Centura Health Respiratory Therapist in Lakewood, Colorado

St. Anthony Hospital is located in the western Denver suburb of Lakewood and is a Level I Trauma Center with four dedicated trauma rooms including the T-10 room, a dedicated field-to-surgery suite ready 24/7 for trauma surgeons and specially trained teams who provide life-saving care to the most severely ill and injured patients. St. Anthony proudly provides a full range of medical specialties and health care services to Denver and the surrounding region with a state-of-the-art medical campus. If you’re looking to be part of a fast-paced environment where you can practice to the top of your profession in trauma, cardiology, stroke, neurosciences, breast imaging, cancer/oncology care, surgery and more, we encourage you to apply. In addition to a new campus, supportive team and faith-based mission, we’re proud to be the recipient of numerous awards, certifications and accreditations from the American Heart Association; Chest Pain Center (CPC); American College of Cardiology; The Joint Commission’s National Quality Approval; Healthgrades (for Stroke, Critical Care and Prostate Surgery Excellence); the Emergency Nurses Association Lantern Award; NAPBC Accreditation; American College of Radiology and many others. For more information about St. Anthony Hospital, visit http://www.stanthonyhosp.org/.

_Job Description/Job Posting ID: 114299_

_Recruiter Contact:_ Michelle Jetter - michellejetter@centura.org

_Clinic/Department:_* 7374 SAH PULMONARY*

_Hospital:_* ST ANTHONY MEDICAL CAMPUS*

_Schedule:_ Per Requested Need. Must work 4 shifts per 6 week schedule.

_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 (for locations in Kansas, ACLS is required within 1 year of hire/transfer date). Current PALS certification upon hire or obtain within 6 months of hire (Required for Avista, Castle Rock, Littleton, Parker, St. Francis Medical Center, St. Mary Corwin, St. Thomas Moore, Porter, Mercy, Longmont) Current NRP certification upon hire or obtain within 6 months of hire (Required for Avista, Castle Rock, Littleton, Parker, St. Francis, St. Mary Corwin, St. Thomas Moore, Longmont)

_Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )_

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

  • Performs therapeutic modalities including patient monitoring, medication delivery, ventilationmanagement, 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 andmanagement, 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 facilitypolicy. *

  • 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 recordsper standards of practice, legal requirements and regulatory/third party payer requirements. *

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

  • Coordinates and communicates effectively to all patients, families, staff, physicians and other customersconcerning 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 torespiratory care. *

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

  • Adapts to rapidly changing technologies, policies, regulations, census and staffing through priority settingand 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.