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Respiratory Therapist

Company: Lifespan
Location: Providence
Posted on: May 12, 2024

Job Description:

*Respiratory Therapist**Lifespan**The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island*As Rhode Islands largest health system and private employer, Lifespan is dedicated to improving the health of the people within our communities. We are seeking a full-time *Respiratory Therapist *to join our team at the Miriam Hospital in Providence, RI. In this role you will administer and evaluate a wide variety of therapeutic and diagnostic procedures to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of primary pulmonary disease and other medical problems. *This is an evening-shift position.**Responsibilities:** Complete respiratory care therapeutic procedures, including intermittent positive pressure breathing, chest physiotherapy, postural drainage, nebulizer/aerosol therapy, incentive spirometry, breathing exercises and tracheal irrigation and aspiration* Set up and operate devices, aerosol generators and bedside pulmonary function testing equipment* Administer all inhalant medications* Set-up and perform CPAP, Bi-Pap and non-invasive ventilation procedures* Provide and monitor continuous oxygen and humification therapy and instructs patient on the use of the equipment* Perform equipment check-out procedures prior to use to ensure proper function and adjust all ventilatory parameters, initiate and monitor mechanical ventilation and make adjustment to coordinate the ventilator with the patient* Nebulize fluids, irrigate airway and perform deep tracheal suction and cuff care as needed* Properly perform arterial punctures for blood gas analysis, chest physiotherapy and bronchopulmonary drainage procedures* Participate in Code Blue emergencies by providing cardiopulmonary resuscitation airway management and ventilatory support* Document and report all medical findings and results*Qualifications:** Associate degree in an AMA-approved respiratory therapy program* Licensed by the State of Rhode Island as a Respiratory Care Practitioner* Demonstrated knowledge of respiratory care functions, procedures and equipment* 1 year of experience as a respiratory therapist preferred*Working at Lifespan*At Lifespan, we utilize a multidisciplinary team approach to medicine and provide the right blend of autonomy and collaboration. If you share our passion for providing the very best care in a supportive professional setting, join one of the nations Top 100 health systems. Consistently awarded Magnet status in nursing care, Lifespan is committed to clinical excellence and devoted to our mission of delivering health with care.Job ID: 53100Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, ethnicity, sexual preference or orientation, ancestry, genetics, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran or marital status. Lifespan is a VEVRAA FedJob Type: Full-timeShift:* Evening shiftAbility to Relocate:* Providence, RI: Relocate before starting work (Required)Work Location: In personby Jobble

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