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Respiratory Therapist

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Job Details
Job Order Number
JC152244600
Company Name
Northern Light Health
Physical Address

Bangor, ME 04402
Job Description

Job Summary: Provide respiratory care to adult and pediatric
patient populations.

Education/Experience: *

- RRT required.
- Current Maine License or eligible to obtain required.
- Pediatric and neonatal adult critical care experience preferred.****

Other skills required: ability to interact with patients,
physicians, public and staff in a pleasant, positive and professional
manner; mechanical ventilation initiation and management experience

Physical 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; to identify the
epiglottis and to intubate the trachea of adult, pediatric, and neonatal
patients. Hearing acuity is required to hear and identify breath sounds
with the aid of a stethoscope and to hear respiratory therapy equipment
alarms. Manual dexterity is required to operate ventilator control
knobs, oxygen delivery devices, video display terminals; to disassemble
and assemble all types of respiratory therapy equipment; to perform
manual chest compressions for CPR, chest percussion and vibration for
chest physiotherapy; to tracheal intubate and suction; to obtain
arterial punctures. Requires standing or walking 95% of the time and
may require walking at 0.5 miles/hr. Requires tactile sensitivity in
fingertips to palpate radial, brachial, and femoral arteries for
puncture. Requires lifting and turning patients of up to 250 pounds
with or without assistance and wheeling heavy equipment and gas tanks.
Requires the ability to withstand air or ground travel for patient
transport. 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; involves ground or air ambulance travel for
transport.


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