Dear Chris: I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the special care that was given to my mother, Evelyn DM during her stay in the month of February 2013. I want to thank you and your staff for the complete comfortable feeling I had while she was in your care. I wish all the patients that I got to know there were able to go home as well. Evelyn would like to go there to visit some of her acquaintances she made while she was there. She is doing remarkable, walking along with a cane. Whittier Home Health Care is providing their services to her. Again, thank you. Marion W. for Evelyn DM.

Hannah Duston Healthcare Center

Respiratory Therapist

Location: Bradford, MA - Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital

Category: Therapy

Respiratory Therapist - Full Time 32-40 hours 11-7 shift

Primary Responsibilities:
• Provide individualized evaluations documentation, treatment planning, implementation and goal determination, under the direction of a physician.
• Perform all modes of respiratory care inclusive of PFT’s, ABG’s, 02 and aerosol therapy, airway maintenance (including plugging of tracheas for weaning and assistance in all trachea change), pulmonary hygiene (CPT, Cough and DB, suction), and maintenance of all respiratory equipment including compressed gas delivery systems and arterial blood gas instrument. Monitor and maintain mechanical ventilators and the patients.
• Insure safety/maintenance of equipment and work areas.
• Dispense respiratory medication as ordered by physician with awareness to drug effectiveness, side effects and contraindications.
• Organize and provide staff, patient and family education through inservice instruction and review of current relevant literature.
• Work closely with all adjunct therapies and services to successfully reach our common goal of patient rehabilitation.
• Apply geriatric and rehabilitation knowledge and skills to patient care.
• Be able to lift without assistance up to 25 lbs.
• Be able to perform activities that require walking and standing for complete shift.

• BS, AS or Certificate in Respiratory Therapy from an accredited program.  CRTT or RRT credential from the National Board of Respiratory Care.
• Current licensure by the Division of Registration, Board of Respiratory Care, Commonwealth of MA. or application for the same.
• Certification in BLS of Adult, Child and Infant.
• Knowledge, experience and competency in dealing with adult rehabilitation and geriatric age group.
• Knowledge of growth and development across the life span.   

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