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Our Respiratory Therapists are highly trained when it comes to performing specialized respiratory care including ventilator management, nebulizer treatment, chest PT, drawing arterial blood gases, oxygen therapies, external ventilation support and some pulmonary function assessments.    If you’re passionate about respiratory care, it’s time to join our established team as a Registered Respiratory Therapist!   Applying Your Knowledge and Talents: - Assess and evaluate of the appropriateness and effectiveness of therapy based on patient’s age, cognitive and physical abilities, and/or developmental needs - Make recommendations for changes in specific modes of therapy - Educates patients and arranges home respiratory care services and patient therapy follow-up assessments using language and materials appropriate for age, cognitive and physical abilities, and/or developmental needs - Assumes responsibility for personal and professional growth through participation in department meetings, in-service programs and continuing education programs - Maintains established department policies, procedures and objectives, concerning quality assurance, safety, environmental conditions and infection control   Skills: Acute Care, Vent, Ventilation, Critical care, Cardiovascular, Neuro, Registered Respiratory Therapist, RRT, Team Player, Compassion, Trust, Collaboration, Breathing Treatment, Cardiopulmonary, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Emphysema, Bronchitis, Pneumonia
Job ID
2021-154145
Department
Respiratory Therapy
Shift
Night
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Health Lakeside
Employment Type
Part Time
Location
NE-OMAHA
**Eligible for $5,000 Sign-On Bonus & $10,000 Educational Assistance!**   Our Respiratory Therapists are highly trained when it comes to performing specialized respiratory care including ventilator management, nebulizer treatment, chest PT, drawing arterial blood gases, oxygen therapies, external ventilation support and some pulmonary function assessments.    If you’re passionate about respiratory care, it’s time to join our established team as a Registered Respiratory Therapist!   Applying Your Knowledge and Talents: - Assess and evaluate of the appropriateness and effectiveness of therapy based on patient’s age, cognitive and physical abilities, and/or developmental needs - Make recommendations for changes in specific modes of therapy - Educates patients and arranges home respiratory care services and patient therapy follow-up assessments using language and materials appropriate for age, cognitive and physical abilities, and/or developmental needs - Assumes responsibility for personal and professional growth through participation in department meetings, in-service programs and continuing education programs - Maintains established department policies, procedures and objectives, concerning quality assurance, safety, environmental conditions and infection control   Skills: Acute Care, Vent, Ventilation, Critical care, Cardiovascular, Neuro, Registered Respiratory Therapist, RRT, Team Player, Compassion, Trust, Collaboration, Breathing Treatment, Cardiopulmonary, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Emphysema, Bronchitis, Pneumonia
Job ID
2021-153466
Department
Respiratory Therapy
Shift
Day
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs
Employment Type
Full Time
Location
IA-COUNCIL BLUFFS
What you’ll do:   - Assess and evaluate of the appropriateness and effectiveness of therapy based on patient’s age, cognitive and physical abilities, and/or developmental needs - Make recommendations for changes in specific modes of therapy - Educates patients and arranges home respiratory care services and patient therapy follow-up assessments using language and materials appropriate for age, cognitive and physical abilities, and/or developmental needs - Assumes responsibility for personal and professional growth through participation in department meetings, in-service programs and continuing education programs - Maintains established department policies, procedures and objectives, concerning quality assurance, safety, environmental conditions and infection control
Job ID
2021-152824
Department
Respiratory Therapy
Shift
Varied
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Health Saint Elizabeth Reg Med Ctr
Employment Type
Full Time
Location
NE-LINCOLN
Job Summary: - Evaluates, administers, assesses and documents a variety of respiratory therapy treatments to ambulatory and non-ambulatory patients, with heart and lung abnormalities, in assigned hospital, to include intensive care and the emergency room. - Sets up and monitors a variety of complex respiratory equipment such as volume and pressure ventilators for critical care patients. - Performs routine respiratory therapy treatments such as oxygen, therapeutic aerosols, intermittent positive pressure breathing, incentive spirometer, and airway care to include intubation/estuation and tracheotomy care. - Monitors patients for adverse reaction, and takes corrective action based on established procedures. - Determines the effectiveness and/or need for change in the therapy being administered and make recommendations to the physicians regarding treatment. - Incumbents are also accountable for providing resuscitation services, participating in various orientations, providing educational/orientation services