Respiratory Therapist Job Listing at Commonwealth of Massachusetts in Westfield, MA (Job ID commonwealthma-J27200)

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Location: Westfield, MA
Application deadline: None
Type: Not specified
Career Level: Not specified
Salary Range: Not specified
Number of Jobs: 1
Relocation Available: No
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Respiratory TherapistRespiratory Therapy Tech. I

Agency Name:
Dept. of Public Health
Official Title:
Respiratory Therapy Tech. I
Functional Title:
Respiratory Therapist
Occupational Group:
Other
Position Type:
Civil Service
Full-Time or Part-Time:
Full-Time and Part-Time
Salary Range:
$41,439.06 to $56,598.36 Annually
Bargaining Unit:
02
Shift:
Multiple
Confidential:
No
Number Of Vacancies:
3
City/Town:
Westfield
Region:
WESTERN
Facility Location:
91 East Mountain Road, Westfield, Ma 01085
Application Deadline:
09-26-2014
Apply Online:
No
Posting ID:
J27200
This position is funded from the Commonwealth''s annual operating budget.Duties:
Administers pharmacologic, diagnostic and therapeutic agents related to respiratory care procedures necessary to implement a treatment, disease prevention, pulmonary rehabilitation, or a diagnostic regimen prescribed by a physician.

Observes and monitors signs and symptoms, general behavior, general physical response to respiratory care treatment and diagnostic testing, to determine whether abnormal characteristics are exhibited.

In collaboration with the healthcare team, develops and implements an appropriate care plan based on patient assessment by utilizing standards of care to optimize patient outcomes.

Promotes continuous learning and expands expertise by engaging in and seeking opportunities to develop self and others as a member of a self directed team.

Works efficiently as a team member both within and across clinical settings to provide quality service to hospital units through communication, cooperation and collaboration.

Demonstrates competence, including knowledge and behaviors, to meet age specific patient needs in a specialty area.

Orders and maintains appropriate equipment and supplies to provide patient services to ensure ability and adequacy.

Maintain accurate prescribed patient records and documentation such as progress, quarterly and annual notes and MAR records. Provide information to appropriate personnel during meetings and shift changes, to ensure consistency of care and stay informed on changes to an individual-s treatment, recovery and plan of care.

Performs related duties as required.
Qualifications:
KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Applicants must have a current and valid license as a Respiratory Therapist issued by the Massachusetts Board of Respiratory Care.

Incumbents may be required to have a current and valid Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Driver-s License at a Class level specific to assignment.
Comments:
CPR Certified

A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit
http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori, and click on -Information for Job Applicants-

This is a Civil Service position.

If there is no civil service list for this title, employees appointed must take and pass the next Civil Service examination when administered. As applicable, preference for this position will be given to those candidates who are eligible for Civil Service/ConTest Reinstatement/Reemployment or to those candidates who have passed the civil service examination for this job title, and who respond to the job certification that was recently issued for this location" and/or to employees laid off or bumped from this title who are eligible for recall, and in accordance with Article 14 or applicable Collective bargaining requirements.

How To Apply:
Mail or fax cover letter and resume to:

Western Massachusetts Hospital
Employment and Staffing Department
91 East Mountain Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Agency Web Address:
http://www.mass.gov/dph/Diversity Officer:
Mr. Dennis Johnson, (617) 624-5471
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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