MetroWest Medical Center is the largest community health care system between Worcester and Boston. MetroWest Medical Center is committed to providing high quality, comprehensive care, at a location close to home. The 307-bed regional healthcare system includes Framingham Union Hospital, Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick and the MetroWest Wellness Center. MetroWest Medical Center has been named to the 2019 Americaâ��s 100 Best Hospitals List by Healthgrades.
GENERAL SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Medical Director and the direct supervision of the Manager of the Respiratory Care Department, the Respiratory Therapist will initiate and administer all respiratory therapy modalities according to established policies, procedures and protocols at Metrowest Medical Center. Therapy will be administered to patients with cardiopulmonary dysfunction/disability or for preventive purposes. Participates in clinical education. Ensures quality and safe delivery of care to patients of all ages.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
A. Administers and manages all ventilator care, continuous positive pressure breathing, weaning techniques, and artificial airway care. Set up changes and monitors associated equipment.
B. Administers therapeutic gases (oxygen and helium/oxygen), utilizing cannulas and masks. Sets up, changes, and monitors associated equipment.
C. Administers humidity and medications such as bronchodilators, antibiotics, utilizing cool and heated nebulization.
D. Performs chest physical therapy, chest percussions and vibrations, postural drainage, incentive exercises, and ambulation exercises as indicated.
E. Responds to all "Code Blue" and other emergency situations; performs and/or participates in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. May also assist with bedside surgical procedures.
EDUCATION, LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION:
A. Graduate of an Accredited Respiratory Therapy program required
B. Certified by the National Board for Respiratory Care as a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) or Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT). It is strongly encouraged that CRT therapists advance to RRT within 2 years of employment.
C. Maintains current licensure by the State of Massachusetts as a Respiratory Therapist.
D. BLS (American Heart Association) required upon hire. Maintains ACLS, PALS and NRP certifications once obtained. New hires are required to obtain BLS prior to providing direct care to patients. Additional certifications as listed are required within 1 year of employment.
E. A minimum of 2 years of Respiratory Therapy experience in an acute care setting preferred.
F. Previous neonatal & pediatric experience preferred.
G. Must be able to put into practice, Service Excellence
Job: Respiratory Therapy
Primary Location: Framingham, Massachusetts
Facility: MetroWest Framingham Union Hospital
Job Type: PT2Y
Shift Type: Days
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