Provides high-quality care in a cost effective and timely manner
to patients throughout the continuum. Performs critical and lab
assessments of the cardiopulmonary patients and is available to
work across the WCHN Network. Recommends, modifies, and administers
oxygen therapy, pharmacological agents, bronchial hygiene, airway,
and ventilator care. Respiratory Therapist 3 is a Registered
Manages the Ventilator/Rounding protocol. Helps MD to assess
cardiopulmonary status. Strives to reduce length of patient's stay
on ventilator and in Intensive Care Unit.
Makes assessment of patient's cardiopulmonary compromise. Treats
hypoxia/bronchospasm with proper modality, such as
Draws arterial blood gases. Analyzes and makes recommendations
for therapy or change in therapy.
Performs non -invasive mask ventilation (BIPAP/CPAP).
Manages the neonate and surgical patients on ventilators.
Educates patients on state of disease as well as change to home
regime in order to reduce re-admission.
Educates surgical patients.
Responds to trauma alerts, code green, code 33 and code blue;
attends to & stabilizes patients.
Transports ventilator patients.
Enters charges and changes for each patient served into
computer. Documents per department standards.
Attends mandatory inservices & department meetings per PEP
Assists in the orientation and education of new staff.
Fulfills all compliance responsibilities related to the
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Required: Advanced level. Registered Respiratory Therapist
(RRT). CPR - Healthcare Provider. Ventilator management skills for
Adults and NICU.
Minimum Experience: one year
Location: Danbury-24 Hospital Ave
Work Type: Per Diem
Standard Hours: 0.00
Work Schedule: Day/Night 12
Work Shift: this shift can start anytime in the 24 hour period.
Usual start time is 6:45am or 6:45pm
Org Unit: 138
Department: Pulmonary Medicine
- National Board for Respiratory Care
- Respiratory Care Practitioner
- Significant manual skills / motor coord & finger dexterity
- Very Heavy effort. May exert up to 50 lbs. force
- Significant exposure to dirt, odor, noise, human waste,
- Significant occupational risk
Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and
outpatient locations - Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital,
Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern
Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers
Medical Center in New York - plus multiple primary and specialty
care physician practices locations, including The Heart Center, a
leading provider of cardiology care, and two urgent care offices.
Non-acute care is offered through various affiliates, including the
Thompson House for rehabilitation and skilled nursing services, and
the Home Care organizations.
EOE, including disability/vets.
We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known
physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a
disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship
on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such
assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview,
please contact Human Resources at 203-739-7330 (for reasonable
accommodation requests only). Please provide all information
requested to assure that you are considered for current or future