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Respiratory Therapist - RRT

Company: SCL Health
Location: Denver
Posted on: January 12, 2019

Job Description:

You. You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Respiratory Therapist. Your compassion is tangible: whether your patient is 18 or 85, they feel it in the hand they hold. Families feel it in your prayers. Colleagues feel it in your support. You know when to move quickly. When to sit quietly. When to laugh loudly. Youre equally comfortable with Respiratory Therapy, being able to think quickly on your feet, communication and patient care. Youre great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible. Us. As a Respiratory Therapist you will be responsible for administering safe and competent respiratory care as ordered per physician, with emphasis in specialty areas (i.e., Emergency, Neonatal, Pediatric, Geriatric and Critical Care), monitoring mechanical ventilation, administering medications, patient assessment, understanding ramifications of hemodynamic monitoring, understanding blood work results, monitoring, teaching, and training. Saint Joseph Hospital is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 365-bed facility is one of the top-ranked hospitals in Denver, and has been awarded the highest national recognition possible for nursing excellence Magnet designation by the ANCC. We are proud to extend the mission of SCL Health by providing care for the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other. Our deep community roots date back to 1873, making us one of the oldest hospitals in Colorado. Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, weve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning. We. Together well align mission and careers, values and workplace. Well encourage joy and take pride in our integrity. Well laugh at each others jokes (even the bad ones). Well hello and high five. Well celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing. Were proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn. Your day. As a Respiratory Therapist you need to know how to: -- Verify Respiratory Care physicians orders; deliver respiratory care procedures. Maintain accurate and complete documentation of all Respiratory Care procedures per department policy and procedures. -- Receive and give accurate and complete report. Update and complete patient profile card to reflect patient's current clinical status. -- Demonstrate excellent working knowledge of Respiratory Care instruments and equipment. Perform troubleshooting with appropriate problem resolution. -- Perform effective airway management to include bag/mask ventilation. Assist physician/intubation certified therapist with intubation. Demonstrate safe and appropriate suction techniques and use of artificial airways. -- Initiate, maintain, monitor and document continuous mechanical ventilation. -- Provide timely and accurate update information to the physicians and other hospital personnel. Make recommendations for changes or modification of patient therapy by contacting physicians. -- Understand and institute advanced ventilator modalities. Initiate, maintain and monitor ventilator patients. Interpret flow volumes and pressure volume curves to initiate appropriate clinical changes. -- Effectively discuss advanced respiratory pathophysiology with physicians, and can implement changes based on patient condition. -- Perform arterial blood gas sampling. -- Evaluate chest x-ray for endotracheal placement and other clinical conditions optimizing Respiratory Care delivery. Your experience. We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require: -- High School diploma or equivalent, required -- Graduation from an accredited School for Respiratory Care, required -- Passing score on a National Board of Respiratory Care examination as a respiratory therapist (RRT), strongly preferred -- Licensure by the State as a Respiratory Care Practitioner, required -- Possess a current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, required -- At least one (1) year of experience in a setting serving the same age/type of patient population served by this facility or department, preferred Your next move. Now that you know more about being a Respiratory Therapist on our team we hope youll join us. At SCL Health youll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.

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