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Beth Israel Lahey Health Respiratory Therapist in Burlington, Massachusetts

Job Type: Regular

Time Type: Part time

Work Shift: Day (United States of America)

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

This position reports directly to the Director/Manager of Respiratory Therapy and receives day to day oversight from the Respiratory Supervisors. The Respiratory Care Practitioner performs respiratory care related duties to all age groups. The Respiratory Care Practitioner is responsible for direct patient care within their scope of services in accordance with state licensure, and the Registration Board of Respiratory Care. The Respiratory Care Practitioner works under physician orders, follows departmental and Lahey Hospital & Medical Center policies. The Respiratory Care Practitioner utilizes a high level of critical thinking skills, must have the ability to apply the appropriate best-practice, be objective and receptive to others’ points of view with regard to patient care issues.

Job Description:

Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:

RESPIRATORY THERAPIST BURLINGTON

• Provides direct patient care under physician orders and within the scope of services and licensure laws

o Works collaboratively with providers

o Reviews current orders in area of responsibility and ensures patients receive treatments as ordered

o Administers medications via hand held nebulizer, MDI and new modes of delivery as established

o Assesses patients throughout the treatment and interventions cycle

o Completes and updates plans of care

o Ensures ventilator parameters are set according to physician orders

o Enters set and actual patient settings on flow sheets

o Checks and documents alarm parameters

o Completes documentation legibly

o Assesses and performs daily spontaneous breathing trial

o Calibrates inhaled nitric oxide system

o Administers inhaled nitric oxide in cardiac catherization laboratory, through ventilator and assists with administration of nitric oxide in the operating room.

o Administers helium-oxygen therapy

o Sets up BIPAP and adjusts parameters per augmentation order set

o Sets up patients on Non Invasive Ventilation

o Performs non bronchial alveolar lavage procedures

o Assists during procedures

o Assists ventilated patients during transport

o Assists to transition ventilator patients on EMS portable ventilators until transfer occurs

o Responds to MET calls, codes blue, trauma calls and other emergencies

o Performs CPR as needed

o Participates with collaborative research projects

o Draws arterial blood gases and sends to laboratory for analysis

o Performs bedside spirometry, negative inspiratory force and vital capacity measurements

o Takes initiative to review equipment and procedures to remain proficient

o Assists and responds to nurses regarding questions on respiratory related issues

o Participates on committees or task forces

o Demonstrates flexibility to accept assignments

o Develops proficiency in new respiratory practices and initiatives

o Completes patient charges, daily events, equipment set up and testing inclusive of sticker check off

o Ensures frequent visibility when covering critical care areas; attends provider rounds

o Organizes and manages time and workflow effectively

o Maintains a patient focused and centric approach

Professional Growth:

• Maintain strict adherence to the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Confidentiality policy.

• Incorporate Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Standards of Behavior and Guiding Principles into daily activities

• Comply with all Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Policies.

• Comply with behavioral expectations of the department and Lahey Hospital and Medical Center.

• Maintain courteous and effective interactions with colleagues and patients.

• Demonstrate an understanding of the job description, performance expectations, and competency assessment.

• Demonstrate a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to Customer Service standards.

• Participate in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities.

• Participate in and successfully completes Mandatory Education.

• Perform all other duties as needed or directed to meet the needs of the department

Organizational Requirements

 Maintain strict adherence to the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Confidentiality policy.

 Incorporate Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Standards of Behavior and Guiding Principles into daily activities

 Comply with all Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Policies.

 Comply with behavioral expectations of the department and Lahey Hospital and Medical Center.

 Maintain courteous and effective interactions with colleagues and patients.

 Demonstrate an understanding of the job description, performance expectations, and competency assessment.

 Demonstrate a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to Customer Service standards.

 Participate in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities.

 Participate in and successfully completes Mandatory Education.

 Perform all other duties as needed or directed to meet the needs of the department.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:

Associates degree in Respiratory Therapy from an Accredited School of Respiratory Therapy.

Licensure, Certification, Registration:

• Massachusetts License

• Certified Respiratory Therapist – Registered Respiratory Therapist Preferred

• Current BLS certification

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Working knowlegde of PC’s.

  • Excellent Oral and Written Communication skills.

  • Ability to impart specialized clinical and medical information to members of the health care team; physician, nurses

Experience:

Experience as a Staff Respiratory Therapist with a focus on critical care preferred

Lahey Hospital and Medical Center is now offering up to a $5,000 signing bonus for our Respiratory Therapist position.

Important Details:

Signing Bonuses are paid out in two payments. You will receive your first payment (half of the total amount) of upon completion of the first 30 days of hire and your second payment (half of the total amount) upon completion of 6 months of hire. The bonus payments will be paid on the next regular pay day following the date on which you become eligible for the bonus. All payments are subject to applicable taxes.

To be eligible:

• Current and former BILH candidates - restrictions apply. Employees within the BILH system are not eligible for the bonus or if you have been employed by a BILH entity within the last 12-months. Employee must be in good standing to receive the bonus at the time of payment.

• Signing Bonus is determined on a full-time status of 40 hours. Hours less than 40 hours will be prorated. Per Diem roles are not eligible.

• If you leave Lahey Hospital & Medical Center before your first anniversary you will pay back the signing bonus.

• Please note, signing bonuses are subject to change based on the organizations hiring needs and will be determined by Talent Acquisition on an ongoing basis. BILH/LHMC Talent Acquisition reserves the right to change signing bonus eligible jobs and amounts at any time.

As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more (https://www.bilh.org/newsroom/bilh-to-require-covid-19-influenza-vaccines-for-all-clinicians-staff-by-oct-31) about this requirement.

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