Job Summary: The Respiratory Therapist is responsible for performing diagnostic testing and therapeutic treatment for patients with cardiopulmonary diseases according to physician orders and protocols approved by the RH Chief of Medicine. These clinical services include, but are not limited to: cardiopulmonary patient assessments, oxygen administration, pulse oximetry, aerosol and nebulizer therapies, chest physical therapy, arterial blood gas sampling, ventilator management, bronchoscopy assistance, electrocardiograms, cardiac stress testing and pulmonary function testing. The RespiratoryTherapist supports all members of the patient care team with the overall care plan of the patient, including pulmonary disease specific education where indicated or ordered.
Regulatory Requirements: Current Respiratory Therapist Licensure of the State of Maine. Graduate of an AMA-approved School of Respiratory Therapy. Successful completion of Neonatal Resuscitation certification. Current BCLS certification. A minimum of one year respiratory care is preferred.
Skills: Basic computer knowledge.