Posted on: June 20, 2022
- Signing Bonus - Those who are already employed with the UMMH
System are not eligible. Rehires may be eligible if returning after
This position is responsible for providing all aspects of
respiratory therapy in accordance with the policies and procedures
of the Respiratory Care Department. Works with considerable
independence to perform routine and complex patient care in all
assigned areas. The respiratory therapist provides evidence based
patient focused care in a collaborative environment.
The Respiratory Therapist must possess the ability to assess
patients and make appropriate therapeutic recommendations along the
continuum of care from admission to discharge including all aspects
of respiratory care from floor therapies to mechanical ventilation
and blood gas interpretation. Also, the ability to read, write and
speak clearly in English.
Associates Degree in Respiratory Therapy preferred.
Minimum of 6 months acute care experience preferred, new graduates
welcome to apply.
Licenses, Certifications, Etc.
Current Massachusetts State Licensure
Registered Respiratory Therapist preferred
Basic Life Support required
Advanced Cardiac Life Support preferred (required for some
positions within 6 months of employment)
Neonatal Resuscitation Provider preferred
Pediatric Advanced Life Support preferred
Work as part of a team to ensure optimal patient care.
Reviews patients electronic medical record for appropriate history,
reason for admission, pertinent laboratory/radiological data,
Administers aerosolized medications.
Draws and analyzes Arterial Blood Gases. Reports Critical Values
per hospital policy.
Consults with physician staff concerning the most efficacious forms
of therapy, and makes recommendations to enhance patient care (such
as type, method, duration of therapy, suggested
medications/dosages) compatible with physician orders and
communicates these effectively with appropriate members of the
Monitors patient's physiological responses to therapy (such as
vital signs, arterial blood gases), and consults with physician if
adverse reactions occur.
Provide emergency care including assisting with intubation, Rapid
Response Team, High Risk Delivery and Code Team.
Inspect, test, clean and maintain respiratory therapy equipment as
per department policy.
Demonstrate and instruct respiratory care procedures to new staff,
other healthcare personnel, patients, and patient's families.
Provides clinical and general guidance to new, agency, per diem,
and student therapy personnel.
Provides direct supervision for respiratory therapy students.
Set up and operate devices such as basic oxygen therapy, mechanical
ventilators, CPAP/Bi-level support, NIPPV, high flow oxygen therapy
in accordance with department policy and procedures.
Maintains all necessary patient and department records on the
electronic medical record and medical administration record.
Follows hospital policy/procedure regarding patient medication
Participates in departmental quality assurance programs.
Maintains up-to-date knowledge of current techniques, developments,
and issues in respiratory care through attendance at educational
meetings, lectures, and conferences.
Skills will be reviewed in annual performance appraisal.
Provides verbal report including diagnosis, significant past
medical history, reason(s) for admission, treatment goals and
plans, patient's response to treatment, and suggestions to optimize
patient's treatment plan.
Meets established productivity standards.
Facilitates and promotes the sharing of knowledge and content
Takes responsibility for ensuring that all work outcomes satisfy
the UMass Memorial Health System True North.
The individual must support the mission, vision, and goals of
HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital and serve as a role model for CARES
Adheres to change control processes.
Participates in cross training to optimize department
Demonstrates excellent attendance and actively participates in a
variety of meetings and training sessions as required.
Demonstrates a friendly, responsive, service-minded attitude to all
internal and external customers.
Respects diverse views and approaches, and contributes in
maintaining an environment of professionalism, tolerance, civility
and acceptance toward all employees, patients and visitors
Performs other similar and related duties as required or
All Responsibilities Are Essential Job Functions.
Employment Type: Full Time
Years Experience: Less than 1 year
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