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Location:
Anchorage, Alaska
Job category:
Hospital
Position type:
Full-time
Advertiser:
Providence

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Respiratory Therapist I *10K sign on bonus and relocation assistance for eligible candidates* – Providence

Providence is calling a Respiratory Therapist I (Respiratory Therapy, Nights, 0.9 FTE) to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all – especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

10K sign on bonus and relocation assistance for eligible candidates

In this position you will:

  • TECHNICAL EXPERTISE: Performs mechanical ventilation set-ups, monitoring, assessment of equipment/patient interfaces, and makes appropriate changes based on ABGs for both pediatric and adult ventilators. Performs bedside PFTs. Maintains current ABG competencies. Must be able to perform a complete respiratory assessment and make recommendations/changes based on the assessment, as allowed by protocols and hospital/department policies.
  • COMMUNICATION/COLLABORATION: Communicates patient’s status to health care team. Collaborates with the patient, family and members of the health care team; develops, implements, and monitors an individualized plan of care which reflects a standard of care based on best practices and evidence-based medicine. Actively engages in positive communication, feedback and on-going development of self and team. Takes an active role in building and maintaining an environment that fosters open communication, patient and family centered care and healthy collegial relationships. Demonstrates adaptive/timely communication based on individual patient/family needs.
  • DOCUMENTATION: Competent in the input and retrieval of information within the various forms of written and electronic documentation. Legibly documents patient care activities and information in an accurate, concise and timely manner and follows all hospital and department requirements. Enters billing and charge information completely and accurately.
  • SAFETY/TRAINING: Consistently demonstrates and promotes safe patient care practices: (i.e., hand-washing, positive patient identification, communication, reduction of infection risks and inclusion of patients/families concerns and access to health care team.) Provides safe quality care in an efficient, cost effective manner. Follows proper procedures and utilizes safety equipment appropriate for job. Follows all policies and regulations related to employee and patient safety. Remains current with Annual Safety Update and Blood-Borne Pathogens annual training. Reports any unsafe condition or accident/injury immediately to the Charge Therapist, Supervisor or Manager and if on unit to the charge nurse.
  • DEPARTMENT QI: Participates in department QI Program by collecting and/or compiling data, composing reports, and offering suggestions on ways to improve respiratory service. Participates as an active member of improvement teams.
  • RESPIRATORY/PHARMACOLOGY: Dispenses prescribed Respiratory Therapy medications and consults with staff physicians regarding orders related to Respiratory Therapy services. Has knowledge of adverse reactions and contradictions to all modes of respiratory therapy and is able to initiate immediate corrective action. Ensures patient safety by following all procedures related to the safe and effective delivery of medication. Reports any medication error through the hospital’s reporting system.

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • S. Diploma or GED Or equivalent educ/experience
  • Must be credentialed by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) as a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) or a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
  • In addition to CRT or RRT, Respiratory Therapists performing in the Pulmonary Function Lab must also be certified or registered as a Pulmonary Function Technologist (CPFT, RPFT) through the NBRC or eligible to participate in the next available certification examination
  • Those obtaining NBRC credentials after July 1, 2002, must provide proof of credential renewal every five (5) years
  • Must have and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) certifications
  • Newly hired Therapists who do not have these current certifications have one month (1) from hire for BLS and eight (8) months from hire for ACLS and PALS to obtain

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Associate’s Degree in Respiratory Care.
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
  • 1 year clinical experience as Respiratory Therapist

**For more information and to apply please visit https://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/anchorage-ak/respiratory-therapist-i-10k-sign-on-bonus-and-relocation-assistance-for-eligible-candidates/1A20604CD977462DB15ACD2FF6158918/job/

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