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UCHealth Respiratory Therapist Traveler - UCH in Aurora, Colorado

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We believe in something different: a focus on the individuality of every person. In big ways and small, we exist to improve the extraordinary lives of all those we serve. As Colorado's largest and most innovative health care system, we as a team deliver on the commitment to provide the best possible experience for our patients and their families. We foster a true human connection and give people the freedom to live extraordinary lives. A career at UCHealth is more than a job- It's a passion.

NEW WAGE INCREASE! $45.00/hour! + travel package/stipend.

Respiratory TherapistTraveler – Highlands Ranch Hospital, Highlands Ranch, CO

Our respiratory therapy department administers all respiratory medications, cares for all patients with airways and manages all patients on oxygen devices including high flow nasal cannulas, Bi-Paps and ventilators. We respond to all emergencies in the ED, codes and rapid responses, assist with intubations, bronchoscopies and bedside tracheostomies. We assist in our women and children's unit including our NICU. We collaborate with nurses and physicians to provide excellent care to all our patients, provide education and assist with oxygen needs for discharge.

Shift - Nights 18:30-07:00

13 week assignmentsavailable now – extension options


  • Graduate of an accreditedRespiratory Therapy program.

  • Bachelor's degree preferred

  • 1 year recent / current / likeexperience as a RRT Traveler

  • Registered as a RespiratoryTherapist (RRT) by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). Statelicensure if required by law.

  • BLS and ACLS

  • BLS and ACLSthroughthe American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for theProfessional Rescuer with card in-hand before start date. BLSand ACLS preferred card must be good through sixty days ofhire. All life support certification cards must be issued byeither the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR forthe Professional Rescuer. (American Red Cross for the Professional Rescueris only good upon hire and all renewals will need to be through anAmerican Heart Association sanctioned course.)

Job Duties:

  • Delivers and assesses response to ordered therapy perplan of care. Monitors, records, and communicates patient condition asappropriate.

  • Evaluates respiratory care policies and proceduresbased on patient outcomes, current research, and best practices. Respondsto codes and calls for emergent assistance.

  • Assesses patient condition and delivers appropriatetreatment utilizing appropriate protocols.

  • Educates the patient and family about the patient'sillness and provides information about community resources.

  • Within scope of job, requires criticalthinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimalsupervision. Must be able to work in a fast paced environment, and takeappropriate action. Follows Standard Precautions using personal protectiveequipment as required.

Due to Point of CareTesting duties associated with this position, upon hire, a copy of highestlevel of education (diploma, degree, or transcripts) would be required topresent to the hiring manager. If this is available to you at thistime, please attach it with your resume in one document.

This position's payrate is $45.00/hour + travel package/stipend.

As a UCHealth RN Traveler, you will enjoy living and working in one of the most naturally beautiful states in the country. Spectacular wide open landscapes, incredible blue skies, clear mountain streams and, of course, the majestic Rocky Mountains. To be considered as a UCHealth Traveler you must NOT be a current employee. Our UCHealth RN Travelers also reap the rewards and benefits of travel nursing.

Going beyond quality requires the perfect balance of talent, integrity, drive and intellectual curiosity. We are looking for individuals who recognize, like us, that the world of medicine is ever-changing and are motivated to do what is right, not what is easy. We support creativity and curiosity so that each of us can find the extraordinary qualities within ourselves. At UCHealth, we'll do everything in our power to make sure you grow and have a meaningful career. There's no limits to your potential here.

Be Extraordinary. Join Us Today!

UCHealth recognizes and appreciates the rich array of talents and perspectives that equal employment and diversity can offer our institution. As an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, UCHealth is committed to making all employment decisions based on valid requirements. No applicant shall be discriminated against in any terms, conditions or privileges of employment or otherwise be discriminated against because of the individual's race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, genetic information or veteran status. UCHealth does not discriminate against any "qualified applicant with a disability" as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make reasonable accommodations, when they do not impose an undue hardship on the organization.