Hospital for Special Care REGISTERED RESPIRATORY THERAPIST in New Britain, Connecticut
Required: Graduate of an accredited school of respiratory care as recognized by the National Board for Respiratory Care.
Required: Licensed by the State of Connecticut.
Required: CPR Certification – BLS for Healthcare Providers .
Preferred: Active Member of the AARC
To evaluate, plan implement, and document a goal oriented program of respiratory therapy interventions that facilitate optimal cardiopulmonary function and health. To participate in an interdisciplinary team approach, communicating relevant information to others and providing education to staff, patients and families as necessary. To supervise and serve as a resource to CRTs and student affiliations.
Job requires standing and/or walking for long periods, up to one hundred fifty minutes at a time with infrequent sitting. Overhead reaching, climbing, squatting, and kneeling are occasionally required. Bending and forward reaching frequently required to access equipment from high and low areas. Lifting of weights greater than seventy five pounds is occasionally required for patient repositioning. Pushing of objects greater than sixty pounds is frequently required for patient transfer. Fine manipulation is required for patient care and ventilator management, also for writing and computer usage.
Job requires independent problem identification. Abstract reasoning and adaptability to foreign environments and information and quick decision-making is required. A high degree of selective attention, discernment, perception and/or concentration is necessary.
Job requires legibility, speaking accuracy and logical sentence and paragraph organization. A working knowledge and familiarity with professional (medical) terms and definitions is required.
Job requires a high level of communication skill including expression of abstract/complex ideas, use of negotiation and active listening and an ability to dialogue with multiple parties
Job Requires an ability to comprehend abstractions and to make inferences. A working knowledge and familiarity with professional (I.e medical) terms and definitions required.
Job requires familiarlity with algebraic expressions, such as real numbers,linear quadratic, rational, exponential, logarithmic, angle and circular functions and universe functions.
Provides evaluation & treatment of cardiopulmonary, musculoskeletal and neurological impairments as dictated by the State of CT practice act and licensure requirements. Recognizes physiological, psychological and age related changes in the patient. Consults with other healthcare team members and establishes goals with the patient and family based on respiratory practice standards, guidelines and protocols.
Plans, implements, delivers and delegates patient care by utilizing appropriate therapeutic modalities and interventions based on assessments, revising treatments, patient family education, and participating in discharge planning.
Coordinates time management of self by organizing schedule to meet patient care needs, carries patient load that meets productivity requirements and reflects HSC standards of practice. Collaborates with team members for assistance to meet patient outcomes and department goals.
Documents concurrently, following established EMR guidelines, all patient and professional interactions including evaluations, assessments & interventions, care plans, ordering & billing and education. Complies with Joint Commission and regulatory standards.
Communicates understanding, both verbally and nonverbally to patients and families, healthcare team members, supervisors and students in an appropriate manner to enhance positive relationships both internally and externally. Demonstrates professionalism in all interactions to promote the needs of the patient and the institution they represent.