to students, quality improvement and department projects, providing and maintaining skill levels to reflect the ever changing procedures and techniques of respiratory care. - This job exists in multiple locations, and while there may be minor differences in job content, they are not significant for classification purposes. Overall, the nature of the work and job requirements is consistent between locations. Essential Job Duties: Performs respiratory patient care to include Aerosol Therapy, ABGs, ETTs, Bronchus, ECGs, CPT, Vent Care, CPAP/BIPAP therapy and other Respiratory Care Procedures in accordance with all department safety, risk management and procedural standards. Continually evaluates and assesses the cardiopulmonary condition of patients using data acquired from physical examination, respiratory monitoring, and diagnostic equipment. Documents all work activity in applicable computer system to include billing charges in accordance with department specific processes.Cultural   Sensitivity and Competence: Demonstrates proper use of communication tools/materials for effective communication and understands how the culture(s) of patient populations can affect communication, collaboration and the provision of care, treatment and services.   Patient Population Served: Demonstrates knowledge and proper skills associated with the department’s defined specific populations served. Participates in the transfer of equipment and supplies to and from other Cardiopulmonary Departments as necessary; cleans, assembles and maintains CPS equipment and restocks supplies as needed. Performs related duties as required    
Job ID
2021-152446
Department
Respiratory Therapy
Shift
Night
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Franciscan St Clare Hospital
Employment Type
Part Time
Location
WA-LAKEWOOD
x - Performs inhaled medication therapy, arterial puncture, blood gas analysis, pulmonary function testing, chest physiotherapy, oxygen therapy, helium-oxygen therapy, carbon dioxide-oxygen therapy, nitric oxide-oxygen therapy, CPAP therapy, BIPAP therapy, bland aerosol therapy, PEP therapy, high-frequency oscillator therapy, and ventilatory support modalities as ordered by physician. - Participates in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, assists or performs intubation, manages artificial airway, and transport of patients requiring ventilatory support. - Assembles, manipulates, and troubleshoots Respiratory Care equipment including mechanical ventilators, pulse oximeters, capnometers, aerosol generators, medical gas delivery systems, humidification systems, and mechanical percussors. - Interprets diagnostic results for feasibility and reports results, to include blood or other body fluid analysis by blood gas analyzer and co-oximeter, pulmonary function screening, pulmonary mechanics studies, end-tidal C02, and pulse oximetry. - Performs record keeping, billing and medical record documentation functions. - Provides patient instruction in the use of Respiratory Care devices and procedures. -      
Job ID
2021-151226
Department
Respiratory Therapy
Shift
Night
Facility / Process Level : Name
MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center
Employment Type
Full Time
Location
IA-DES MOINES
GENERAL SUMMARY: A Respiratory Therapist performs patient assessment, evaluation for appropriate therapy, administration of therapy, consultation with other health care providers, diagnostic testing, implementation and troubleshooting of equipment and monitoring of patient.  These services are provided as appropriate for patient age to include neonate, infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric adult.     ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: - Performs inhaled medication therapy, arterial puncture, blood gas analysis, pulmonary function testing, chest physiotherapy, oxygen therapy, helium-oxygen therapy, carbon dioxide-oxygen therapy, nitric oxide-oxygen therapy, CPAP therapy, BIPAP therapy, bland aerosol therapy, PEP therapy, high-frequency oscillator therapy, and ventilatory support modalities as ordered by physician. - Participates in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, assists or performs intubation, manages artificial airway, and transport of patients requiring ventilatory support. - Assembles, manipulates, and troubleshoots Respiratory Care equipment including mechanical ventilators, pulse oximeters, capnometers, aerosol generators, medical gas delivery systems, humidification systems, and mechanical percussors. - Interprets diagnostic results for feasibility and reports results, to include blood or other body fluid analysis by blood gas analyzer and co-oximeter, pulmonary function screening, pulmonary mechanics studies, end-tidal C02, and pulse oximetry. - Performs record keeping, billing and medical record documentation functions. - Provides patient instruction in the use of Respiratory Care devices and procedures.   #MissionCritical
Job ID
2020-147371
Department
Respiratory Therapy
Shift
Night
Facility / Process Level : Name
MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center
Employment Type
Full Time
Location
IA-DES MOINES
