Respiratory Therapist:
Centura Health

121068-en_US
Centura Health
Parker Colorado
Healthcare
Description

Known locally as the “full-service community hospital doing some big things,” Parker Adventist Hospital, (located at E-470 and Parker Road), offers leading medical experts, the latest technology and a broad array of clinical services. Ranked among the top hospitals in the nation for patient satisfaction, Parker Hospital performs complex spine and brain surgery along with weight-loss and joint-replacement surgery. We have a Level II Trauma Center and a Birthplace with a Level IIIA NICU caring for babies born as early as 28 weeks. Opened 10 years ago and still growing, the entire team is incredibly vibrant, skilled, enthusiastic, innovative and motivated. The sense of “newness” felt at Parker is a big aspect of the culture and the high patient and employee satisfaction scores speak volumes about the care and the environment. Every associate at Parker lives its culture of “relationship based care” each day – treating every patient, family and team member like WE would want to be cared for. For more information about Parker Adventist Hospital and joining the team, visit http://www.parkerhospital.org/.



Job Description/Job Posting ID: 121068



Recruiter Contact: Donna Rigdon - donnarigdon@centura.org



Clinic/Department: 7374 PARKER PULMONARY 



Hospital: PARKER ADVENTIST HOSPITAL 



Schedule: Full Time



Shift: Nights


Position Summary



Perform respiratory procedures under physician direction in all patient areas. Responsible for patient assessments, care plans, plan implementation and evaluation and revision of therapy plan as needed. Collaborates with other professional disciplines to ensure the most effective and efficient care delivery and achievement of desired patient outcomes. Utilizes knowledge of patient’s age and cultural diversity in the provision of patient care. Supports the organization vision and mission and practices performance improvement techniques to assure the delivery of the most effective patient care.



Minimum Education Requirements




  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree, preferred.

  • Completion of an accredited Respiratory Therapy Education Program, i.e. CoARC, JRCRTE, or CAAHEP

  • High school diploma or GED



Minimum Experience Requirements




  • 1 year of respiratory therapy experience, preferred

  • Prior use of electronic medical records (EMR), preferred



License/Certifications




  • Current credential of CRT or RRT by N.B.R.C

  • Current state Respiratory Therapist Licensure (RLT) in applicable state of employment.

  • Current BLS certification from American Heart Association.

  • Current ACLS certification form American Heart Association upon hire or obtain within 6 months of hire

  • Current PALS certification upon hire or obtain within 6 months of hire



Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )




  • Delivers respiratory care procedures to patients in general, acute, critical care and emergency areas according to departmental policies and procedures.*

  • Performs therapeutic modalities including patient monitoring, medication delivery, ventilation management, expansion therapy, and bronchial hygiene. *

  • Performs diagnostic testing including ABG's, PFT's, EKG's, cardiac, bronchoscopy, and pulse oximetry. *

  • Assists in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency care by providing airway maintenance and management, cardiac support and other assistance as needed to expedite patient and physician needs.*

  • Responds to patient needs in a timely, effective manner. *

  • Provides patient and family education and teaching. *

  • Transports patients within the hospital or between facilities. *

  • Ability to provide on-call coverage outside of standard scheduled hours per department and/or facility policy. *

  • Develops care plan from thorough assessment via protocol criteria or directed physician order. *

  • Documents all patient care activities including evaluations, progress notes and detailed treatment records per standards of practice, legal requirements and regulatory/third party payer requirements. *

  • Documents ongoing status, interventions, patient response and outcomes to correctly capture billing charges. *

  • Coordinates and communicates effectively to all patients, families, staff, physicians and other customers concerning respiratory therapy services by direct verbal and/or written communication respecting confidentiality at all times. *

  • Technical and interpersonal problem solving. *

  • Determines the proper function of all equipment used and make interventions as needed. *

  • Anticipates, recognizes and assists others in identifying patient complications and reactions related to respiratory care. *

  • Demonstrates effective time management and is proactive in prioritizing workload and meeting productivity requirements. *

  • Adapts to rapidly changing technologies, policies, regulations, census and staffing through priority setting and flexibility. *

  • Participates in personal, professional and program development by attending department in-services, meetings and by sharing professional expertise to enhance quality of professional services and staffdevelopment.*

  • Assists in training respiratory therapy staff, students and other hospital personnel. *

  • Acts as a resource for new staff members and co-workers by sharing information and providing education.*

  • Adheres to professional code of ethics and to all accreditation requirements.*



* This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned.



Physical Requirements




  • Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly


 



Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. 

Basic Qualifications
Requirement