Respiratory Therapist


: $71,550.00 - $95,970.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Healthcare - Allied Health

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Apply NowApply Later Respiratory Therapist Department Description:null Job Location:Needham, MA Req ID:29648BR Job Summary:Under the supervision of the Chief Respiratory Therapist and upon request of the physician, sets up and operates various types of respiratory care equipment to be utilized in the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory disease and/or illness including Blood Gas Laboratory. Essential Responsibilities: + Explains purpose and procedure of treatments, tests and equipment to the patient. + Conducts physician prescribed treatments of a routine nature operating Intermittent Positive Pressure Breathing (IPPB) Machine, various nasal oxygen devices and ultrasonic nebulizer in order to administer prescribed medicinal vapors and gases, humidity, and various oxygen concentrations to the respiratory system of the patient. + Performs chest physical therapy treatments involving percussion, postural drainage and suctioning in order to loosen and mobilize secretions and mucous and to clear airway blockage in the respiratory system. + Performs arterial puncture; operates blood gas analyzer measuring and determining the acid balance efficiency of ventilation, and metabolism of the respiratory system. + Sets up, operates, and monitors ventilators when patient's respiratory system is incapable of adequate spontaneous ventilation. Required Qualifications: + Associate's degree in Respiratory Therapy required. + Registration Reg Respiratory Therapist required. + 0-1 years related work experience required. + Basic familiarity with computers. Ability to navigate at a basic level within web-based applications. Competencies: + Decision Making:Ability to make decisions that are guided by general instructions and practices requiring some interpretation. May make recommendations for solving problems of moderate complexity and importance. + Problem Solving:Ability to address problems that are varied, requiring analysis or interpretation of the situation using direct observation, knowledge and skills based on general precedents. + Independence of Action:Ability to follow precedents and procedures. May set priorities and organize work within general guidelines. Seeks assistance when confronted with difficult and/or unpredictable situations. Work progress is monitored by supervisor/manager. + Written Communications:Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written English with internal and external customers. + Oral Communications:Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers. + Knowledge:Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations. + Team Work:Ability to work collaboratively in small teams to improve the operations of immediate work group by offering ideas, identifying issues, and respecting team members. + Customer Service:Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations. Age based Competencies: Employees in this job must be competent to provide patient care to the following age groups: Neonatal:Birth to 6 months, Youth: 6 months to 16 years, Young adult: 16-30 years, Middle Age: 30 - 60 years, Elderly: 60 -. Physical Nature of the Job: Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and or up to 20 pounds of force frequently. Job is physical in nature and employee needs to stand and/or move around through the majority of their shift. Associated topics: aso, crt, resp, respiratory, respiratory care, respiratory therapist, rrt, therapist
Associated topics: aso, crt, resp, respiratory, respiratory care, respiratory therapist, rrt, therapist * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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