Job Summary: Delivers accurate and therapeutic doses of external-beam radiation therapy to precisely-defined targets for curative and palliative treatment of cancer/benign neoplasms. Delivers accurate and safe treatment to the patient providing the highest quality care by adhering to radiation safety practices and operating all equipment in a safe and proper manner. Works is performed by following a prescribed planned course of radiation therapy as prescribed by the Radiation Oncologist in accordance with standards of professional radiation therapy practice, department policies, procedures, guidelines and protocols. Performs needed assessment, care and treatment planning for patient population. Incumbents are also accountable for maintaining knowledge of current trends and developments in the field by reading appropriate journals, books and other literature and attending related seminars and conferences. Essential Duties: Performs treatment assessment and planning to all patient groups in accordance with the physician treatment plan. Delivers treatment to all patient groups using a linear accelerator in accordance with the physician treatment plan. Completes all required documentation in the patient records and department logs. Participates in Quality Assurance monitoring and quality control checks of the equipment and treatment charts. Contributes to the efficient operations and workflow of the department by performing related general office duties.
Job ID
2020-147132
Department
Respiratory Therapy
Shift
Night
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Franciscan St Elizabeth Hospital
Employment Type
Full Time
Location
WA-ENUMCLAW
**Eligible for $5,000 Sign-On Bonus & $10,000 Educational Assistance!**   Our Respiratory Therapists are highly trained when it comes to performing specialized respiratory care including ventilator management, nebulizer treatment, chest PT, drawing arterial blood gases, oxygen therapies, external ventilation support and some pulmonary function assessments.    If you’re passionate about respiratory care, it’s time to join our established team as a Registered Respiratory Therapist!   Applying Your Knowledge and Talents: - Assess and evaluate of the appropriateness and effectiveness of therapy based on patient’s age, cognitive and physical abilities, and/or developmental needs - Make recommendations for changes in specific modes of therapy - Educates patients and arranges home respiratory care services and patient therapy follow-up assessments using language and materials appropriate for age, cognitive and physical abilities, and/or developmental needs - Assumes responsibility for personal and professional growth through participation in department meetings, in-service programs and continuing education programs - Maintains established department policies, procedures and objectives, concerning quality assurance, safety, environmental conditions and infection control   Skills: Acute Care, Vent, Ventilation, Critical care, Cardiovascular, Neuro, Registered Respiratory Therapist, RRT, Team Player, Compassion, Trust, Collaboration, Breathing Treatment, Cardiopulmonary, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Emphysema, Bronchitis, Pneumonia
Job ID
2020-144016
Department
Respiratory Therapy
Shift
Night
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Health Creighton University - Bergan Mercy
Employment Type
Full Time
Location
NE-OMAHA
Applying Your Knowledge and Talents: - Assess and evaluate of the appropriateness and effectiveness of therapy based on patient’s age, cognitive and physical abilities, and/or developmental needs - Make recommendations for changes in specific modes of therapy - Educates patients and arranges home respiratory care services and patient therapy follow-up assessments using language and materials appropriate for age, cognitive and physical abilities, and/or developmental needs - Assumes responsibility for personal and professional growth through participation in department meetings, in-service programs and continuing education programs - Maintains established department policies, procedures and objectives, concerning quality assurance, safety, environmental conditions and infection control   Skills: Acute Care, Vent, Ventilation, Critical care, Cardiovascular, Neuro, Registered Respiratory Therapist, RRT, Team Player, Compassion, Trust, Collaboration, Breathing Treatment, Cardiopulmonary, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Emphysema, Bronchitis, Pneumonia
Job ID
2020-141279
Department
Respiratory Therapy
Shift
Varied
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Health Saint Elizabeth Reg Med Ctr
Employment Type
Part Time
Location
NE-LINCOLN
Applying Your Knowledge and Talents: - Assess and evaluate of the appropriateness and effectiveness of therapy based on patient’s age, cognitive and physical abilities, and/or developmental needs - Make recommendations for changes in specific modes of therapy - Educates patients and arranges home respiratory care services and patient therapy follow-up assessments using language and materials appropriate for age, cognitive and physical abilities, and/or developmental needs - Assumes responsibility for personal and professional growth through participation in department meetings, in-service programs and continuing education programs - Maintains established department policies, procedures and objectives, concerning quality assurance, safety, environmental conditions and infection control   Skills: Acute Care, Vent, Ventilation, Critical care, Cardiovascular, Neuro, Registered Respiratory Therapist, RRT, Team Player, Compassion, Trust, Collaboration, Breathing Treatment, Cardiopulmonary, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Emphysema, Bronchitis, Pneumonia
