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Respiratory Therapist

Job Number 68571
Posted 1/14/2020
Account Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center
Department Respiratory Therapy
Location |ME| EMMC Campus - EMMC, ME 04401
Schedule Pool/Per Diem
Shift Variable
Hours 1900-0730
Job Details
Job Summary: Provide respiratory care to adult and pediatric patient populations.

Education/Experience:
  • RRT required.
  • Current Maine License or eligible to obtain required.
  • Pediatric and neonatal adult critical care experience preferred.

Other skills required: ability to interact with patients, physicians, public and staff in a pleasant, positive and professional manner; mechanical ventilation initiation and management experience

Physical Requirements: Color vision is required to assess the color of skin and mucous. Close up visual acuity is required in order to accurately draw up medications for aerosol and instillation administration; to read small gauges and dials; to identify the epiglottis and to intubate the trachea of adult, pediatric, and neonatal patients. Hearing acuity is required to hear and identify breath sounds with the aid of a stethoscope and to hear respiratory therapy equipment alarms. Manual dexterity is required to operate ventilator control knobs, oxygen delivery devices, video display terminals; to disassemble and assemble all types of respiratory therapy equipment; to perform manual chest compressions for CPR, chest percussion and vibration for chest physiotherapy; to tracheal intubate and suction; to obtain arterial punctures. Requires standing or walking 95% of the time and may require walking at 0.5 miles/hr. Requires tactile sensitivity in fingertips to palpate radial, brachial, and femoral arteries for puncture. Requires lifting and turning patients of up to 250 pounds with or without assistance and wheeling heavy equipment and gas tanks. Requires the ability to withstand air or ground travel for patient transport. Ability to meet positively the hospital's standards regarding unscheduled absences.

Working Environment: Involves working closely with others and in stressful situations; involves repeated exposure to infectious agents, secretions and body fluids; involves ground or air ambulance travel for transport.

Equal Opportunity Employment
We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.

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