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 patientsâ�� progress to therapeutic interventions
Teach patients how to take medications, use equipment, and empower the patient to improve oneâ��s health and wellbeing
Ability to work with neonates and provide neonatal resuscitation when needed.
Ability to work with mechanically ventilated patients, trach patients, and mostly adult patients.
Ability to prioritize and multitask, good time management skills.
Good interpersonal communication skills between colleagues, patients, and families.
Ability to work as a team in a team-focused based setting.
Ability to have necessary critical thinking /troubleshooting skills required for acute care and critically-ill patients
Ability to tolerate going up and down flights of stairs, extended time on oneâ��s feet, dexterity.
Good organizational and memory skills to ensure accurate documentation and record keeping entry
Ability to work with various electronic medical records â�� computer and typing skills preferred
Ability to tolerate blood and draw arterial blood gasses
Shows initiative towards patient care and education
Professional integrity and honesty
Education Required: graduate of an AMA / NBRC accredited respiratory care program. A.S. in respiratory care minimum.
Certifications 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: PT2Y
Shift Type: Rotate
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Internal Number: 2105020473
About Saint Vincent Hospital
Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) is a diversified healthcare services company headquartered in Dallas with 112,000 employees. Through an expansive care network that includes United Surgical Partners International, we operate 65 hospitals and approximately 510 other healthcare facilities, including surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care and imaging centers and other care sites and clinics. We also operate Conifer Health Solutions, which provides revenue cycle management and value-based care services to hospitals, health systems, physician practices, employers and other clients. Across the Tenet enterprise, we are united by our mission to deliver quality, compassionate care in the communities we serve.