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Respiratory Therapy job in Bangor, Maine

Respiratory Therapy Job in Bangor, Maine

Respiratory Therapist - various hours available

Discipline: Respiratory Therapy
Job Type: Permanent
Job Location: Bangor, Maine
Salary/Pay rate: ---

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Job Summary: Provide respiratory care to adult and pediatric patient 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 professional manner; mechanical ventilation initiation and management experience

Physical Requirements: Color vision is required to assess the color of skin and mucous. Close up visual acuity is required in order to accurately draw up medications for aerosol and instillation administration; to read small gauges and dials; to identify the epiglottis and to intubate the trachea of adult, pediatric, and neonatal patients. Hearing acuity is required to hear and identify breath sounds with the aid of a stethoscope and to hear respiratory therapy equipment alarms. Manual dexterity is required to operate ventilator control knobs, oxygen delivery devices, video display terminals; to disassemble and assemble all types of respiratory therapy equipment; to perform manual chest compressions for CPR, chest percussion and vibration for chest physiotherapy; to tracheal intubate and suction; to obtain arterial punctures. Requires standing or walking 95% of the time and may require walking at (Login for information) miles/hr. Requires tactile sensitivity in fingertips to palpate radial, brachial, and femoral arteries for puncture. Requires lifting and turning patients of up to 250 pounds with or without assistance and wheeling heavy equipment and gas tanks. Requires the ability to withstand air or ground travel for patient transport. Ability to meet positively the hospital's standards regarding unscheduled absences.

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