Job ID
2020-141275
Department
Respiratory Therapy
Shift
Varied
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Health Lakeside
Employment Type
Part Time
Location
NE-OMAHA
CLINICAL ACCOUNTABILITIES: Reviews and evaluates existing data in patient’s record. Collects any additional pertinent clinical information through physical examination and bedside parameters. Performs and evaluates peak flows/Spirometry before and after bronchodilators according to policy and orders. Completes thorough assessment of patients. Communicates all critical information to physicians, nurses, and others on inter-disciplinary patient care team. Proactive in initiating Ventilator Discontinuation. Follows all policies on documentation, ET tube care, and other Ventilator Bundle guidelines. Recognizes the need for and performs emergency and acute respiratory care procedures accurately and safely in a timely manner with minimal supervisory intervention.  This may include intubations in an emergency situation according to individual competency. Proactive during the shift, willing to help peers and other clinical staff in providing patient care as needed, and moves without         complaint to other areas as workload or expertise dictates.   Answers phone and takes care of calls when in proximity to the department Demonstrates ability to set priorities in the clinical setting and also with own patient load.   SCOPE OF PRACTICE Ensures delivery of Respiratory Care Services reflecting the efficient and effective use of supplies and appropriate utilization of resources in order to meet the needs of the patients and hospital. Administers medications in a timely and safe manner. Evaluates medications’ effects and re-evaluates therapy appropriately according to policies and orders. Follows current practices in dispensing and delivery of medications. Maintains working knowledge of all new medications and medication handling standards introduced into the field of Respiratory Care as they apply to our Health System. Performs arterial punctures, analyzes and interprets blood gas results, intervening as indicated assuring all results properly entered into the computer. Follows all accepted safety practices for identifying patient, labeling, drawing and transporting the blood. Identifies patients’ need and readiness for education in disease management or smoking cessation.  Begins the education process using acceptable materials and instruction. Follows up on patients’ needs by communicating this information on appropriate forms and verbally in report so relieving therapist can continue to assure patients’ needs are met. Integrates legal and ethical standards into practice by recognizing all implications of care delivery within the scope of licensure. Maintains patient and family confidentiality and complies with all regulatory standards. Demonstrates correct and safe technique in the use of equipment and supplies according to product information and  manuals. Maintain a clean, neat and safe environment for patients and staff according to hospital and department policies.   INFORMATION PROCESSING AND DOCUMENTATION: Consistently and accurately utilizes hospital information system for patient information, orders, charges, and productivity documentation. Consistently clocks in and out according to hospital policy. Follows policy on absences, tardies, and no-clocks. Arrives on time for report. Updates written reports as needed to provide current information for following shift. Consistently completes documentation in the electronic medical record. Keeps an accurate record of patients’ status and care dispensed, in accordance with departmental guidelines and requirements. Writes clear narratives and enters data into computer as appropriate. Correctly reports missed therapy and Medication Error Reports according to hospital policy to help ensure patient safety. Stays current in new policies and procedures by reading the information boards and staying current with LEARN assignments, Attends monthly staff meetings as documented by meeting attendance records and initials minutes of meetings that were missed.   SELF-DEVELOPMENT AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS Maintains current professional record according to department and Health System standards, by completing hospital mandatories and department competencies by due dates. Actively participates in individual and group educational training activities. Attends conferences and shares knowledge with peers. Assists in writing or revising procedures to keep policies current and meaningful for staff use. Assumes leadership or preceptor role in orientation of new employees and students, particularly in critical care areas or pulmonary lab, demonstrating effective communication skills in all areas of patient care. Takes responsibility for helping to staff department during busy times by volunteering for extra shifts or changing schedules. Adapts to change in a positive, professional manner by work and deeds in order to meet the demands of the changing Health System environment. Assumes full responsibility for maintaining licensure.  Team Leading responsibilities are considered to be exceeding expectations for this job description. Supports profession and ensures excellence through membership in the AARC and NBRC. This is optional but preferred.    
