HealthEast Respiratory Therapist in United States

Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Therapist

Job ID 2016-6293

Job Location US-MN-Maplewood

Category Cardio/Respiratory/Sleep/Neuro

Contract Status NG

FTE 1.00

Authorized Hours ..

Shift Day/Evening Rotation

Department Respiratory Therapy

Overview:

As a Respiratory Therapist, you've chosen a career that offers many opportunities and unrivaled satisfaction. HealthEast is dedicated to providing our respiratory therapists like you with the support and resources to advance your professional career. As a Respiratory Therapist at HealthEast you will be a key leader of the interdependent team. You will administer respiratory therapeutic procedures and implement therapy prescribed by a physician. Make recommendations to physicians and other healthcare professionals.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintains knowledge of, and complies with, all relevant laws, regulations and policies, procedures and standards

  • Actively participates in creating and implementing improvements to achieve clinical, satisfaction and/or efficiency outcomes

  • Initiates and monitors ventilator support including equipment monitoring; documents and reports patient condition or equipment setting changes to physicians and other healthcare professionals

  • Schedules and performs diagnostic testing of the respiratory and circulatory systems to assist physicians in assessing patient conditions

  • Performs preventive maintenance and safety testing of equipment and reports issues as appropriate. Preps equipment and verifies correct functions prior to use

  • Participates in departmental billing process to accurately reflect services provided to patients for reimbursement

Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree required

  • License Respiratory Therapist (LRT) through the MN Board of Medical Practice

  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) through the National Board of Respiratory Care

  • Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) through the National Board of Respiratory Care

  • Registered and Licensed (LTR) by the MN State Board of Medical Practice AND One of the following: either Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) or a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) credentialed by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) *

  • BLS certification through the American Heart Association required

  • ACLS certification through the American Heart Association required

  • 1 to 3 years experience required

  • Assessment, Planning, Evaluation: Collects and analyses pertinent data and/or clinical findings

  • Incorporates clinical findings and scientific evidence in the development, coordination and implementation of an individualized plan of care to achieve desired outcomes.

  • Evaluates progress towards goals and outcomes identifying opportunities for improvement and change

  • Computer Skills Basic: Ability to use a computer and applications that are associated with performing basic work tasks (use a mouse, navigate in Windows, Outlook, etc)

  • Crisis Intervention: Ability to identify, assess, understand, and cope with a serious situation, especially from the moment it first occurs to the point that recovery procedures start

  • Critical Thinking: Gathers and integrates critical information, recognizing and addressing underlying assumptions of others, to arrive at effective solutions; breaks down problems into simple tasks or activities; analyzes relationships among several parts of a situation

  • Interpersonal Communication: Skilled in developing effective rapport with customers, co-workers, or families, actively listening to develop a positive connection

  • Patient Care Delivery: Observes and collects pertinent data and/or clinical findings to enhance patient outcomes

  • Patient Safety: Demonstrates practices that support safety with recognition of variations in populations served, preventing harm to patients, families, employees, and themselves

  • Treatment Planning: Identifies expected outcomes and develops individualized treatment plan of care

About HealthEast

At HealthEast, our patients are our neighbors and we are dedicated to their, and our, optimal health and well-being. We are guided by our faith-based heritage, a call to healing that respects the dignity and culture of every person. We empower our patients with user-friendly access to their health information, dependable service, and affordable, high-quality care.

We put new, more efficient models of care into practice, allowing our 7,500 employees and 850 physicians to focus on what’s important: providing compassionate health care that puts the patient and their needs first. With 14 clinics, home care, a medical transportation center, and four hospitals — Bethesda Hospital, St. John’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital, and Woodwinds Health Campus — we provide excellent family health and specialization, including primary, maternity, orthopaedics and post-acute care.

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