Respiratory Therapist I - Per Diem
Requisition #: 202748
Title: Respiratory Therapist I
Department: Respiratory Therapy
Posting Date: ADD
Hours: As Needed
Shift Length: 8 hours
Location: UMass Memorial Medical Center – Memorial Campus
Mix of 8-12 hour day-eve-night shifts with weekend and holiday requirements
Position Summary:Reporting to the assigned supervisor and under general direction Respiratory Therapist II, the Respiratory Therapist I administers various forms of respiratory therapy in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Respiratory Care Department.
- Performs a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Administers oxygen and air–oxygen mixtures using various equipment.
- Administers high–humidity aerosols and gas mixtures using pneumatic and electronic nebulizers.
- Instructs patients in the use of incentive spirometers. Obtains arterial blood samples for blood gas analysis. Administers aerosolized medications and airway clearance therapiesMay induce sputums per department policy.
- Administers emergency respiratory care (i. e. , CPR, ventilation with resuscitators and masks).
Verification of education and competency upon completion of one year of an Associate of Science in Respiratory Care program. Currently holds a Limited Permit in Respiratory Care by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Division of Professional Licensure. Current BLS certification.
Minimum requirements include knowledge of respiratory care procedures.
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