Bachelor's degree is preferred
Respiratory therapists care for patients of all age groups, who are diagnosed with cardio-pulmonary dysfunction. Services are provided throughout the Tufts Medical Center complex.
This includes the ICUs, in-patient rooms, the Emergency Room, and outpatient clinics. All patients are assessed for their needs initially and on an on-going basis until no longer required.
Must have the Ability to transport respiratory therapy equipment (up to 1000 lbs) using carts or wheels on the equipment to and from patient areas. One needs to demonstrate the ability to communicate with and assess the patient needs of different age populations to provide the necessary care.
Ability to perform all required duties under emergency and extreme stress situations. When cross-trained to perform neonatal and pediatric services, one is expected to acquire and maintain NRP certification.
Bachelor's degree level in health profession, science or equivalent is preferred. Associates degree in Respiratory Therapy is required. Must possess the RRT credential.
Knowledge of medical terminology, physiology of the cardiopulmonary system and respiratory therapy science. One to two years on the job experience in acute and critical care.
Must be a Registered Respiratory Therapist; be issued Registration from the National Board of Respiratory Care. Must be currently licensed and in good standing with the Board of Registration of Massachusetts.
Experience in adult, NICU, PICU and critical care required.