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Respiratory Therapist, Per diem (Regional between Waterbury Hospital and Manchester Hospital)

Company: Eastern Connecticut Health Network
Location: Waterbury
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Job Description:

Respiratory Therapist, Per Diem (Regional Position between Waterbury Hospital and Eastern Connecticut Health Network)RATE OF PAY: $85.00/hour**Additional compensation offered for a work commitment of 24-32 hours per week.NOTE: All employees must be willing to rotate between Waterbury Hospital and Manchester Memorial Hospital.POSITION SUMMARY:Performs safe respiratory therapy modalities as ordered by physician, developing a plan of care based on assessment data and standards of care, identifying needs for alternative action in the plan of treatment and involves the multi-disciplinary team in revisions to plan of care. Sets up, maintains and monitors mechanical ventilation according to policy and procedure. Administers medications demonstrating thorough knowledge of policy and procedure. Assembles, selects, and operates equipment for proper operation and cleanliness. This includes but is not limited to mechanical ventilators, BIPAP/CPAP systems, oxygen delivery devices and oxygen analyzers, manual resuscitators and suctioning equipment. Performs tracheal, endotracheal and nasopharyngeal suctioning including the instillation of pharmacologic agents according to policy and procedure. Draws and analyzes blood gases by arterial stick according to policy and procedure. Interprets arterial blood gas and oximetry results. Differentiates between patient and equipment problems and intervenes appropriately. Documents and communicates all patient therapies including concerns during shift. Reports to Associate Director of Healthcare Staffing On Demand, LLC.EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION:Graduate of an approved Respiratory Care program. Must provide copy of diploma or transcript upon hire.The candidate must hold the credential of Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) or Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) from the National Board of Respiratory Care and a current license from the State of Connecticut to practice as a Respiratory Care Practitioner.A candidate with a CRT credential must be registry eligible and obtain the RRT credential from the NBRC within 18 months of employment.The candidate will hold a current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.Current Neonatal Resuscitation Program Provider (NRP) or Neonatal Advanced Life Support (NALS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Advance Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certifications are desirable but not required.Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT) certification desirable.EXPERIENCE:A minimum of one year of skilled respiratory experience within the last two years.Must be able to work well with others in a multi-task, fast paced patient care environment.COMPETENCIES:Must possess a strong focus on customer service and the ability exhibit patience and empathy while providing care to a culturally diverse group of patients.Must be able to speak, read, and write using the English language.Effective verbal communication is essential with patients, co-workers, and physicians.Effective written communication is required for accurate medical charting of respiratory services provided and concurrently clear and precise medical billing.Must have access to reliable transportation to travel between multiple work sites; and travel is required in order to perform essential duties.CONTINUING EDUCATION:Employees are required to successfully complete mandatory education/training as assigned.It is the employee's responsibility to complete and return all continuing education documents, i.e. certificates/forms by the posted due date to document knowledge of recent changes.WORK REQUIREMENTS:A minimum of 24 hours per month, this includes (1) weekend shift equaling 8 hours or more.A maximum of 130 hours per month will be permitted.All employees must be willing to rotate between Waterbury Hospital and Manchester Memorial Hospital.The Central Scheduling Office will notify employee via the provided phone number if there is a need to change the assigned facility prior to the start of the shift. Employee will be notified of any change 2 hours prior to the start of the shiftEmployees are required to work (1) holiday under Group A; and (1) date under Group B, per year, to meet the holiday commitment.Location: Healthcare Staffing On Demand, LLCSchedule: Per Diem, Day, 0

Keywords: Eastern Connecticut Health Network, Waterbury , Respiratory Therapist, Per diem (Regional between Waterbury Hospital and Manchester Hospital), Healthcare , Waterbury, Connecticut

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