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Respiratory Therapist RRT

Company: Intermountain Healthcare
Location: Mount Pleasant
Posted on: September 9, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description:The Respiratory Therapist RRT provides advanced-level respiratory care to patients designed to diagnose, evaluate, treat, manage, and control deficiencies or abnormalities of the cardiopulmonary system within the prescription of the ordering physician. This position acts as a resource to the CRT staff. The RRT may be responsible for special clinical projects or assignments as designated by leadership according to the needs of the department.Posting SpecificsShift Details: Full Time, Night ShiftsDepartment: Respiratory Therapy, Sanpete Valley Hospital (Mount Pleasant, UT)Additional Details : ICU experience preferred, BLS, ACLS, PALS, NRP requiredClick Here to schedule a call with a recruiter to learn more!Or, you can hear from current Respiratory Therapists by clicking hereJob EssentialsAssess:Performs respiratory care procedures in response to patient needs and physician orders within the Scope of Practice of the Respiratory Care Department.Evaluates, monitors, and maintains patients care within established guidelines in the form of policies, procedures, and protocols.Seeks for and evaluates information acquired from other members of the interdisciplinary team (e.g., patient, family, physician, nursing, support staff).Plan:Uses assessment information and critical thinking skills while assessing the respiratory status of assigned patients through physical exam, review of history and physical, and response to ordered therapies.Communicates the patient care plan to the patient, family, physician, nursing, support staff, and others while maintaining a team focus.Implement:Independently performs the majority of procedures, assessments, and interventions performed at the facility including advanced settings (as applicable). Participates within Clinical Program initiatives and processes and monitors outcomes.Supports and implements department or specialty care area projects or programs as identified.Supports standardization and implementation of department protocols, policies, and procedures for patient care delivery.Handles problems and concerns until they can dealt with by management as appropriate.Maintains, troubleshoots, and adjusts respiratory care equipment and diagnostic equipment.Develops and implements patient education plan when needed in relation to respiratory disease and equipment related to admission and discharge.Communicates operational theory to other health professionals and recommends the most appropriate technology to maximize patient comfort and safety.Maintains timely, accurate records and documentation to satisfy department, hospital, and legal requirements.Evaluate:Evaluates patient response to interventions through review of achievement of goals, clinical outcomes, and patient and family satisfaction.Revises plan of care as indicated and reassess changes as appropriate.Professionalism:Promotes the profession of Respiratory Care and acts as a resource, consultant, and mentor to staff within department and patient care areas through development of others.Participates in quality improvement and research activities as part of the Respiratory Care Team to guide the development of standards of patient care.Minimum QualificationsGraduate of a NBRC approved Respiratory Therapist program. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution. Degree will be verified.Current State License as a Respiratory Care Practitioner.Registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care (RRT).Basic Life Support (BLS) for healthcare providers.Specific certifications as required (i.e. PALS, ACLS, NRP).Preferred QualificationsRespiratory ExperienceRespiratory Therapists are an integral part of our organization and always provide great patient care with skill, compassion, and expertise.Watch now: Thank you to our Respiratory Therapists

Physical Requirements:Ongoing need for employee to see and read information, labels, assess patient needs, operate monitors, identify equipment and supplies.Frequent interactions with patient care providers, patients, and visitors that require employee to verbally communicate as well as hear and understand spoken information, alarms, needs, and issues quickly and accurately, particularly during emergency situations.Manual dexterity of hands and fingers to manipulate complex and delicate equipment with precision and accuracy. This includes frequent computer use and typing for documenting patient care, accessing needed information, medication preparation, etc.Expected to lift and utilize full range of movement to transfer patients. Will also bend to retrieve, lift, and carry supplies and equipment. Typically includes items of varying weights, up to and including heavy items.Need to walk and assist with transporting/ambulating patients and obtaining and distributing supplies and equipment. This includes pushing/pulling gurneys and portable equipment, including heavy items. Often required to navigate crowded and busy rooms (full of equipment, power cords on the floor, etc).May be expected to stand in a stationary position for an extended period of time.Anticipated job posting close date:Location:Sanpete Valley HospitalWork City:Mount PleasantWork State:UtahScheduled Weekly Hours:36The hourly range for this position is listed below. Actual hourly rate dependent upon experience.$27.60 - $42.57We care about your well-being - mind, body, and spirit - which is why we provide our caregivers a generous benefits package that covers a wide range of programs to foster a sustainable culture of wellness that encompasses living healthy, happy, secure, connected, and engaged.Learn more about our comprehensive benefits packages for our Idaho, Nevada, and Utah based caregivers , and for our Colorado, Montana, and Kansas based caregivers ; and our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion .Intermountain Health is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Keywords: Intermountain Healthcare, Provo , Respiratory Therapist RRT, Other , Mount Pleasant, Utah

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