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Location: Town of Framingham, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 2205034625
MetroWest Medical Center is the largest community health care system between Worcester and Boston. MetroWest Medical Center is committed to providing high quality, comprehensive care, at a location close to home. The 307-bed regional healthcare system includes Framingham Union Hospital, Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick, and the MetroWest Wellness Center. MetroWest Medical Center has been named to the 2019 Americaâ��s 100 Best Hospitals List by Healthgrades.
GENERAL SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Medical Director and the direct supervision of the Manager of the Respiratory Care Department, the Respiratory Therapist will initiate and administer all respiratory therapy modalities according to established policies, procedures, and protocols at MetroWest Medical Center. Therapy will be administered to patients with cardiopulmonary dysfunction/disability or for preventive purposes. Participates in clinical education. Ensures quality and safe delivery of care to patients of all ages.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Administers and manages all ventilator care, continuous positive pressure breathing, weaning techniques, and artificial airway care. Set up changes and monitors associated equipment. Administers therapeutic gases (oxygen and helium/oxygen), utilizing cannulas and masks. Sets up, changes, and monitors associated equipment. Administers humidity and medications such as bronchodilators, antibiotics, utilizing cool and heated nebulization. Performs chest physical therapy, chest percussions and vibrations, postural drainage, incentive exercises, and ambulation exercises as indicated. Responds to all "Code Blue" and other emergency situations; performs and/or participates in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. May also assist with bedside surgical procedures.
ONBOARDING PROCESS: Please be advised that candidates must successfully complete a background check and pre-employment health screening which includes a drug screen.
KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, AND OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS: Graduate of AMA accredited respiratory program Current Respiratory Therapist (CRT, RRT, RCP) license in the State of Massachusetts BLS-American Heart Association ACLS, PALS, NRP certification within 1-year of hire date Previous neonatal and pediatric experience preferred
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
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