Job ID
2020-139886
Department
Respiratory Therapy
Shift
Varied
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI St. Vincent Health
Employment Type
Full Time
Location
AR-LITTLE ROCK
Applying Your Knowledge and Talents: - Assess and evaluate of the appropriateness and effectiveness of therapy based on patient’s age, cognitive and physical abilities, and/or developmental needs - Make recommendations for changes in specific modes of therapy - Educates patients and arranges home respiratory care services and patient therapy follow-up assessments using language and materials appropriate for age, cognitive and physical abilities, and/or developmental needs - Assumes responsibility for personal and professional growth through participation in department meetings, in-service programs and continuing education programs - Maintains established department policies, procedures and objectives, concerning quality assurance, safety, environmental conditions and infection control   Skills: Acute Care, Vent, Ventilation, Critical care, Cardiovascular, Neuro, Registered Respiratory Therapist, RRT, Team Player, Compassion, Trust, Collaboration, Breathing Treatment, Cardiopulmonary, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Emphysema, Bronchitis, Pneumonia
Job ID
2020-139217
Department
Respiratory Therapy
Shift
Night
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Health Creighton University - Bergan Mercy
Employment Type
Part Time
Location
NE-OMAHA
This position will work a range of 40-64 hours per pay period.   Performs all aspects of respiratory care to patients of all ages under the direction of a qualified physician/provider to ensure excellent quality care to all customers.    This care includes: treatment, management, control & diagnostic evaluation of patients with deficiencies and abnormalities associated with the cardiopulmonary system.     Key responsibilities: - Administers treatment and medications which promote pulmonary hygiene, improve pulmonary function and respiratory status; including but not limited to: - Ventilator/BIPAP/High Flow Nasal Canula management, nebulizer treatments, Stress tests, Chest physiotherapy, drawing arterial blood gases, oxygen therapies, external ventilation support, pulmonary function tests & EKG’s - Participates in patient’s assessments/evaluations; maintenance of airways and ventilation, rescuscitation efforts and other emergency medical treatments - Sets up, monitors and maintains invasive and non-invasive ventilatory and oxygenation devices; recognizes and corrects malfunctions or inappropriate settings - Educates and instructs patient, patient’s family and team members on therapeutic and diagnostic procedures, including pulmonary rehab program - Strong patient care and customer service skills: provide high quality care & diagnostic services that are appropriate, efficient and effective; ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of patients, ages and physical conditions - Stocks supplies, prepares ventilators/Bi-pap and other equipment for immediate use; maintains neat & orderly work area - Practice safe work habits, compliance with safety rules and regulations and adheres to safety policies - Other duties as assigned to meet organizational needs #missioncritical
Job ID
2020-138996
Department
Respiratory Therapy
Shift
Day
Facility / Process Level : Name
Unity Family Healthcare
Employment Type
Part Time
Location
MN-LITTLE FALLS
Applying Your Knowledge and Talents: - Assess and evaluate of the appropriateness and effectiveness of therapy based on patient’s age, cognitive and physical abilities, and/or developmental needs - Make recommendations for changes in specific modes of therapy - Educates patients and arranges home respiratory care services and patient therapy follow-up assessments using language and materials appropriate for age, cognitive and physical abilities, and/or developmental needs - Assumes responsibility for personal and professional growth through participation in department meetings, in-service programs and continuing education programs - Maintains established department policies, procedures and objectives, concerning quality assurance, safety, environmental conditions and infection control   Skills: Acute Care, Vent, Ventilation, Critical care, Cardiovascular, Neuro, Registered Respiratory Therapist, RRT, Team Player, Compassion, Trust, Collaboration, Breathing Treatment, Cardiopulmonary, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Emphysema, Bronchitis, Pneumonia
