Completes established competencies for the position within designated orientation period. Ability to work in a critical care setting to provide care to acutely ill patients in a sub-300 bed city hospital. Works to improve the health and well-being of others, while working under supervision of a physician to provide respiratory care modalities. Therapist will work in a dynamic milieu, and will require adaptability to work in the ICU, ER, Labor and Delivery / Nursery, and be able to respond to in-patient emergencies.
Interview and examine patients with breathing or cardiopulmonary disorders
Consult with physicians to develop patient treatment plans
Treat patients by using a variety of methods, including chest physiotherapy and aerosol medications
Monitor and record patientsï¿½ progress to therapeutic interventions
Teach patients how to take medications, use equipment, and empower the patient to improve oneï¿½s health and wellbeing
ï¿½Ability to work with neonates and provide neonatal resuscitation when needed.
ï¿½Ability to work with mechanically ventilated patients, trach patients, and mostly adult patients.
ï¿½Ability to prioritize and multitask, good time management skills.
ï¿½Good interpersonal communication skills between colleagues, patients, and families.
ï¿½Ability to work as a team in a team-focused based setting.
ï¿½Ability to have necessary critical thinking /troubleshooting skills required for acute care and critically-ill patients
ï¿½Ability to tolerate going up and down flights of stairs, extended time on oneï¿½s feet, dexterity.
ï¿½Good organizational and memory skills to ensure accurate documentation and record keeping entry
ï¿½Ability to work with various electronic medical records ï¿½ computer and typing skills preferred
ï¿½Ability to tolerate blood and draw arterial blood gasses
ï¿½Shows initiative towards patient care and education
Professional integrity and honesty
Required: graduate of an AMA / NBRC accredited respiratory care program. A.S. in respiratory care minimum.
Required: RCP or equivalent Massachusetts State licensure; CRT, BLS, and NRP
If employee does not currently have an NRP certificate, employee will be required to complete NRP certification within 3 months of employment.
Preferred: RRT, if RT does not have RRT credentials, applicant will be required to take board exam to become RRT certified within 6 months. PALS and ACLS are optional; candidates given extra preference.
JOB: Respiratory Therapy / Respiratory Therapist
PRIMARY LOCATION: Worcester, Massachusetts
FACILITY: Saint Vincent Hospital
Job: Respiratory Therapy
Primary Location: Worcester, Massachusetts
Facility: Saint Vincent Hospital
Job Type: PT1
Shift Type: Days
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Internal Number: 2005032615
About Saint Vincent Hospital
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