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Catholic Health Initiatives Respiratory Therapist in Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky

Respiratory Therapist

CHI Saint Joseph Health SystemLexington-Fayette, Kentucky

Requisition ID 2021-172306 Employment Type Full Time Department Respiratory Therapy Hours/Pay Period 72 Shift Night Standard Hours 7:00PM - 7:00AM Remote No

Overview

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

Responsibilities

Up to $15,000 sign-on bonus. Assists physicians, nurses and other hospital personnel in caring for diagnosing, and treating patients with cardiopulmonary deficiencies and abnormalities by applying therapeutic, preventive, and diagnostic procedures.

ESSENTIAL KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Administers treatments and medications which promote pulmonary hygiene, improve pulmonary function, and improve respiratory status.

  2. Evaluates and ensures proper maintenance of airways and patient ventilation.

  3. Implements oxygen, gas, and humidity therapy. Maintains oxygen and humidity devices and emergency equipment.

  4. Performs oximetry, safely obtains blood samples, and performs blood gas analysis; verifies accuracy of results.

  5. Performs preoperative assessments of patients’ respiratory status; provides instruction on prevention of postoperative complications.

  6. Sets up, monitors, and maintains invasive and noninvasive ventilatory and oxygenation devices; recognizes and corrects malfunctions or inappropriate settings.

  7. Participates in resuscitation efforts and other emergency medical treatments (based upon level of training).

  8. Demonstrates competent and safe procedures in obtaining and handling sputum specimens.

  9. Stocks supplies, assembles crash boxes, prepares ventilators and other equipment for immediate use; maintains a neat and orderly work area.

  10. Other duties as assigned by management.

Qualifications

Required Education

  • At a minimum, the incumbent shall have received the equivalent of an Associate’s Degree in Cardiopulmonary Services or Respiratory Care from an accredited respiratory therapy educational program.

Required Licensure and Certifications

  • The incumbent shall be distinguished as a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC); such distinction shall be kept current (if applicable). Additionally, the incumbent shall hold an active license as a Respiratory Care Practitioner from the Kentucky Board of Respiratory Care. The incumbent shall hold a current certificate from the American Heart Association (AHA) in Basic Life Support or Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers. It is desired that the incumbent hold a current certificate from the AHA in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. If the incumbent functions within the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, he/she shall hold a current certificate from the AHA/American Academy of Pediatrics as a Neonatal Resuscitation Program Provider.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • The incumbent shall be skilled in interpersonal communication to the level that is required to effectively interact with patients, visitors and members of the healthcare team. The incumbent shall possess critical thinking skills adequate to evaluate patient conditions and recommend appropriate intervention (or to seek assistance when necessary). The incumbent shall display time management skills that are sufficient to organize scheduled tasks in a manner that ensures delivery of high quality respiratory care. At a minimum, the incumbent shall communicate in English at the twelfth grade level. The incumbent shall possess basic rationale in communicating therapeutic needs with patients, visitors and members of the healthcare team. The incumbent shall possess working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and basic understanding of electronic health record systems.

PREFERRED Qualifications

  • No prior experience in respiratory care is required; at least one year of experience in respiratory critical care is preferred.

Equal Opportunity

CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to

a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for

employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender

identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status,

ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected

by law. For more information about your EEO rights as an applicant,

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CommonSpirit Health™ will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).

External hires must pass a post-offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

CommonSpirit Health™ participates in E-Verify.

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