HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Respiratory Therapist in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

POSITION SUMMARY: Administers respiratory care to inpatients and outpatients of all ages with acute and/or chronic respiratory disease, in accordance with the prescription of a licensed physician.

SPECIFIC ELEMENTS & ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS*: Sets up and operates various types of respiratory care equipment utilized in the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory disease and/or illness. This includes management of ventilator and BiPap/CPAP equipment, Arterial blood gas sampling and analysis, medication administration via nebulizer and metered dose inhaler. Works as a collaborative member of the interdisciplinary team in providing acute and critical care as prescribed. Employee is to maintain a current license in the state of NH as a Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP).

EXPERIENCE: (Minimum relevant work experience for successful job performance)

 Less than 1 year 0 3-7 years 0 1 to 3 years 0 More than 7 years 0 Other preferred/required experience:


0 High school or GED 0 Vocational /Technical  2 year/ Associate Degree - PREFERRED BUT NOT REQUIRED 0 4 year/Bachelor’s Degree 0 Post Graduate Degree  Other: License and certification as described below


_ NBRC credential as RRT or CRT and licensed by the State of NH as a Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP).


 ACLS (within 180 days of hire)  PALS preferred  BLS (within 180 days of hire)  Other NRP preferred

Title: Respiratory Therapist

Location: New Hampshire-Portsmouth-Portsmouth Regional Hospital - Portsmouth

Requisition ID: 00147-6031