Graduate of an accredited approved Respiratory Therapy Program.
Minimum 1-year acute care experience as a respiratory care practitioner preferred.
RRT credential. For all new graduates: within 6 months of date of hire must obtain RRT.
Current BLS at the Health Care Provider Level.
PALS and ACLS preferred.
Current Respiratory Therapy license from the State of Connecticut.
Effective interpersonal and communication (both written and verbal) skills.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. They are occasionally required to sit; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. They must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles. They are occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.