Catholic Health Initiatives Respiratory Therapist Adv Prac - PT in LINCOLN, Nebraska

Respiratory Therapist Adv Prac - PT

Description

Respiratory Therapist

Our patients breathe easy when it comes to respiratory care. See what we did there? 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. That’s a pretty diverse skill set. Do you have what it takes to be one of us?

What you’ll do:

  • The Advanced Respiratory Care Practitioner provides high quality respiratory care services by being an integral part of the healthcare team in the critical care setting. Performs complex and advanced respiratory care procedures and modalities in accordance with organizational policy and procedure

  • 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

  • Serves as a resource person to management, physicians, nursing and staff.

  • Provides comprehensive and high quality respiratory care related interventions in all care settings to all age groups as outlined by current licensure scope of practice.

Qualifications

Education: 1. Must be a graduate of an AMA approved school for Respiratory Care. 2. Preferred BS or BA degree. Licensure/Certification: 1. Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner in the State of Nebraska required. 2. RRT credential by the NBRC required. 3. BLS, PALS, NRP and ACLS required. Must complete PALS, NRP and ACLS within 6 months of hire. 4. Certification as a NPS by the NBRC preferred.

Job Professional Clinical/Allied Health

Primary Location NEBRASKA-LINCOLN-ST ELIZABETH L ST

Daily Schedule Days/Eve/Nights

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 48

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2018-R0148246

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.