Respiratory Therapist - Pay Incentives Available

  • Hartford
  • Hartford Healthcare


Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 36
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details:

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Hartford Hospital is one of the largest and most respected teaching hospitals as well as a Level I trauma center. Hartford Hospital is on the cutting edge of technology & medical care and is home to the Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation (CESI), one of the most-advanced medical simulation training centers in the world. Housing the Northeast’s largest robotic surgery center, committed to becoming the best in the country for patient safety and is pursuing that goal by taking innovative action and creating a culture of safety at every level within the organization.


Job Summary


This Registered Respiratory Therapist is also an Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) specialist. They will manages the ECMO system and provides care to patient on ECMO in the intensive care unit under the direction and supervision of an ECMO trained physician.


In addition, performs as an expert practitioner of respiratory care. Provides respiratory care to patients with minimal guidance when not involved in an ECMO case or activity.


RRT: Performs the therapy, management, rehabilitation, diagnostic evaluation and care of patients with deficiencies and abnormalities which affect the cardiopulmonary system and associated aspects of other system functions.  Uses an understanding of the principles of growth and development to assess each patient’s individual age specific needs and to provide individualized age specific treatments and care.

Demonstrates efficiency across clinical/critical care settings to provide quality service to patient care units through communication, cooperation and collaboration with heath care team.



Associates Degree from an AMA approved Respiratory program. Preferred Bachelors



Minimum two (2) years critical care experience in a tertiary care facility

Successful completion of hospital based ECMO specialist training and certification


Licensure, Certification, Registration

Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) granted by The National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)

Valid State of Connecticut Respiratory Care Practitioner license

BLS /ACLS Certified

Obtain and keep current with I-Stat validation

Adult Critical Care Specialty (ACCS) certification by The National Board for Respiratory Care (must be obtained within 6 months of hire date)


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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 .