Job ID
2020-137430
Department
Respiratory Therapy
Shift
Day
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Health Creighton University - Bergan Mercy
Employment Type
Part Time
Location
NE-OMAHA
**Eligible for $10,000 Sign-On Bonus & $10,000 Educational Assistance!**   Our Respiratory Therapists are highly trained when it comes to performing specialized respiratory care including ventilator management, nebulizer treatment, chest PT, drawing arterial blood gases, oxygen therapies, external ventilation support and some pulmonary function assessments.    If you’re passionate about respiratory care, it’s time to join our established team as a Registered Respiratory Therapist!   Applying Your Knowledge and Talents: - Assess and evaluate of the appropriateness and effectiveness of therapy based on patient’s age, cognitive and physical abilities, and/or developmental needs - Make recommendations for changes in specific modes of therapy - Educates patients and arranges home respiratory care services and patient therapy follow-up assessments using language and materials appropriate for age, cognitive and physical abilities, and/or developmental needs - Assumes responsibility for personal and professional growth through participation in department meetings, in-service programs and continuing education programs - Maintains established department policies, procedures and objectives, concerning quality assurance, safety, environmental conditions and infection control   Skills: Acute Care, Vent, Ventilation, Critical care, Cardiovascular, Neuro, Registered Respiratory Therapist, RRT, Team Player, Compassion, Trust, Collaboration, Breathing Treatment, Cardiopulmonary, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Emphysema, Bronchitis, Pneumonia
Job ID
2020-137429
Department
Respiratory Therapy
Shift
Night
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Health Saint Francis Medical Center
Employment Type
Full Time
Location
NE-GRAND ISLAND
**Eligible for $10,000 Sign-On Bonus & $10,000 Educational Assistance!**   Our Respiratory Therapists are highly trained when it comes to performing specialized respiratory care including ventilator management, nebulizer treatment, chest PT, drawing arterial blood gases, oxygen therapies, external ventilation support and some pulmonary function assessments.    If you’re passionate about respiratory care, it’s time to join our established team as a Registered Respiratory Therapist!   Applying Your Knowledge and Talents: - Assess and evaluate of the appropriateness and effectiveness of therapy based on patient’s age, cognitive and physical abilities, and/or developmental needs - Make recommendations for changes in specific modes of therapy - Educates patients and arranges home respiratory care services and patient therapy follow-up assessments using language and materials appropriate for age, cognitive and physical abilities, and/or developmental needs - Assumes responsibility for personal and professional growth through participation in department meetings, in-service programs and continuing education programs - Maintains established department policies, procedures and objectives, concerning quality assurance, safety, environmental conditions and infection control   Skills: Acute Care, Vent, Ventilation, Critical care, Cardiovascular, Neuro, Registered Respiratory Therapist, RRT, Team Player, Compassion, Trust, Collaboration, Breathing Treatment, Cardiopulmonary, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Emphysema, Bronchitis, Pneumonia
Job ID
2020-136395
Department
Respiratory Therapy
Shift
Night
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Health Good Samaritan
Employment Type
Full Time
Location
NE-KEARNEY
CLINICAL ACCOUNTABILITIES: Reviews and evaluates existing data in patient’s record. Collects any additional pertinent clinical information through physical examination and bedside parameters. Performs and evaluates peak flows/Spirometry before and after bronchodilators according to policy and orders. Completes thorough assessment of patients. Communicates all critical information to physicians, nurses, and others on inter-disciplinary patient care team. Proactive in initiating Ventilator Discontinuation. Follows all policies on documentation, ET tube care, and other Ventilator Bundle guidelines. Recognizes the need for and performs emergency and acute respiratory care procedures accurately and safely in a timely manner with minimal supervisory intervention.  