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Heywood Hospital Respiratory Therapist Asst, Respiratory, Per Diem, All Shifts in Gardner, Massachusetts

Job Requirements Minimum Education * High School graduate or equivalent. * Enrolled in a Respiratory Therapy program within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Minimum Licenses and Certifications * Current Massachusetts Board of Respiratory Care Respiratory Care Limited Permit with verification of education to include support services for mechanical ventilation, administer aerosolized medications and administration of medical gases. * Current AHA BLS required. Required Skills * Basic computer skills. * Moderate written and verbal skills. * Ability to use medical equipment.. Functional Demands Physical Requirements Exerts 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Frequently reaches (extending hands and arms in any direction), and handles (seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or working with hands). Occasionally stoop (bending the body downward and forward by bending the spine at the waist), crouches (bending the body downward and forward by bending legs and spine). Organizational Expectations Behavioral Attributes The following behavioral attributes are required: achievement motivation, concern for order, flexibility, initiative, self-confidence, customer service oriented, interpersonal effectiveness, teamwork, analytical thinking and information seeking. Essential Functions * Systematically gathers and evaluates relevant information and data from the patient interview and/or all the patient information sources. * Assures that the patient exams, tests and/or procedures are consistent with the nature of patient’s needs and orders. * Identifies variations from expected findings and/or test values. * Takes appropriate actions when variations are identified. * Plans for and provides patient teachings. * Identifies situations when it is appropriate to involve the family and/or significant other and/or friends in patient’s education. * Prioritizes requests based on the nature of request and the condition and/or situation of the patients. * Assesses and reassesses the patient’s condition. * Coordinates and communicates with other healthcare professionals to provide comprehensive patient service and care. * When appropriate, delegates to other healthcare professionals. * Works together to complete assignments with departmental and healthcare team members. * Under the general supervision of Registered Respiratory Therapists, provides direct Respiratory Care to patients by administering Respiratory Therapy modalities including the set-up and administration of oxygen therapy, aerosol therapy, and medication nebulization therapy; the application of Chest Physiotherapy (CPT) techniques * Make regular rounds and administers modalities according to plan established by a respiratory therapist; performs patient assessments, observes and reports patients' progress and reactions to treatment. * Makes suggestions for modification of treatment plan to respiratory therapist as indicated. * Completes necessary documentation of treatments given and patients' responses, and reports to the respiratory therapist, nurse, and physician as needed. Maintains appropriate departmental records Statement of Other Duties This document describes the major duties and responsibilities for this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that employees may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described. Facility: Heywood Hospital Department: HH. RESPIRATORY-,2000.53100 Regular or Temporary Position: Regular Position Control #: 200.531100.2147 Position Hours: PRN Shift: All Shifts Job Title: Respiratory Therapist Asst, Respiratory, Per Diem, All Shifts Location: Gardner, Massachusetts Posted Date: 04/07/2021