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Respiratory Therapist

Job ID 19-1971 Date posted 10/10/2019 Shift Nights Shift Length 8 & 12 Hours Weekend Requirement Every Other Weekend Hours Per Two Week Pay Period 72 Department Respiratory Therapy Location Robbinsdale, Minnesota
DescriptionProvides high performance technical expertise, focused and specialized in life support measures, code response, and the care and diagnosis of both acute and chronic pulmonary disorders. Respiratory Therapists also provide a cross-divisional resource for clinical support and education in the Medical Center.
Provides for the administration of airway management, mechanical ventilator application and management, therapeutic respiratory care services, oxygen and aerosol therapy, limited diagnostic services, near-patient testing (NPT), CPR, customer transport, customer education, and other special services as provided in the department scope of services. These services may include newborn, infant, child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric customer groups, including acute and chronic care conditions.

Accountabilities:
• Responds to medical code calls for CPR, MRT, Medical Team, Trauma Team, Heart Team, and OB Stat Teams.
• Provides ventilator maintenance, management, and customer weaning on the order of a physician, or by hospital protocol and procedure
• Provides airway management to customers, and clinical expertise to other disciplines.
• Administers therapeutic services by order for both acute and chronic hospital customers.
• Administers oxygen by physician order or by hospital protocol, and serves as a clinical and equipment resource to other medical personnel in this therapy.
• Provides diagnostic services such as bedside spirometry, and near patient testing (NPT).
• Provides education for both customers and caregivers within their scope of service, and technical abilities.
• Accepts team leadership assignments as directed.
• Operates as a functional participant in the event of a HICS implementation.
• Assists in special projects as directed by the department supervisor or manager.
• Accepts other duties as assigned to promote the accomplishment of organizational goals.
• The team member is accountable to demonstrate proficiency for the skills outlined in the appropriate position skills list.
• The team member is accountable to maintain skill proficiency, including improvement where deemed necessary, and upgrading any additional or new skills on the appropriate position skills list.


RequirementsEducation
Base Requirements
• Graduate of an approved JRCRTE/COARC respiratory care program.

Level 2 Requirements
• Bachelor's degree.

Experience
Base Requirements
• Training and experience in a medical acute care environment.

Level 1 Requirements
• One (1) year of experience as an RT at North Memorial or three (3) years’ experience as an RT.
• Charge training.
• Preceptor training.
• Trained in use of Disposable Bronchoscope.
• Membership in professional organization. (AARC, etc.)

Level 2 Requirements
• NICU trained.
• Participation in a professional development activity including but not limited to committee membership, instructor, PFT trained, Bronch trained, conference attendance with presentation to department and misc. projects or publications.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Demonstrates an ability to communicate effectively, organize and prioritize assignments, make decisions, and exercise good judgment.
• Current RCP scope of practice at North Memorial for non-specific assignment.

License RequirementBase Requirements
• Current Minnesota RT License (Team members must meet all annual requirements for renewal including mandated CEU's) or obtained within two months of hire
State Requirement

• Must be currently certified as a BLS provider
NMHC Standard

• Must attain and maintain certification as an ACLS Provider; only applicable for Respiratory Therapists with therapeutic in-patient contact (provided)
NMHC Standard

• Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) or Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) must be obtained within one year of hire
NMHC Standard

Level 1 Requirements
• PALS Certification
NMHC Standard

Level 2 Requirements
• NRP Certification (Required for NICU R.T.)
NMHC Standard

Additional InformationA sign-on bonus of $2000 will be given with a signed agreement to remain in a Respiratory Therapist role with North Memorial Health for two (2) years and maintain a 0.7 FTE or higher.
Current North Memorial Health team members, and team members who have terminated employment within the last one (1) year are not eligible for the bonus.

At North Memorial Health, we’re on a mission to change healthcare. We’re delivering unmatched customer service and empowering our customers throughout Minnesota and Western Wisconsin to achieve their best health. North Memorial Health is a leader in delivering advanced medical care from Emergency, Urgent Care, Specialty Programs and Services, Primary Clinics, Ambulance and Air Medical Transportation.


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