Flight Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
Company: Hartford Hospital
Posted on: January 13, 2022
DescriptionJob Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 36
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: 12hr shifts; weekend and holiday requirements
Work where every moment matters.
Every day, almost 30,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work
with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment
matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut's most
comprehensive healthcare network as a Flight Respiratory
Hartford Hospital is one of the largest and most respected teaching
hospitals in New England. We are a Level 1 Trauma Center that
provides cutting edge treatment to its patients. This is made
possible by being home to the largest robotic surgery center in the
Northeast and the Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation
(CESI), one of the most-advanced medical simulation training
centers in the world. When hospitals cannot provide the advanced
care, expertise and new treatment options their patients require,
they turn to us.
Flight Respiratory Therapists provide critical care and advanced
life support related to respiratory care assessment and procedures
to patients on the scene, at receiving or referring hospitals, and
during flight operations. Maintains proficiency in the indications
and procedures of the following equipment and skills such as:
EKG's, IV (including PIV/EJ and adult/pedi IO), NGT/OGT insertion,
pacing/defibrillation, needle decompression, combi-tube insertion,
intubation, LMA and surgical cricothyroidotomy, Intra Aortic
Balloon Pump, central line insertion, pericardiocentesis, isolette,
IVAC IV Infusion Pump, cardiac monitor (EKG, pacing/defibrillator
use). Participates in the safety of helicopter operations such as
assist the pilot in the navigation of the aircraft and the
utilization of the radios during flight operations. Documentation
of the patient care rendered by the flight crew and complete
debriefing for each flight.Qualifications
- Associates Degree required, Bachelor's Degree preferred from an
AMA approved Respiratory Therapy program.
- Must have a minimum of 36 months post graduate critical care
experience in a tertiary center.
- Licensed as a Respiratory Care practitioner by the State of
- Certification by the National Board for Respiratory Care as a
Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT).
- CT EMT-A or CT Paramedic License required. If CT EMT-A, must
obtain paramedic license within 2 years of hire.
- ACLS and PALS certifications required, NRP within 1 year of
- Must pass initial and subsequent annual physical, including
vision, hearing, fitness, and lifting standards, as mandated by the
Medical Director of Occupational Health.We take great care of
With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers
exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you
are part of an organization on the cutting edge - helping to bring
new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education
to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving
organization starts with thriving employees- we provide a
competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance.
Every moment matters. And this is your moment.
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