Respiratory Care Therapist

Mount Desert Island Hospital | Bar Harbor, ME, United States

Posted Date 1/25/2023

Per Diem Opportunity


An allied health specialist who is a Maine Licensed Certified or Registered Respiratory Care Practitioner. Patient population is predominantly adult and geriatric with some pediatrics and adolescents. Under the supervision of the Cardiopulmonary and EKG Coordinator, the Respiratory Therapist is responsible for providing cardiopulmonary care services in accordance with specific physician's orders, department policies and procedures. Administers respiratory therapy care and life support to patients with deficiencies and abnormalities of cardiopulmonary system. Performs diagnostic tests of cardiovascular and pulmonary system to aid physicians in diagnosis and treatment of heart and lung disorders. Participates in performance improvement activities within the department and participates in CQI activities.


MDI Hospital and Birch Bay Retirement Village offer a competitive salary, robust medical/dental/vision/life insurance, identity theft protection program, matching retirement plan, ample paid time off, a comprehensive award winning wellness program with reimbursement incentives, generous tuition reimbursement, and continuing education benefits. Some positions may qualify for a sign on bonus and relocation assistance.

EEO Statement:

MDI Hospital and Birch Bay Retirement Village provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.


Education, Training or Certifications Required:

  • Holds a current Maine license as a Certified or Registered Respiratory Therapist.
  • Current BLS provider status.

Experience Required:

  • Recent training/experience in Respiratory Care and Ventilator Management.
  • Recent training/experience in performing EKGs/Stress Tests.

Cognitive Requirements:

  • Possess computer skills.
  • Rhythm identification skills for EKGs.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Strong written and verbal skills.

Physical Demands:

  • Able to sit, stand and/or walk for a 8-12 hour shift. Has adequate hearing, vision, speech and manual dexterity to communicate with the patients and to complete any necessary daily tasks.
  • General health must be such as to regularly work scheduled hours.
  • Must be able to bend and lift 25 - 50 pounds patients or oxygen cylinders).
  • Must be able to push non-motorized (on wheels) equipment, weighing up to 300 lbs. throughout the Hospital (ventilator).
  • Must be able to respond to the Hospital within guidelines when on call.


  • Potential for exposure to blood and body fluids (especially respiratory secretions).
  • Potential for exposure to infectious diseases.
  • Potential for periods of high stress.
Job Type
Regular | Regular

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