Respiratory therapists are essential for many people dealing with lung diseases and disorders such as Asthma, COPD, chest trauma, lung cancer, or COVID-19 related illnesses. They need to work well with patients and other medical professionals to ensure the best respiratory care. What qualities should you look for when you’re hiring a registered respiratory therapist? And how do you find the best RRTs for your practice? Here are a few ideas to get you started.
The Qualities of a Great RRT
Even before you consider the skills of a great RRT, it’s essential to look at the soft skills that will make them succeed. They should have the compassion to help their patients through their therapy. Patience is also important. They should be detailed oriented and have good science and math skills. And they should be problem solvers.
Skills and Certifications
RRTs need to have at least an associate’s degree in radiation therapy. There are also bachelor’s degree programs that help with career advancement. RRTs need complete knowledge of human anatomy, chemistry, and math. They should also know how to use the technology of the field and both therapeutic and diagnostic experience.
How to Hire an RRT
When you’ve identified the need for an RRT on your staff, the next step is to find top talent. Here are a few ways you can source RRTs for your organization.
Ask for Referrals
Sometimes, the best way to find new talent is to talk to your current team. Other avenues for referrals are friends and colleagues in the industry who can point you in the right direction.
Participate in Events
You can also participate in registered respiratory therapist industry events. People often attend these events and join organizations to help them find new opportunities in the field.
Create job postings and place them on social media, industry-specific job boards, and in your community.
Work with a Staffing Partner
Talk with recruiters who specialize in medical placements to help you find a qualified RRT looking for an opportunity in your area.
Are you looking to hire an RTT? Talk to the team at Fortus Healthcare Resources today.