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life care Respiratory Therapist in New Bedford, Massachusetts

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Position Summary:

The Respiratory Therapist performs respiratory care and diagnostic procedures within scope of practice in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and Life Care standards.

Education, Experience, and Licensure Requirements:

  • Must be currently licensed in respiratory care in current State of practice
  • Minimum of three (3) years experience in respiratory care required (geriatric care preferred)
  • Must be a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) OR Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the National Board for Respiratory Therapy (NBRC)
  • Must have and maintain current CPR certification Specific Job Requirements:

  • Must possess demonstrated teaching proficiency and be able to educate a wide variety of personnel including other disciplines, patients, and caregivers

  • Must be able to effectively communicate information concerning a patients condition
  • Must possess a strong analytical ability in order to understand pathophysiology and be able to make recommendations to physicians regarding the most appropriate treatment of diseases
  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action
  • Must be knowledgeable of practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations, and guidelines governing functions in the post acute care facility
  • Must have the ability to implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of the department
  • Must perform proficiently in all competency areas including but not limited to: patient rights, and safety and sanitation
  • Maintains professional working relationships with all associates, vendors, etc.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all proprietary and/or confidential information
  • Must understand and follow company policies including harassment and compliance procedures
  • Displays integrity and professionalism by adhering to Life Cares Code of Conduct and completes mandatory Code of Conduct and other appropriate compliance training Essential Functions:

  • Must be able to collect specimens from adult and geriatric patients appropriately and safely

  • Must be able to conduct respiratory care including but not limited to: establishment and maintenance of airway; CPR; medical gas and O2 therapy; humidity and aerosol therapy; infection control; suctioning; and emergency care
  • Must be able to ensure that respiratory therapy is administered in accordance with physician orders and standards of practice
  • Must be able to assist physicians and nursing, upon request, in assessing patients and designing appropriate therapy regimens
  • Must exhibit excellent customer service and a positive attitude towards patients
  • Must be able to assist in the evacuation of patients
  • Must demonstrate dependable, regular attendance
  • Must be able to concentrate and use reasoning skills and good judgment
  • Must be able to communicate and function productively on an interdisciplinary team
  • Must be able to sit, stand, bend, lift, push, pull, stoop, walk, reach, and move intermittently during working hours
  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language An Equal Opportunity Employer