This may include intubations in an emergency situation according to individual competency. Proactive during the shift, willing to help peers and other clinical staff in providing patient care as needed, and moves without         complaint to other areas as workload or expertise dictates.   Answers phone and takes care of calls when in proximity to the department Demonstrates ability to set priorities in the clinical setting and also with own patient load.   SCOPE OF PRACTICE Ensures delivery of Respiratory Care Services reflecting the efficient and effective use of supplies and appropriate utilization of resources in order to meet the needs of the patients and hospital. Administers medications in a timely and safe manner. Evaluates medications’ effects and re-evaluates therapy appropriately according to policies and orders. Follows current practices in dispensing and delivery of medications. Maintains working knowledge of all new medications and medication handling standards introduced into the field of Respiratory Care as they apply to our Health System. Performs arterial punctures, analyzes and interprets blood gas results, intervening as indicated assuring all results properly entered into the computer. Follows all accepted safety practices for identifying patient, labeling, drawing and transporting the blood. Identifies patients’ need and readiness for education in disease management or smoking cessation.  Begins the education process using acceptable materials and instruction. Follows up on patients’ needs by communicating this information on appropriate forms and verbally in report so relieving therapist can continue to assure patients’ needs are met. Integrates legal and ethical standards into practice by recognizing all implications of care delivery within the scope of licensure. Maintains patient and family confidentiality and complies with all regulatory standards. Demonstrates correct and safe technique in the use of equipment and supplies according to product information and  manuals. Maintain a clean, neat and safe environment for patients and staff according to hospital and department policies.   INFORMATION PROCESSING AND DOCUMENTATION: Consistently and accurately utilizes hospital information system for patient information, orders, charges, and productivity documentation. Consistently clocks in and out according to hospital policy. Follows policy on absences, tardies, and no-clocks. Arrives on time for report. Updates written reports as needed to provide current information for following shift. Consistently completes documentation in the electronic medical record. Keeps an accurate record of patients’ status and care dispensed, in accordance with departmental guidelines and requirements. Writes clear narratives and enters data into computer as appropriate. Correctly reports missed therapy and Medication Error Reports according to hospital policy to help ensure patient safety. Stays current in new policies and procedures by reading the information boards and staying current with LEARN assignments, Attends monthly staff meetings as documented by meeting attendance records and initials minutes of meetings that were missed.   SELF-DEVELOPMENT AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS Maintains current professional record according to department and Health System standards, by completing hospital mandatories and department competencies by due dates. Actively participates in individual and group educational training activities. Attends conferences and shares knowledge with peers. Assists in writing or revising procedures to keep policies current and meaningful for staff use. Assumes leadership or preceptor role in orientation of new employees and students, particularly in critical care areas or pulmonary lab, demonstrating effective communication skills in all areas of patient care. Takes responsibility for helping to staff department during busy times by volunteering for extra shifts or changing schedules. Adapts to change in a positive, professional manner by work and deeds in order to meet the demands of the changing Health System environment. Assumes full responsibility for maintaining licensure.  Team Leading responsibilities are considered to be exceeding expectations for this job description. Supports profession and ensures excellence through membership in the AARC and NBRC. This is optional but preferred.    
