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 CMMC Medical Director for Respiratory Care. 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, indirect calorimetry assessments, bronchoscopy assistance, electrocardiograms, and pulmonary function testing. The Respiratory Therapist 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. The Respiratory Therapist performs advanced therapeutic modalities: teaches and maintains in all advanced techniques within scope of practice.
Requirements: Current Respiratory Therapist Licensure of the State of Maine. Graduate of an AMA-approved School of Respiratory Therapy. Registered Respiratory Therapist by NBRC. Successful completion of Neonatal Resuscitation certification. Current BCLS certification.A minimum of one year respiratory care is preferred. Strongly encourage membershipo in AARC and NBRC. Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing. Additional languages preferred. Strong written and verbal skills.
Skills: Basic computer knowledge. Electronic Medical Record - Role model, able to assist others and help train new employees.