Respiratory Therapist
Tufts Medical Center - Boston, MA

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Department::Respiratory Care

Schedule: Per Diem-Variable Status
Shift: Per diem
Grade: 10.0
Hours: Variable shifts

Job Details:
Associate's degree required
Licensure Required
1-2 years experience is required
Experience is required

Respiratory therapists care for patients of all age groups, who are diagnosed with cardio-pulmonary dysfunction. Services are provided throughout the Tufts Medical Center complex. This includes the ICUs, in-patient rooms, the Emergency Room, and outpatient clinics.
Ability to walk and stand for approximately 90% of the time. Ability to transport respiratory therapy equipment (up to 1000 lbs) using carts or wheels on the equipment to and from patient areas. One needs to demonstrate the ability to communicate with and assess the patient needs of different age populations to provide the necessary care.
Ability to perform all required duties under emergency and extreme stress situations. When cross-trained to perform neonatal and pediatric services, one is expected to acquire and maintain NRP certification.
Demonstration of competency is required on an annual basis. This will include computer based training and evaluation in adult, pediatric and neonatal mechanical ventilators.
Associates degree in Respiratory Therapy and possess the RRT credential.
Knowledge of medical terminology, physiology of the cardiopulmonary system and respiratory therapy science. One to two years on the job experience in acute and critical care.
Must be a Registered Respiratory Therapist; be issued Registration from the National Board of Respiratory Care. Must be currently licensed and in good standing with the Board of Registration of Massachusetts.

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Tufts Medical Center is a world-class, academic medical institution in Boston, and is home to two full-service hospitals, one serving adults...