Job ID
2020-134367
Department
Respiratory Therapy
Shift
Varied
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI St. Vincent Health
Employment Type
Full Time
Location
AR-LITTLE ROCK
**Eligible for $5,000 Sign-On Bonus & $10,000 Educational Assistance!**   Our Respiratory Therapists are highly trained when it comes to performing specialized respiratory care including ventilator management, nebulizer treatment, chest PT, drawing arterial blood gases, oxygen therapies, external ventilation support and some pulmonary function assessments.    If you’re passionate about respiratory care, it’s time to join our established team as a Registered Respiratory Therapist!   Applying Your Knowledge and Talents: - Assess and evaluate of the appropriateness and effectiveness of therapy based on patient’s age, cognitive and physical abilities, and/or developmental needs - Make recommendations for changes in specific modes of therapy - Educates patients and arranges home respiratory care services and patient therapy follow-up assessments using language and materials appropriate for age, cognitive and physical abilities, and/or developmental needs - Assumes responsibility for personal and professional growth through participation in department meetings, in-service programs and continuing education programs - Maintains established department policies, procedures and objectives, concerning quality assurance, safety, environmental conditions and infection control   Skills: Acute Care, Vent, Ventilation, Critical care, Cardiovascular, Neuro, Registered Respiratory Therapist, RRT, Team Player, Compassion, Trust, Collaboration, Breathing Treatment, Cardiopulmonary, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Emphysema, Bronchitis, Pneumonia
Job ID
2020-133662
Department
Respiratory Therapy
Shift
Varied
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Health Immanuel
Employment Type
Full Time
Location
NE-OMAHA
**Eligible for $5,000 Sign-On Bonus & $10,000 Educational Assistance!**   Our Respiratory Therapists are highly trained when it comes to performing specialized respiratory care including ventilator management, nebulizer treatment, chest PT, drawing arterial blood gases, oxygen therapies, external ventilation support and some pulmonary function assessments.    If you’re passionate about respiratory care, it’s time to join our established team as a Registered Respiratory Therapist!   Applying Your Knowledge and Talents: - Assess and evaluate of the appropriateness and effectiveness of therapy based on patient’s age, cognitive and physical abilities, and/or developmental needs - Make recommendations for changes in specific modes of therapy - Educates patients and arranges home respiratory care services and patient therapy follow-up assessments using language and materials appropriate for age, cognitive and physical abilities, and/or developmental needs - Assumes responsibility for personal and professional growth through participation in department meetings, in-service programs and continuing education programs - Maintains established department policies, procedures and objectives, concerning quality assurance, safety, environmental conditions and infection control   Skills: Acute Care, Vent, Ventilation, Critical care, Cardiovascular, Neuro, Registered Respiratory Therapist, RRT, Team Player, Compassion, Trust, Collaboration, Breathing Treatment, Cardiopulmonary, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Emphysema, Bronchitis, Pneumonia
Job ID
2020-132497
Department
Respiratory Therapy
Shift
Night
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Health Creighton University - Bergan Mercy
Employment Type
Full Time
Location
NE-OMAHA
**Eligible for $10,000 Sign-On Bonus & $10,000 Educational Assistance!**   Our Respiratory Therapists are highly trained when it comes to performing specialized respiratory care including ventilator management, nebulizer treatment, chest PT, drawing arterial blood gases, oxygen therapies, external ventilation support and some pulmonary function assessments.    If you’re passionate about respiratory care, it’s time to join our established team as a Registered Respiratory Therapist!   Applying Your Knowledge and Talents: - Assess and evaluate of the appropriateness and effectiveness of therapy based on patient’s age, cognitive and physical abilities, and/or developmental needs - Make recommendations for changes in specific modes of therapy - Educates patients and arranges home respiratory care services and patient therapy follow-up assessments using language and materials appropriate for age, cognitive and physical abilities, and/or developmental needs - Assumes responsibility for personal and professional growth through participation in department meetings, in-service programs and continuing education programs - Maintains established department policies, procedures and objectives, concerning quality assurance, safety, environmental conditions and infection control   Skills: Acute Care, Vent, Ventilation, Critical care, Cardiovascular, Neuro, Registered Respiratory Therapist, RRT, Team Player, Compassion, Trust, Collaboration, Breathing Treatment, Cardiopulmonary, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Emphysema, Bronchitis, Pneumonia
Job ID
2020-128682
Department
Respiratory Therapy
Shift
Night
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Health Good Samaritan
Employment Type
Full Time
Location
NE-KEARNEY
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