AdventHealthRespiratory Therapist PRN
Littleton, CO

Our promise to you:

Joining AdventHealth is about being part of something bigger. It’s about belonging to a community that believes in the wholeness of each person, and serves to uplift others in body, mind and spirit. AdventHealth is a place where you can thrive professionally, and grow spiritually, by Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. Where you will be valued for who you are and the unique experiences you bring to our purpose-minded team. All while understanding that together we are even better.

Schedule: PRN

Shift : Day/Night

Location: 7700 S Broadway Littleton, CO 80122

The role you’ll contribute:

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.

The value you’ll bring to the team:

  • 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 an 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 staff development.

  • 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.

Qualifications

The expertise and experiences you’ll need to succeed :

  • High school diploma or GED

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

  • Current credential of CRT by N.B.R.C.

  • Current state Respiratory Therapist Licensure (RLT) in applicable state of employment

  • Current BLS certification from American Heart Association

  • Other certifications required upon hire or within 6 months of hire:

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule: Per Diem

    Pay Range: $28.50 - $49.8

  • Location: Littleton, CO

  • Job ID: 23047262

  • Job Family: Respiratory Services

  • Shift: 1 - Day

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