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Children's Hospital Colorado Respiratory Therapist New Grad in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Job ID68960LocationColorado SpringsFull/Part TimeFull-TimeRegular/TemporaryRegularWhy Work at Children's....Here, it's different. Come join us.Children's Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs is a top-ranked hospitallocated in a top-ranked city.With a regional team of more than 1,000 team members, Children'sColorado has been present in southern Colorado since 2001 and now has teammembers at five locations providing outpatient specialty care, emergencycare, inpatient care and therapy care. Children's Hospital Colorado,Colorado Springs is the first pediatric-only hospital in the region andincludes the region's only emergency department and operating rooms builtjust for kids and served by pediatric experts who have dedicated their livesto treating kids - and only kids - and who are directly linked to one of thecountry's leading pediatric academic medical centers.This opportunity gives you the ability to lead a diverse team of pediatricexperts at one of the top-ranked children's hospitals in the nation,according to US News and World Report, while living and being a part of acommunity that ranks "#1 Most Desirable Place to Live in the U.S.,"according to the US News and World Report.A career at Children's Colorado will challenge you, inspire you andmotivate you to make a difference in the life of a child.Learn about Children's Colorado and our culture:Find out more about living and working in Colorado Springs:Additional InformationDepartment: CSH Respiratory CareHours per week: 36, eligible for benefitsShift: 72 hours per pay period, Weekends, nights, and holidays are allexpected.Job OverviewThe Respiratory Therapist (RT) New Grad provides family-centered care asdemonstrated by recognizing the patient, family and/or designee as a fullpartner in providing compassionate and coordinated care based on respect forpatient's preferences, values, and needs. The RT New Grad provideshealthcare related education to patients and families; and functionseffectively within respiratory and inter-professional teams, fostering opencommunication, mutual respect, teamwork, and shared decision-making toachieve quality patient care.ResponsibilitiesPOPULATION SPECIFIC CARENeonate - 30 days to 1yrToddlers - >1yr to 3yrsPre-Schoolers - >3yrs to 5yrsSchool age - >5yrs to 13yrsAdolescent - >13yrs to 18yrsAdult - >18yrs to 65yrsESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSAn employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of thefollowing essential functions. These examples do not include all of thefunctions which the employee may be expected to perform.Develops competencies and trains to function independently inMedical/Surgical Areas.Utilizes and documents the respiratory process to provide developmentallyappropriate, culturally sensitive, evidence based care.Identifies changes in patient outcomes in the provision of care.Guides care by clinical care guidelines, policies, and standards of carein at least one patient care unit.Elicits patient values, preferences and expressed needs as part ofimplementation of care plan, evaluation of care and assessment of patient.Initiates and coordinates individualized care and education forpatients/families across the continuum using an interdisciplinary approach.Functions competently within own scope of practice as a member of theinterdisciplinary team.Integrates best current evidence with clinical knowledge and patient/familypreferences and values for delivery of optimal health care.Uses data to monitor the outcomes of care processes and use improvementmethods to design and test changes to continuously improve the quality andsafety of health care systems.Minimizes risk of harm to patients and providers through both systemeffectiveness and individual performance.Uses information and technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigateerror, and support decision-making.Other InformationSCOPE & LEVELGuidelines: Trains in the field and assists higher level personnel toacquire learning through practical experience and works to develop ful