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RRT Registered Respiratory Therapist

Company: Banner Health
Location: Wheatland
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Job Description:

Primary City/State:Wheatland, WyomingDepartment Name: Respiratory Thrpy-HospWork Shift: DayJob Category:Clinical Care**$15,000 Sign On Bonus Available**Good health care is key to a good life. At Banner Health, we understand that, and that's why we work hard every day to make a difference in people's lives. Do you like the idea of making a positive change in people's lives - and your own? If so, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.Bring your passion for respiratory therapy to Platte County Memorial Hospital in Wheatland, Wyoming! We are a close working group of RRTs that work well to achieve a great work-life balance. Our Wheatland, WY community is easy to work with and within a close distance to Cheyenne, Wyoming's capital.-- There are also a lot of outdoor activities available in our community.--As a Registered Respiratory Therapist at Platte County Memorial Hospital, you can help with providing respiratory care to patients that range from premature infants with underdeveloped lungs to the lung concerns of the elderly. Our respiratory therapists complete both inpatient and outpatient therapies, assisting with emergency room, medical/surgical, surgery, and Family Birthing areas. Our team provides emergency care to patients suffering from heart attacks, drowning, trauma or shock as well as working with outpatients for EKGs, PFT, and stress tests.--Currently, we do not keep ventilated patients at our facility. Platte County Memorial Hospital is a small facility, which enables our RRTs to utilize a lot of their training.--This is a full-time position, working 11-hour day shifts (6 am to 5 pm), nights (on-call), as well as rotating weekends and holidays. We offer flexibility with scheduling and our team self-schedules working together to ensure all needs met. If you're wanting to join the respiratory therapy team at this close knit hospital providing a wide range of care, this role is for you - apply today!Platte County Memorial Hospital offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient services, including an Outpatient Clinic which brings in more than 20 of the region's top physicians in nine different medical specialties to help care for southeast Wyoming residents. A $16 million renovation created a new inpatient wing, surgical suite, and diagnostic imaging departments while making enhancements to the emergency department and laboratory. In Wheatland, Wyoming, you'll enjoy a quality lifestyle in a close-knit community that is located just 70 miles north of Wyoming's capital city of Cheyenne. You'll experience a wealth of recreational opportunities in southern Wyoming, including many lakes and the nearby Laramie Peak and Medicine Bow National Forest areas. We are also an easy drive from all of the recreational and cultural activities available in Colorado's Rocky Mountains and the city of Denver.POSITION SUMMARYThis position independently provides respiratory care, pulmonary and cardiology diagnostic testing to patients in a variety of health care settings.CORE FUNCTIONS1. Performs all basic modalities of respiratory care as prescribed by physicians and/or licensed independent practitioners in accordance with established department/hospital policies and procedures.2. Applies and manages mechanical ventilators in collaboration with physicians and/or licensed independent practitioners, recommending adjustments to improve clinical condition, patient comfort and to expedite the weaning process.3. Assembles, disassembles, operates, maintains, troubleshoots, cleans and performs adjustments in the applications of durable medical equipment and circuitry used in the delivery of respiratory care as prescribed in accordance with established department/hospital policies and procedures.4. Performs pulmonary and cardiology diagnostic testing as prescribed in accordance with established department/hospital policies and procedures.5. Performs patient assessments and evaluates patient response to care provided, making recommendations to physicians regarding the plan of care, appropriate use of respiratory therapy and modification of therapy as clinical condition changes. Documents therapy provided in an accurate and complete manner in accordance with established department/hospital policies and procedures.6. Communicates and collaborates with resource staff in formulating care plans, recommendations for change in therapy and identification/resolution of problems.7. May supervise department staff.8. Independently provides respiratory care, pulmonary and cardiology diagnostic testing to patients in a variety of health care settings. May be assigned to a variety of areas throughout the system where respiratory care is needed. Internal customers: All levels of nursing management and staff, medical staff, and all other members of the interdisciplinary health care team. External Customers: Physicians and their office staff, payers, community agencies and regulatory agencies.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSAssociate or technical degree.Proof of having passed the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT). RRT required for all new hires to the position after October 1, 2015. Incumbents in the position as of October 1, 2015 must possess their RRT by October 1, 2017. A current license in state practiced as required by state law. In the state of Nevada, all incumbents must have their Blood Gas Technologist certification. Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) required. In Home Care setting, must posses valid drivers license and be eligible for coverage under the company auto insurance policy. Employees working for Banner Home Care/Hospice must possess an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the card for the duration of their employment.Must be knowledgeable of clinical techniques, applications and equipment as typically obtained through one year of clinical experience. Must possess highly effective human relation skills necessary to interface with patients, families, staff and other healthcare personnel.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSAdditional related education and/or experience preferred.

Keywords: Banner Health, Fort Collins , RRT Registered Respiratory Therapist, Healthcare , Wheatland, Colorado

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