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Supervisor (RRT) - Respiratory Care

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Backus Hospital


Norwich, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: Flexible hours to cover both days and eves.

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Every day, over 30,000 Hartford HealthCare colleagues 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 Backus 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 118 years, Backus Hospital has been the primary source of healthcare services for much of Eastern Connecticut. We are home to the only trauma center in New London and Windham counties, and are the only area hospital with LIFE STAR helicopter services. We deliver and coordinate a continuum of high-quality healthcare with the goal of improving the health of our communities.


Supervise day-today activities of assigned staff and provide clinical expertise in all aspects of Respiratory Care with focus on promoting growth and development of health care team members, enhancing quality, cost-effective care and promoting interdisciplinary collaboration to achieve patient, health care team, department and organizational goals.
Expert level practitioner of Respiratory Care. This position is a mix of clinical and supervisory/operational. Up to 30% clinical.


Education: Bachelor’s Degree required or obtained within 2 years with a minimum of 6 credits obtained prior to hire.

Experience: Requires: 3-5 years of experience working as RRT and advanced knowledge obtained through additional training and certifications.

Licensure, Certification, Registration
• Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) granted by The National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)
• Valid State of Connecticut Respiratory Care Practitioner license
• Active member of the American Association of Respiratory Care

• Obtain and keep current with i-STAT validation, where applicable 
• Current Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification (BLS)
• Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS)

• Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification preferred
• Asthma Educator Certification (AE-C) preferred
• Pulmonary Disease Educator certification preferred
• Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor certification preferred
  Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) Specialist preferred

Language Skills
• Speaking: talking to others to convey information effectively.
• Reading comprehension: understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
• Writing: communicating effectively in writing


Knowledge, Skills and Ability Requirements

•    Knowledge of continuous improvement and project management
•    Excellent customer service skills with a professional attitude.
•    Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects
•    Intermediate computer skills for use with email, Word and Excel.
•    Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills
•    Knowledge of Respiratory Therapy practices.  Sufficient to be able to perform a wide range of duties relative to the work assigned. 
•    Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
•    Ability to lead and make sound decisions.
•    Ability to multitask and prioritize.
•    Ability to read and understand oral and written instructions, and effectively communicate information
•    Ability to handle different patient population including difficult patients.

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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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