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Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
Augusta, ME
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Job Description Summary:
The Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) provides a full range of cardiopulmonary diagnostic and therapeutic respiratory care services to patients of all age groups. The person in this position has primary responsibility for patient care including: examination, evaluation, treatment planning, and administration of Respiratory Care procedures in response to a physician’s order. This position also provides coverage to an active Emergency Department. Our Respiratory Care team works collaboratively throughout the organization with all disciplines. We are a teaching facility that precepts college students from respiratory care, EMT, and Nursing process.


Responsibilities:
•Assess, plan, organize and administer Respiratory Care procedures in accordance with physician’s treatment plan including mechanical ventilation and airway care
•Provides care for patients with cardiopulmonary disorders.
•Delivers and assesses patients response to ordered therapy per plan of care.
•Monitors, records, and communicates patient condition as appropriate.
•Evaluates respiratory care policies and procedures based on patient outcomes, current research, and best practices.
•Responds to codes and calls for emergent assistance.
•Assesses patient condition and delivers appropriate treatment based on organization protocols.
•Educates the patient and family about the patient’s illness and provides information about community support groups and other resources.
•Transport and maintenance of critically ill patients for special tests and procedures.
•Attends high-risk deliveries to assist physicians with intubation/NRP, surfactant administration, and transport of intubated patients.
•Responds to pediatric/neonatal emergencies (including CPR/NRP); assist in patient intubation, providing appropriate oxygen therapy.

The ideal candidate will have:
•New RRT grads welcome to apply!
•Current License as Respiratory Therapist by the Maine Board of Respiratory Care Practitioners or ability to obtain at hire is required
•Current RRT cert through MBRC is required

Job Description:

​Currently we have the following opportunities available:

Per Diem
30 hr/week – nights
36 hr/week – nights

Delivers and assesses response to ordered therapy per plan of care. Monitors, records, and communicates patient condition as appropriate.
Evaluates respiratory care policies and procedures based on patient outcomes, current research, and best practices.
Responds to codes and calls for emergent assistance. Assesses patient condition and delivers appropriate treatment.
Educates the patient and family about the patient’s illness and provides information about community support groups and other resources.

Scheduled Weekly Hours:
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Job Exempt:
No

Benefits:

Supporting all aspects of our employees’ wellness – physical, emotional and financial – is a critical component of being a great place to work. With the wide range of benefits and programs available, employees have the resources they need to be well at every stage of life and plan for the future.

Physical Wellness:

We offer wellness programs and resources to provide employees access to resources for a healthy lifestyle.

Emotional Wellness:

When life gets challenging, employees have access to our Employee Assistance Program for employees and anyone in their household.

Financial Wellness:
An employee discount program is available to all employees for services provided by MaineGeneral Medical Center.
We offer eligible employees up to 2% of eligible pay in 403(b) company-matching contributions plus another 2% in the 401(a) retirement income plan.

Career Mobility:

Helping our employees develop their skills and grow their careers is critical to how we retain our talent and sustain our business. We do this by offering our teammates a variety of leadership-supported programs and learning and development resources for every stage of their professional development. We know that our employees are our most valuable resource – they’re how we grow our business and care for our community.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Vet/Disability  Assistive technologies are available. Application assistance for those requesting reasonable accommodation to the career site is available by contacting HR at (207) 861-3440 .

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