Catholic Health Initiatives RESPIRATORY THERAPIST REG - CUMC-Bergan Mercy - FT nights in OMAHA, Nebraska
RESPIRATORY THERAPIST REG - CUMC-Bergan Mercy - FT nights
CHI Health is a regional health network with a unified mission: nurturing the healing ministry of the Church while creating healthier communities. Headquartered in Omaha, the combined organization consists of 15 hospitals, two stand-alone behavioral health facilities and more than 150 employed physician practice locations in Nebraska and southwestern Iowa. More than 12,000 employees comprise the workforce of this network that includes 2,820 licensed beds and serves as the primary teaching partner of Creighton University’s health sciences schools. In fiscal year 2014, the organization provided a combined $149.3 million in quantified community benefit including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. With locations stretching from Kearney, Neb. to Missouri Valley, Iowa, the health network is the largest in Nebraska and serves residents of Nebraska and southwest Iowa. For more information, visit online at CHIhealth.com.
Provides direct patient care considering the patient's needs, which promotes a positive quality work environment in the provision of quality patient care.
Provides for the assessment and evaluation of the appropriateness and effectiveness of therapy based on patient’s age, cognitive and physical abilities, and/or developmental needs. Is responsible for the communication to the physician of pertinent patient evaluation data. Makes recommendations for changes in specific modes of therapy.
Participates in quality assurance. Provides educational support for staff and clients. Coordinates continuing education programs for staff. Effectively communicates to coordinator/patients/other staff pertinent patient information. Serves as a resource person for other staff members.
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 charge person responsibilities in the coordinator’s absence. Assigns work load, based on staff’s level of competency. Completes patient data information. Reports to coordinator necessary information.
Participates in departmental problem solving.
Preferred: Respiratory Therapy experience..
Required: Graduate of a two to four year, college based, AMA approved school of Respiratory Therapy..
Registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care as a RRT.
Licensed by the State of Nebraska with a Respiratory Care Practitioner License or Iowa Department of Health with a Respiratory Care Practitioner license.
Preferred: Associates or Bachelor degree preferred.
BLS or BLS instructor certification is required upon hire. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include the following: American Red Cross: CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, American Safety and Health Institute: CPR, PRO, must say “Professional Level-with AED”, and American Heart Association: Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.
ACLS or ACLS instructor certification is required 3 month. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include the following: American Heart Association: Advanced Cardiac Life Support, American Safety and Health Institute: ACLS, American College of Surgeons: ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support) and American College of Emergency Physician: ACLS
PALS (Pediatric Cardiac Life Support) or PALS instructor certification required within 6 months. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include the following: American Heart Association: Pediatric Advanced Life Support, American Safety and Health Institute: PALS, Emergency Nurses Association: Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC), American Academy of Pediatrics: Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP), and American Academy of Pediatrics/American College of Emergency Physicians: APLS.
Current NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program) completed within 6 months of hire.
Primary Location NEBRASKA-OMAHA-CUMC
Daily Schedule FT nights
Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80
Weekends Required Every Other
Req ID: 2017-R0132649