Respiratory Therapist

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



Job Description

Description

Work where matters.

Every day, almost 25,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network.

Join us at Windham Hospital as we live our values every day. As part of Hartford HealthCare we create a better future for healthcare in Connecticut and beyond. By embodying these values we have become nationally respected for patient care and most trusted for personalized coordinated care. Come be part of something special!

For more than 75 years, Windham Hospital has treated patients with the latest high-tech equipment, operated by some of the most skilled and compassionate medical professionals available. We seek to meet the total healthcare needs of people from throughout Northeastern Connecticut. Our staff members are proud to live and work in this area, and are committed to providing quality healthcare to our community.


JOB SUMMARY
The following statements are intended to describe the major elements and requirements of the position and should not be taken as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of individuals assigned to this position.

JOB SUMMARY
The RCP shall be responsible for the assessment, planning and administration of all respiratory care offered by the Respiratory Care Department. They shall provide these services to all ages (to include neonate, infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric) in accordance with the Policy and Procedures. They shall function clinically with a considerable amount of independent judgment regarding the delivery of quality patient care, reassessment of patient care needs, education of patient and family, as established by department policy and procedures and with medical guidance.

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements
Education
: Graduate of an Advanced Level Respiratory Therapist Educational Program or two (2) year Respiratory college.

Experience: Newly graduated with no previous experience but with 1,000 clinical hours in a hospital setting.

Licensure, Certification, Registration: CRRT certified by N.B.R.C.; RRT registry preferred 
Current CT state licensure as Respiratory Care Practitioner
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
ACLS, within 6 months of hire

Current PALS or STABLE Certification and NRP certification preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Ability Requirements : Ability to read and understand oral and written instructions, and effectively communicate information. Basic computer skills (including opening/reading email, basic internet use).
Demonstrated knowledge to perform pulmonary function testing. Excellent interpersonal skills necessary to communicate with
departments, employees, physicians and managers. Ability to read and understand oral and written material and effectively
communicate technical or complex information. Demonstrates critical thinking and advanced decision making skills. Must be organized,
flexible and a team player. Good time management skills. Ability to work in a stressful environment. Ability to handle multiple priorities. 

We take great care of careers.

With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters. And this is your moment


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