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Respiratory Care Practitioner Trainee

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
Northern Light Health
Physical Address

Bangor, ME 04402
Job Description

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED: Trainee must be currently enrolled in
the second year of a COARC-accredited associate degree program, the
second year of a COARC-accredited baccalaureate degree program, or
completion of an entry-level correspondence program in respiratory care
approved by the Maine Professional Licensing board. Student must have
current BLS Certification. This is a temporary position which will end
upon the successful candidate graduating from the RT program.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Must obtain Maine state licensure as a
Respiratory Care Trainee upon hire.

OTHER SKILLS REQUIRED: Adult non-acute respiratory therapy clinical
skills; ability to interact with patient, physicians, public and staff
in a pleasant, positive and professional manner. Person must be able to
perform professionally in a team environment.

PHSYICAL REQUIREMENTS: Color vision is required to assess the color
of skin and mucous. Close up visual acuity is required in order to
accurately draw up medications for aerosol and instillation
administration; to read small gauges and dials. Hearing acuity is
required to hear and identify breath sounds with the aid of a
stethoscope and to hear respiratory equipment alarms. Manual dexterity
is required to operate oxygen delivery devices, video display terminals;
to disassemble and assemble all types of respiratory therapy equipment;
to perform CPR including manual ventilation and compressions and/or oral
pharyngeal airway insertion; pulse oximetry; incentive spirometry; peak
flow monitoring; oral suctioning; inhaled medication administration via
nebulizer and/or MDI. Requires standing or walking 95% of the time and
may require 0.5 miles/hr. requires wheeling heavy equipment and gas
tanks. Ability to meet positively the hospital’s standards regarding
unscheduled absences

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Involves working closely with others and in
stressful situations; involves repeated exposure to infectious agents,
secretions and body fluids. The trainee may perform above functions
while employed in non-critical care settings and only while a
respiratory care practitioner with supervisory responsibility for the
trainee is on-site. All charting and documentation will be signed by a
licensed RRT.

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