Respiratory Therapist
Rutland Regional Medical Center - Rutland, VT

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The Respiratory Therapist is responsible for the coordination and provision of direct patient care, setting up and operating various types of respiratory therapy equipment to be utilized in the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory disease and/or illness. Ability to institute and maintain life saving measures is required. Position requires covering 2 on-call days per month including one weekend day.

Minimum Education §

Graduate of an Associate Level AMA accredited educational program for Respiratory Therapy.

Minimum Work Experience §

Prior experience not necessary, but desirable.

Required Licenses/Certifications §

Certification by the National Board for Respiratory Care is required; Registration is expected within one year of beginning department orientation. Therapists hired prior to 12/31/03 are exempt.

n Must possess current VT State license.

n Certification in BLS

n Certification in ACLS, PALS, NRP within one year of beginning department orientation. Does not apply to therapists assigned only to the Pines at Rutland .

n Per Diem: Able to be on-call and work off-shifts (nights, weekend and holidays) and potentially cover shifts on short notice.

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities §

Working knowledge of respiratory equipment. §

Completion of clinical competency for endotracheal intubation and other required competencies. §

Demonstrated strong knowledge of basic computer skills.*

*Requires Pre-employment Testing

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