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Tenet Healthcare Respiratory Therapist. Per-Diem. Rotating Shifts. in Worcester, Massachusetts

Summary

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.

Responsibilities

  • 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 patients’ progress to therapeutic interventions

  • Teach patients how to take medications, use equipment, and empower the patient to improve one’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.

Skills Required:

· 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 one’s feet, dexterity.

· Good organizational and memory skills to ensure accurate documentation and record keeping entry

· Ability to work with various electronic medical records – 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

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Job: Therapy and Rehabilitation

Organization: Saint Vincent Hospital

Title: Respiratory Therapist. Per-Diem. Rotating Shifts.

Location: MA-Worcester

Requisition ID: 2005035364

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