Centura Health Respiratory Therapist in Canon City, Colorado

St. Thomas More Hospital, a 25- acute care/critical access facilty, is the cornerstone of health care services for Fremont County and surrounding southern Colorado communtites. St. Thomas More offers 24-hour emergency and trauma services, inpatient acute care, intensive care unit, The Birth Center, diagnostic imaging, surgical services, rehabilitation services, sleep disorder center and more. St. Thomas More was rated five stars by Healthgrades® for Total Knee Replacement (2012-2017), Hip Fracture Treatment (2017), and Treatment of Sepsis (2017). Our physicians specialize in emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology services, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, and pediatric health services. Associates of St. Thomas More enjoy the camaraderie of a close-knit community hospital, the relaxed feel of small town life and an affordable cost of living in a town rich in culture and historic architecture. Located 50 miles from Colorado Springs at the foot hills of the Rocky Mountains and the entrance to the Royal Gorge, locals and visitors alike enjoy this area for some of the state's best hiking, widllife and river sports like rafting and fishing. Learn more about our hospital and life in Southern Colorado by visiting http://www.stmhospital.org/.

_Job Description/Job Posting ID: 129057_

_Recruiter Contact:_ TheresaManous@centura.org

_Clinic/Department:_* 7374 STM PULMONARY*

_Hospital:_* ST THOMAS MORE*

_Schedule:_ As Needed

_Shift:_ Variable

_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_

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree, preferred.

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

_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 obtained within 6 months of hire.

  • Current PALS certification upon hire or obtained within 6 months of hire.

  • Current NRP 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.*

  • 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.