Respiratory Therapist I - Per Diem
UMass Memorial Health Care
 Worcester, MA

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Requisition #: 202744
Title: Respiratory Therapist I
Department: Respiratory Therapy
Grade: TEC9
Posting Date: ADD
Shift: Mixed
Status: Non-Exempt
Union: Non-Union
Hours: As Needed
Shift Length: 8 hours
Location: UMass Memorial Medical Center – University Campus

Mix of 8-12 hour day-eve-night shifts with weekend and holiday requirements

Position Summary:

Reporting to the assigned supervisor and under general direction Respiratory Therapist II, the Respiratory Therapist I administers various forms of respiratory therapy in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Respiratory Care Department.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Performs a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Administers oxygen and air–oxygen mixtures using various equipment.
  • Administers high–humidity aerosols and gas mixtures using pneumatic and electronic nebulizers.
  • Instructs patients in the use of incentive spirometers. Obtains arterial blood samples for blood gas analysis. Administers aerosolized medications and airway clearance therapiesMay induce sputums per department policy.
  • Administers emergency respiratory care (i. e. , CPR, ventilation with resuscitators and masks).

Position Qualifications:

License/Certification/Education:

Required:

Verification of education and competency upon completion of one year of an Associate of Science in Respiratory Care program. Currently holds a Limited Permit in Respiratory Care by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Division of Professional Licensure. Current BLS certification.

Experience/Skills:

Required:

Minimum requirements include knowledge of respiratory care procedures.

Standards of Respect:

We’re striving to make respect a part of everything we do at UMass Memorial – for our patients and for each other. We’re expecting that our new caregivers practice our six Standards of Respect: Acknowledge, Listen, Communicate, Be Responsive, Be a Team Player, and Be Kind, to help us make respect a part of how we take care of business everyday.