Respiratory - Baystate Health

Req#: R26521
Category(s): Allied Health Clinical Professional, Respiratory
Full Time / Part Time: Per Diem
Shift: First

Location: Baystate Wing Hospital, Palmer MA

Shift: Per Diem

We are a 68-bed community hospital in Palmer, Massachusetts. We provide access to the world-class doctors, treatments, diagnostics, and technology of the Baystate Health network. Out team members, including skilled, compassionate nurses and medical support staff members, provide advanced and compassionate care.

All correspondence can be directed to:

Pamelia Morrow: Healthcare Recruiter


Provide respiratory therapy to patients as ordered by physician, according to established standards and practices.

Job Responsibilities: 

1) Provide respiratory therapy (conventional/routine) to patients as ordered

2) Receive assignment. Check patient chart and physician's orders. Set up equipment and medications and administer treatments as ordered, e.g. oxygen administration, humidity therapy, airway management, resuscitation, mechanical ventilation, postural drainage procedures, and respiratory monitoring, intermittent positive pressure breathing, Sleep studies, pharmacology respiratory therapy. Chart treatment, response, and progress.

3) Monitor environmental control systems, others. Deliver and set up equipment and monitor patients on continuous ventilation. Do nasotracheal and tracheal (endotracheal tube or tracheostomy) suctioning

4) Make patient rounds regularly. Observe patient, check equipment, change/make adjustments as necessary. Solve problems. Discontinue therapy as ordered. Remove equipment from patient rooms, dissemble, etc.

5) Recognize medical problems and report to physician. Apply emergency protocols as needed or alert supervisor. In the event of cardiac arrest, proceed to location and assist physician with establishment and maintenance of patient airway. Perform arterial blood analysis, calibrate machine and maintain quality control of arterial blood gases.

6) Make recommendations regarding patient's therapy to physician

7) The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age­ specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the unit's/area's/department's policies and procedures.

8) Maintain established department policies, procedures, objectives, quality assurance, safety, environmental and infection control.

9) Assist with care and maintenance of department equipment and supplies. Maintain stock levels of supplies. Order medications as needed. Call for maintenance and repair of equipment (in-house). Alert supervisor to malfunction of equipment. Document maintenance/repair.

10) Maintain department records (patient/other), reports, and files as required.

11) Attend meetings as required. Consult with medical/nursing staff as needed/requested.

12) Enhance professional growth and development through inservice meetings, educational programs, current literature, workshops, etc.

Required Work Experience: 

1) Three years experience as respiratory therapy

Preferred Work Experience: 

1) None Listed

Skills and Competencies: 

1) None Listed

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Associate of Arts: Respiratory Therapy (Required)


Certified Respiratory Therapist – The National Board for Respiratory Care, Licensed Respiratory Therapy – Other, Registered Respiratory Therapist – The National Board for Respiratory Care

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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