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Huntington, West Virginia
Location: Lafayette, Colorado
Internal Number: 14441
You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as an Advanced Respiratory Therapist.
Your compassion is tangible: patients 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.
Youâ™re equally comfortable with Respiratory Therapy, being able to think quickly on your feet, communication and patient care.
Youâ™re 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.
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.
Good Samaritan Medical Center is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. At our 234-bed Level II Trauma Center, our mission is to bring health and hope to the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other. Weâ™re especially proud of our people, who helped make us one of Americaâ™s 100 Best Hospitals according to Healthgrades.
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, weâ™ve 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.
Together weâ™ll align mission and careers, values and workplace. Weâ™ll encourage joy and take pride in our integrity.
Weâ™ll laugh at each otherâ™s jokes (even the bad ones). Weâ™ll hello and high five. Weâ™ll celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.
Weâ™re proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.
As an Advanced Respiratory Therapist you need to know how to:
Â· Verify Respiratory Care physicians orders; deliver respiratory care procedures. Maintain accurate and complete documentation of all Respiratory Care procedures per department policy and procedures.
Â· Receive and give accurate and complete report. Update and complete patient profile card to reflect patient's current clinical status.
Â· Demonstrate excellent working knowledge of Respiratory Care instruments and equipment. Perform troubleshooting with appropriate problem resolution.
Â· 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.
Â· Initiate, maintain, monitor and document continuous mechanical ventilation.
Â· 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.
Â· Understand and institute advanced ventilator modalities. Initiate, maintain and monitor ventilator patients. Interpret flow volumes and pressure volume curves to initiate appropriate clinical changes.
Â· Effectively discuss advanced respiratory pathophysiology with physicians, and can implement changes based on patient condition.
Â· Perform arterial blood gas sampling.
Â· Evaluate chest x-ray for endotracheal placement and other clinical conditions optimizing Respiratory Care delivery.
We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:
Â· High School diploma or equivalent, required
Â· Graduation from an accredited School for Respiratory Care, required
Â· Passing score on a National Board of Respiratory Care examination as a respiratory therapist (RRT), required
Â· Licensure by the State as a Respiratory Care Practitioner, required
Â· Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, required
Â· Minimum of two (2) years of hospital experience, including critical care experience as Therapist, required
Your next move.
Now that you know more about being an Advanced Respiratory Therapist on our team we hope youâ™ll join us. At SCL Health youâ™ll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.
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