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MaineGeneral Health Respiratory Therapist in Augusta, Maine

Job Summary:The Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) provides a full range of cardiopulmonary diagnostic and therapeutic respiratory care services to patients of all age groups. The person in this position has primary responsibility for patient care including: examination, evaluation, treatment planning, and administration of Respiratory Care procedures in response to a physician's order. This position also provides coverage to an active Emergency Department. Our Respiratory Care team works collaboratively throughout the organization with all disciplines. We are a teaching facility that precepts college students from respiratory care, EMT, and Nursing programs.

Job Description:

  • A ssess, plan, organize and administer Respiratory Care procedures in accordance with physician's treatment plan including mechanical ventilation and airway care

  • Provides care for patients with cardiopulmonary disorders.

  • Delivers and assesses patients response to ordered therapy per plan of care.

  • Monitors, records, and communicates patient condition as appropriate.

  • Evaluates respiratory care policies and procedures based on patient outcomes, current research, and best practices.

  • Responds to codes and calls for emergent assistance.

  • Assesses patient condition and delivers appropriate treatment based on organization protocols.

  • Educates the patient and family about the patient's illness and provides information about community support groups and other resources.

  • Transport and maintenance of critically ill patients for special tests and procedures.

  • Attends high-risk deliveries to assist physicians with intubation/NRP, surfactant administration, and transport of intubated patients.

  • Responds to pediatric/neonatal emergencies (including CPR/NRP); assist in patient intubation, providing appropriate oxygen therapy.

    The ideal candidate will have:

  • New RRT grads welcome to apply!

  • Current License as Respiratory Therapist by the Maine Board of Respiratory Care Practitioners or ability to obtain at hire is required

  • Current RRT cert through MBRC is required

    Scheduled Weekly Hours: 36

    Scheduled Work Shift: 7p-7a (United States of America)

    Job Exempt: No

    Benefits:

Supporting all aspects of our employees’ wellness – physical, emotional and financial – is a critical component of being a great place to work. With the wide range of benefits and programs available, employees have the resources they need to be well at every stage of life and plan for the future.

Physical Wellness:

  • We offer quality health, dental, and vision benefits and wellness programs and resources to provide employees access to resources for a healthy lifestyle and help manage health care costs.

  • Employees have access to industry-leading leave for new parents.

  • A generous earned time plan is offered to all employees - We believe employees need and deserve time away from work to observe holiday, be with family, go on vacation, or simply take care of themselves.

    Emotional Wellness:

When life gets challenging, employees have access to our Employee Assistance Program for employees and anyone in their household.

Financial Wellness:

  • An employee discount program is available to all employees for services provided by MaineGeneral Medical Center.

  • Tuition Reimbursement is available to all employees to further develop skills and career.

  • We offer eligible employees up to 2% of eligible pay in 403(b) company-matching contributions plus another 2% in the 401(a) retirement income plan.

  • Three insurance plans are available to protect your family from the sudden loss of income in the event of your death, terminal illness or serious injury from accident.

  • We offer both short-term and long-term disability insurance to replace a portion of your income if you become disabled and cannot work for a period of time.

    Career Mobility:

Helping our employees develop their skills and grow their careers is critical to how we retain our talent and sustain our business. We do this by offering our teammates a variety of leadership-supported programs and learning and development resources for every stage of their professional development. We know that our employees are our most valuable resource – they’re how we grow our business and care for our community.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Vet/Disability Assistive technologies are available. Application assistance for those requesting reasonable accommodation to the career site is available by contacting HR at (207) 861-3440 .

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Vet/Disability: In furtherance of MaineGeneral's policy regarding Equal Employment Opportunity, MaineGeneral has developed a written Affirmative Action Program which sets forth the policies, practices and procedures that MaineGeneral is committed to in order to ensure that its policy of nondiscrimination and affirmative action is accomplished.

The Affirmative Action Plan for Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities is available for inspection by any employee or candidate for employment upon request, during normal business hours, in the Human Resources Department. Assistive technologies are available. Application assistance for those requesting reasonable accommodation to the career site is available by contacting HR at (207) 861-3440 . EEO is Law (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf)

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