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Location:
Biddeford, Maine
Job category:
Hospital
Position type:
Full-time
Advertiser:
Southern Maine Health Care

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Respiratory Therapist – Southern Maine Health Care

Full Time & Per Diem – Day Shift, Night Shift, As Needed

MaineHealth is currently offering $20,000 Sign-on Bonus for Full Time Respiratory Therapists!

  • Per-diem hires are ineligible.
  • Current MaineHealth member employees are ineligible; former MaineHealth Members are ineligible until greater than 6 months separation from employment.

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 2 (RT2) has at least one year of professional respiratory care experience and has obtained the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential and has a State of Maine Registered Respiratory Therapist license. The RT2 must possess a knowledge of cardiopulmonary pathology, respiratory diagnostic techniques, treatment methods equipment selection and maintenance for chronic, acute and emergent care in all areas including intensive care. An RT2 must be adept at patient assessment and analysis of clinical data. External candidates who satisfy all criteria may be hired as an RT2.

Qualifications:

  • Education: Graduate of an CoARC accredited 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. ACLS and PALS certifications preferred.
  • Experience: Have at least one year of clinical experience in a hospital.
  • 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.

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.careersatmainehealth.org/search/southern-maine-health-care/jobs?q=respiratory+therapist

About Southern Maine Health Care:
Southern Maine Health Care is dedicated to maintaining and improving the health of the communities we serve by. We share an important set of values – Patient Centered, Integrity, Ownership, Excellence, Respect and Innovation. These values guide us in our interactions with each other, with our patients and families and with the members of our community. These values are foundational, and support us as we work toward a vision that benefits us all: Working together so our communities are the healthiest in America.

We offer benefits that support an individual’s needs for today and flexibility to plan for tomorrow. Our package includes health and dental insurances, paid parental leave (available at most locations), 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 healthcare 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 wellbeing of our communities and employees. We believe in fostering a work environment of strong commitment, compassionate caring and continuous improvement. Our care – and the science behind that care – is top rate. Join us and your abilities will be challenged and enhanced as you take your career to another level.

MaineHealth values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

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