SHC - Registered Respiratory Therapist, FT 36 hours, Nights, e/o wkend & holidays

Spaulding Rehabilitation Cambridge, MA
Summary

Perform activities in diagnostic evaluation, therapy, life-sustaining techniques, and education of patients and families of all age groups, neonatal to geriatric. Require a high level of expertise in ventilator management and sophisticated diagnostic procedures.

Key Responsibilities

* Perform respiratory procedures per established guidelines.

* Clinical assessment is completed for all age groups, including breathing patterns, ABG interpretation, CSR, pulmonary waveforms, and other non-invasive monitoring.

* Patient's clinical condition report is communicated effectively, including key plan of care.

* Respiratory therapy consultation and support is provided to other healthcare team members.

* Documentation and billing is completed per Meditech policy.

* Respiratory devices and interventions are maintained per manufacturer and department guidelines.

* Clinical resource support is provided daily for respiratory staff and facility.

* Additional department, organization, or network activities are completed per established objectives.

* PCC Organizational Values of Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence are upheld.

Qualifications and Experience

Education/Degree

Required

* Associate's Degree required.

* For Senior Respiratory Therapist: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent and 5 years experience as Registered Respiratory Therapist required.

Preferred

* Bachelor's Degree preferred.

Experience

Required

Preferred

Licensure

Required

* Registered Respiratory Therapist.

* Current Massachusetts Respiratory Care License.

Preferred

Skills (Specific learned activity gained through training (e.g. computer skills, keyboarding, presentation, CPR, ACLS, etc.)

Required

* Basic and advanced respiratory skills.

* BLS certified.

* Computer proficiency required. Microsoft office applications preferred with ability to learn new software.

* Maintain variable work schedule to meet department needs. (evenings, holidays, weekends and travel).

Preferred

* Highly developed communications and interpersonal skills, working with diverse population.

* Work independently, be self-directed and contribute as a member of a team.

* Anticipates challenges and develops and implements strategies for addressing them.

* High level of service delivery. Demonstrate initiative with ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines and adapt to changing situations.

* Attention to detail.