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Respiratory Therapist (32hr, Evening)


Department Description: Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital−Needham (BID−Needham) is a licensed 58-bed acute care community hospital. BID−Needham has served residents in Needham, Newton, Dedham, Dover, Medfield, Sherborn, Wellesley, Westwood and other surrounding communities for more than 100 years. The hospital has been recognized by several organizations for quality and safety, including the Gold Seal of Approval® from The Joint Commission and a first-place Accountable Care Compass Award from the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association (MHA).
BID−Needham is part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a new health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,000 physicians and 35,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.
BID Needham has had a direct affiliation with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center since 2000, facilitating the clinical integration of staff and resources in emergency medicine, hospital medicine (hospitalists), cardiology, radiology, orthopaedics, pathology, as well as many surgical services and oncology housed in the Beth Israel Deaconess Cancer Center and Surgical Pavilion.

Job Location: Needham, MA

Req ID: 41518BR


Job Summary: Under the supervision of the Chief Respiratory Therapist and upon request of the physician, sets up and operates various types of respiratory care equipment to be utilized in the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory disease and/or illness including Blood Gas Laboratory.

Essential Responsibilities:
  1. Explains purpose and procedure of treatments, tests and equipment to the patient.
  2. Conducts physician prescribed treatments of a routine nature operating hand held nebulizers, CPAP/BPAP units, HFNC, and various oxygen delivery devices to the Respiratory system.
  3. Performs chest physical therapy treatments involving percussion, postural drainage and suctioning in order to loosen and mobilize secretions and mucous and to clear airway blockage in the respiratory system.
  4. Performs arterial puncture; operates blood gas analyzer measuring and determining the acid balance efficiency of ventilation, and metabolism of the respiratory system.
  5. Sets up, operates, and monitors ventilators when patient's respiratory system is incapable of adequate spontaneous ventilation.
  6. Ensures the adequate maintenance of ventilation during cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  7. Performs pulmonary function studies determining the volume, distribution, and movement of air in the respiratory system.
  8. Makes regular rounds-checking patient oxygen equipment, and spot checking other respiratory therapy equipment on a timely basis.
  9. Records all pertinent information of treatments, and patient response to treatments, on respiratory care records, and patient charts.
Required Qualifications:
  1. Associate's degree in Respiratory Therapy required.
  2. Registration Respiratory Therapist License required., and Certificate 1 Basic Life Support required.
  3. 0-1 years related work experience required.
  4. Basic familiarity with computers. Ability to navigate at a basic level within web-based applications.
Competencies:
  1. Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by general instructions and practices requiring some interpretation. May make recommendations for solving problems of moderate complexity and importance.
  2. Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are varied, requiring analysis or interpretation of the situation using direct observation, knowledge and skills based on general precedents.
  3. Independence of Action: Ability to follow precedents and procedures. May set priorities and organize work within general guidelines. Seeks assistance when confronted with difficult and/or unpredictable situations. Work progress is monitored by supervisor/manager.
  4. Written Communications: Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written English with internal and external customers.
  5. Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
  6. Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.
  7. Team Work: Ability to work collaboratively in small teams to improve the operations of immediate work group by offering ideas, identifying issues, and respecting team members.
  8. Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
Age based Competencies:
Employees in this job must be competent to provide patient care to the following age groups: Neonatal:Birth to 6 months, Youth: 6 months to 16 years, Young adult: 16-30 years, Middle Age: 30 - 60 years, Elderly: 60 -.
Physical Nature of the Job:
Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and or up to 20 pounds of force frequently. Job is physical in nature and employee needs to stand and/or move around through the majority of their shift.
EOE Statement

BIDMC is EOE M/F/VET/DISABILITY/GENDER IDENTITY/SEXUAL ORIENTATION

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