Category: Per Diem
Position Summary: The RRT is accountable for all aspects of respiratory care at Littleton Regional Healthcare (LRH) to include but is not limited to: utilizes the application of scientific principles for identification, prevention, remediation, research and rehabilitation of acute or chronic cardiopulmonary dysfunction thereby producing optimum health and function. Set up and operate devices such as mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration apparatus, environmental control systems and aerosol generators following specified parameters of treatment. Use a variety of testing techniques to assist doctors in cardiac and pulmonary research and to diagnose disorders. Conduct tests, such as electrocardiograms, stress testing and lung capacity tests, to evaluate patients’ cardiopulmonary functions. Determine requirements for treatment and educate patients and their families about their conditions and teach appropriated disease management techniques such as breathing exercises and the use of medications and respiratory equipment.
Physical Requirements/Work Environment: Works primarily in hospital with occasional work in outpatient clinic areas and greater community. Exposure to heat, cold, and hazards including communicable diseases and blood borne pathogens due to patient conditions and equipment.
· Education: Graduate of Accredited Respiratory program, Associates degree required.
· Experience: Previous experience in Respiratory Care preferred.
· Certification/Licensure: Licensed in the State of New Hampshire as a respiratory therapist and CPR certification required.