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Intern - Respiratory Care (Per Diem)

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Backus Hospital


Norwich, CT

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Job Schedule: Per Diem
Standard Hours: 1
Job Shift: Shift 1
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Work where every moment matters.

Every day, almost 30,000 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 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.

This is a paid Internship; not for school credit.
Duration: 2 weeks

The intent of this Internship is to help stimulate career interest and foster professional development as a Respiratory Therapist within the Hartford Healthcare system organization. The focus of this program is to immerse the Student Respiratory Therapist into the role of Respiratory Care Practitioner to provide foundational didactic and practical learning experiences. 

Intern will provide direct patient care within a defined scope of practice under the direct and continuous supervision of an RCP preceptor. All work is co-signed by a Licensed Respiratory Practitioner.

Offer of employment as a future practitioner of Respiratory Care with Hartford HealthCare may be given upon successful completion of internship contingent upon:
•    Performance
•    Successful graduation from AMA approved Respiratory program
•    Valid State of Connecticut Respiratory Care Practitioner license 
•    Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) granted by The National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) 


Education Currently enrolled in an accredited AMA approved Respiratory program with at least 1 completed semester of clinical Respiratory experience.
Licensure, Certification, Registration:  BLS certification required.

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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