Respiratory Care Practitioner - Days - 36 Hours per week

Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 155224-1A
Date Posted: Jul 8, 2019

Job Description

Welcome To

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center  is part of a vibrant and growing health care system, recognized as a trailblazer in medicine and a standard bearer in patient experience. It includes an award-winning academic medical center, a superb constellation of community hospitals, home care services, rehabilitation facilities and more.

We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent in a market long recognized and revered as a global leader in health. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels, and we offer competitive salaries and benefits. We adhere to the principles of a just and fair work environment for all colleagues, where respect is foundational and performance is rewarded.

About the Job

This position reports directly to the Clinical Director Respiratory Therapy and receives day to day oversight from the Respiratory Supervisors. The Respiratory Care Practitioner performs respiratory care related duties to all age groups. The Respiratory Care Practitioner is responsible for direct patient care within their scope of services in accordance with state licensure, and the Registration Board of Respiratory Care. The Respiratory Care Practitioner works under physician orders, follows departmental and Lahey Hospital & Medical Center policies

The Respiratory Care Practitioner utilizes a high level of critical thinking skills, must have the ability to apply the appropriate best-practice, be objective and receptive to others' points of view with regard to patient care issues.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:
- Associates degree in Respiratory Therapy from an Accredited School of Respiratory Therapy

Licensure, Certification, Registration:
- Massachusetts License
- Certified Respiratory Therapist - Registered Respiratory Therapist Preferred
- Current BLS certification with American Heart Association

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:
Excellent interpersonal skills
- Working knowledge of PC's
- Excellent Oral and Written Communication skills
- Ability to impart specialized clinical and medical information to members of the health care team; physician, nurses

Experience:
3 years minimum as a Staff Respiratory Therapist with a focus on critical care