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Critical Care Transport Respiratory Therapist

Company: UCHealth
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: July 14, 2019

Job Description:

Job Title: Respiratory Therapist (RT)

FTE Status: Full Time (36hrs/week, 72hrs/pay period)

Department: LifeLine Critical Care Transport

Shift: Flex/Rotating

Position Details:

Summary:

Provides out-of-hospital critical care of persons who are ill or injured as authorized by a physician.

Responsibilities:

Delivers and assesses response to ordered therapy per plan of care. Monitors, records, and communicates patient condition as appropriate.

Evaluates respiratory care policies and procedures based on patient outcomes, current research, and best practices. Evaluates, provides patient care during transport to and from tertiary sites. Responds to codes and calls for emergent assistance.

Assesses patient condition and delivers appropriate treatment utilizing appropriate protocols. May be required to drive ambulance to and from scenes and treatment centers.

Educates the patient and family about the patient's illness and provides information about community resources.

Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and take appropriate action.

Requirements:

* Minimum Required Education: Graduate of an accredited Respiratory Therapy program.

* Required Licensure/Certification: Registered as a Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)
* Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider. BLS through the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer with card in-hand before start date. BLS or CPR card must be good through sixty days of hire. All life support certification cards must be issued by either the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer. (American Red Cross for the Professional Rescuer is only good upon hire and all renewals will need to be through an American Heart Association sanctioned course.)
* Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS),
* Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS),
* Valid driver's license.
* Within 6 months: Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP), Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Audit or Transport Professional Advanced Trauma Course (TPATC).
* Minimum Experience: 3 years of Respiratory Therapist experience, 2 years of which in ICU and/or Emergency Department experience. Meet Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems requirement of 4000 hours of experience.

At UCHealth, we do things differently

We believe in something different: a focus on the individuality of every person. In big ways and small, we exist to improve the extraordinary lives of all those we serve. As Colorado's largest and most innovative health care system, we as a team deliver on the commitment to provide the best possible experience for our patients and their families. We foster a true human connection and give people the freedom to live extraordinary lives. A career at UCHealth is more than a job, it's a passion.

Going beyond quality requires the perfect balance of talent, integrity, drive and intellectual curiosity. We are looking for individuals who recognize, like us, that the world of medicine is ever-changing and are motivated to do what is right, not what is easy. We support creativity and curiosity so that each of us can find the extraordinary qualities within ourselves. At UCHealth, we'll do everything in our power to make sure you grow and have a meaningful career. There's no limits to your potential here.

Be Extraordinary. Join Us Today!

UCHealth recognizes and appreciates the rich array of talents and perspectives that equal employment and diversity can offer our institution. As an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, UCHealth is committed to making all employment decisions based on valid requirements. No applicant shall be discriminated against in any terms, conditions or privileges of employment or otherwise be discriminated against because of the individual's race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, genetic information or veteran status. UCHealth does not discriminate against any "qualified applicant with a disability" as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make reasonable accommodations, when they do not impose an undue hardship on the organization.

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