Respiratory Therapist and Registered Respiratory Therapist credentials issued by the National Board for Respiratory Care as the basis for state licensure.

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