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Registered Respiratory Therapist

Boulder Community Health

This is a Full-time position in boulder, CO posted May 9, 2022.

Full Time, Days.

36 hours/week(br /((br /(Salary range $25.61/hr
– $38.42/hr, depending on years of relevant and like experience.

$2.50/hr differential for weekend shifts.(br /((br /($10,000 Sign-On Bonus Available!

*not available for current BCH staff or rehires.(br /((br /(Boulder Community Health is Certified Level II Trauma Center.

We are honored to hold the awards of 2019 Best Medical Facility from Boulder Weekly, 2019 Best Medical Center from Yellow Scene’s, and Best Local Employer from Daily Camera.

Come be part of an independent, community-focused health system; feel good knowing that your work will make a difference in people’s lives and positively contribute to the community.(br /((br /(POSITION SUMMARY(br /(Upon request of the physician, and/or registered nurse, or per protocol initiates and performs basic and advanced respiratory care techniques and with knowledge sets up, operates and maintains various types of respiratory care equipment utilized in the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory disease and/or illness.

Provides consultation and technical assistance to physicians, nursing personnel and other clinical personnel regarding respiratory care treatments, procedures and ventilator management.

Maintains accuracy in documentation.(br /((br /(JOB QUALIFICATIONS(br /(Education or Formal Training(br /(Successful completion of an approved Respiratory Therapy Program as required by licensure(br /((br /(Special Qualifications (Licensure, Registration, etc.)(br /(Both CRT and RRT require current Colorado State License for Respiratory Therapist(br /(CRT 2400: Requires CRT (Certified Respiratory Therapist) with initial certification from NBRC (National Board for Respiratory Care) verified(br /(RRT 2401: Requires RRT (Registered Respiratory Therapist) with initial certification from NBRC verified(br /(Both CRT 2400 and RRT 2401:(br /(o BLS (Basic Life Support) required within conditional period(br /(o NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program) required within conditional period(br /(o PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) and ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) encouraged but not required(br /((br /(Knowledge, Skill and Ability(br /((br /(1.

Basic knowledge base:(br /(Administration of therapeutic gases(br /(Airway maintenance(br /(Ventilatory assistance(br /(Pulmonary function assessment(br /(2.

Manual dexterity, coordination and ingenuity(br /(3.

Mental ability to skillfully assess patient’s signs, symptoms and laboratory and x-ray findings as related to a clinical pictures(br /(4.

Effective verbal communication skills to other appropriate health care providers(br /((br /(Experience(br /(One year respiratory therapy experience within hospital setting preferred.(br /((br /(Prefer one year adult ICU and NICU experience(br /((br /(ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES(br /(1.

Functions as resource person by providing instruction, consultation and/or technical assistance to physicians, nursing personnel and other hospital personnel regarding respiratory care practices and standards.(br /(2.

Assesses patient status and anticipates and responds to changes in clinical conditions.(br /(3.

Demonstrates ability to work with physicians, nurses, therapists and other clinical personnel to achieve optimal and coordinated patient care.(br /(4.

Explains purpose and procedure of treatment, tests and equipment to the patient.(br /(5.

Performs, according to developed policies, procedures and standards, physician prescribed therapeutic or prophylactic respiratory care modalities such as aerosolized medications, aerosol therapy, IPPB, chest physical therapy (percussion, postural drainage, suctioning), incentive spirometry, oxygen therapy and others.(br /(6.

Sets up, operates and monitors ventilators when patient’s respiratory system is incapable of adequate spontaneous ventilation.(br /(7.

Ensures the adequate maintenance of ventilation during cardiopulmonary resuscitation.(br /(8.

Performs pulmonary function studies, ear oximetries, EKG’s and initial orders within shift ordered, immediately on STAT orders.

(After certified, draws arterial blood gas samples when necessary.)(br /(9.

Writes telephone or verbal physician orders onto the patient’s chart.(br /(10.

Records pertinent information of treatments and patient’s response to treatments in patient’s records or other appropriate forms per documentation standards.(br /(11.

Reports treatments to be conducted and condition of patient to relief personnel.(br /((br /(MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED(br /(Oxygen flowmeters; various pressure gauges; oxygen and therapy delivery devices; volume ventilators, resuscitation devices; oximeters, ABG syringes, percussors, pulmonary assessment devices and machines; suctioning equipment and medication therapy.(br /((br /(WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES(br /(1.

Provide respiratory care services to patients of all ages 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in all appropriate units/areas within the hospital.

Requires walking, bending, lifting, pushing, repetitive compressing, stretching.(br /(2.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to constantly stand and walk.

The employee frequently is required to stoop, crouch and twist.

The employee is occasionally required to kneel, squat and sit.(br /(3.

The employee must be able to consistently support, push, pull and/or lift up to 10 pounds, frequently support, push, pull and/or lift up to 30 pounds and occasionally support, push, pull and/or transfer up to 50 pounds (for example, moving a patient from a wheelchair to a bed).(br /(4.

Functional physical demands include manual dexterity, fine motor skills and reaching.

The following senses will be needed for essential duties of the job: speech, vision, hearing, smell and touch.(br /((br /(About Boulder Community Health and Boulder, Colorado(br /((br /(Uncompromising medical excellence delivered with respect and compassion.

Since 1922, Boulder Community Health has built a strong reputation on these values.

As community-owned and operated not-for-profit hospital and clinic locations, we remain dedicated to the evolving needs of our citizens and providing access to high-quality care.(br /((br /(Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the Boulder lifestyle is conductive to enjoying the outdoors and brings a fresh perspective to healthcare practice.(br /((br /(Surround yourself by natural beauty and an active, life-embracing community.

Enjoy state-of-the-art facilities and equipment along with competitive compensation and benefits, including health/dental/life, tuition reimbursement, on-site fitness center, on-site discounted massage, free bus passes (local & Denver metro), and many more!(br /((br /(EOE/Affirmative Action/Drug-free workplace(br /((br /(Location: Boulder Community Health
· Respiratory Therapy(br /(Schedule: Full-time, Days
– 12 hour shifts, 3-12 hours shifts with weekends