Respiratory Therapist IV

  • MaineHealth
  • Biddeford, ME 04005, USA
  • Sep 23, 2022
Therapy

Job Description

Summary

  • This position qualifies for a $20,000.00 Sign On Bonus*
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  • *Current MaineHealth member employees are ineligible; former MaineHealth Members must be separated greater than 6 months to qualify
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  • Position Summary
    • Respiratory Therapists work under the Manager of Respiratory Care and the charge therapist in providing all therapeutic, supportive and monitoring modalities to patients as prescribed by physicians or by departmental protocols in all areas of the hospitals. The Respiratory Therapist Level 4 (RT4) has atleast five years of professional respiratory experience in a hospital and is a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) with a State of Maine Registered Therapist license. The RT 4 is an expert Respiratory Therapist who possesses in depth knowledge and experience gained from working with multiple similar situations over time. The RT4 is highly educated in cardiopulmonary pathology, respiratory diagnostic techniques, treatment methods, equipment selection and maintenance for chronic, acute and emergent care in all hospital areas including intensive care. The RT4 is adept at patient assessment, the analysis of clinical data and the formulation of patient care plans. The RT4 provides expert, complex patient and family care using clinical experience to achieve optimal patient outcomes. Respiratory Therapist at this level exhibit qualities determined by departmental consensus to be essential characteristics of Respiratory Therapist at the top of the advancement program.
  • Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
    • Education: Graduate of an AMA approved program in Respiratory Therapy or equivalent.
    • License/Certifications: Must hold and maintain credentialing from the National Board of Respiratory Care as an RRT. Licensed by the Maine Board of Respiratory Care Practitioners as a Registered Respiratory Therapist in Maine. Holds and maintains credentials in BLS and NRP. PALS and ACLS certifications preferred.
    • Experience: A minimum of five years' practical experience with atleast one year’s experience at Southern Maine Health Care.
    • Competent to assume preceptor responsibilities.
    • Must hold and maintain the level at the top of the advancement program.
    • Respiratory Therapist working in Pulmonary Function Lab credentialed as a Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist (RPFT ) is preferred.
    • RPFT must maintain credentialing from the National Board of Respiratory Care.
Additional Information 

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MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system whose vision is, “Working together so our communities are the healthiest in America.”  MaineHealth consists of nine local health systems, a comprehensive behavioral health care network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and 1,700 employed clinicians working together through the MaineHealth Medical Group. With approximately 22,000 care team members, MaineHealth provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. Learn more about our system at mainehealth.org

At MaineHealth, we offer benefits that support an individual's needs for today and flexibility to plan for tomorrow. Our packages include health and dental insurances, paid parental leave, retirement program, generous paid time off, and much more! Our comprehensive array of benefits are competitive, affordable, and include choices that meet specific, but ever changing, needs.

With a career at any of the MaineHealth locations, you’ll be working with health care professionals that truly value the people around them – both within the walls of the organization and the neighborhoods that surround it. We are deeply invested in the well-being of our communities and care team members. We believe in fostering a work environment of strong commitment, compassionate caring and continuous improvement. Join us, and your abilities will be challenged and enhanced as you take your career to a new level.