Respiratory Therapist

  • Bangor, ME


: $58,570.00 - $76,170.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Healthcare - Allied Health

**Job Summary:** Provide respiratory care to adult and pediatricpatient populations.**Education/Experience: **- RRT **required.**- Current Maine License or eligible to obtain **required.**- Pediatric and neonatal adult critical care experience preferred.******Other skills required:** ability to interact with patients,physicians, public and staff in a pleasant, positive and professionalmanner; mechanical ventilation initiation and management experience**Physical Requirements:** Color vision is required to assess the colorof skin and mucous. Close up visual acuity is required in order toaccurately draw up medications for aerosol and instillationadministration; to read small gauges and dials; to identify theepiglottis and to intubate the trachea of adult, pediatric, and neonatalpatients. Hearing acuity is required to hear and identify breath soundswith the aid of a stethoscope and to hear respiratory therapy equipmentalarms. Manual dexterity is required to operate ventilator controlknobs, oxygen delivery devices, video display terminals; to disassembleand assemble all types of respiratory therapy equipment; to performmanual chest compressions for CPR, chest percussion and vibration forchest physiotherapy; to tracheal intubate and suction; to obtainarterial punctures. Requires standing or walking 95% of the time andmay require walking at 0.5 miles/hr. Requires tactile sensitivity infingertips to palpate radial, brachial, and femoral arteries forpuncture. Requires lifting and turning patients of up to 250 poundswith or without assistance and wheeling heavy equipment and gas tanks.Requires the ability to withstand air or ground travel for patienttransport. Ability to meet positively the hospital's standardsregarding unscheduled absences.**Working Environment**: Involves working closely with others and instressful situations; involves repeated exposure to infectious agents,secretions and body fluids; involves ground or air ambulance travel fortransport.
Associated topics: aso, crt, resp, respiratory, respiratory care, respiratory therapist, rrt, therapist

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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