RESPIRATORY THERAPIST - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   part-time   employee   contract

Little Falls
United States

Overview:CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U. S. , from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.ResponsibilitiesThis 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'sParticipates in patient's assessments/evaluations; maintenance of airways and ventilation, rescuscitation efforts and other emergency medical treatmentsSets up, monitors and maintains invasive and non-invasive ventilatory and oxygenation devices; recognizes and corrects malfunctions or inappropriate settingsEducates and instructs patient, patient's family and team members on therapeutic and diagnostic procedures, including pulmonary rehab programStrong 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 conditionsStocks supplies, prepares ventilators/Bi-pap and other equipment for immediate use; maintains neat & orderly work areaPractice safe work habits, compliance with safety rules and regulations and adheres to safety policiesOther duties as assigned to meet organizational needs#missioncriticalQualificationsRequirementsActive license to practice Respiratory Care through the Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) PreferredRRT (Registered Respiratory Therapist) or CRT (Certified Respiratory Therapist) CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.