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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.
Provides direct and related respiratory care procedures for patients as prescribed by physicians orders, federal and state statutes, TJC, and Hospital and Department policies.
Education: Graduate of an Advanced Level Respiratory Therapist Educational Program or two (2) year Respiratory college. Graduate of an Advanced Level Respiratory Therapist Educational Program preferred.
Experience: Newly graduated with no previous experience but with 1,000 clinical hours in a hospital setting. At least one (1) year of experience as a RRT in a hospital setting preferred.
License and Certification: CRT certification by N.B.R.C. required for this position to meet State Statute for Respiratory Care Practitioners. RRT registered by N.B.R.C. within 2 years from date of hire. Current CT state licensure required. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required. Current ACLS Certification preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
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.
PROBLEM SOLVING AND DECISION MAKING
Work is performed in accordance with instructions and procedures, but incumbents must organize the work and set priorities. Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times. Requires the ability to recognize problem situations and refer them to the appropriate staff member. Requires the ability to exercise discretion and use good judgment to perform duties promptly and consistently with little direction.
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