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Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency Respiratory Therapist Senior - $5k Sign on Bonus in Minneapolis, Minnesota

SUMMARY We are currently seeking a Sr. Respiratory Therapist to join our Respiratory Care Team. This position is part time with benefits, 72 hours per pay period, day shift, every 3rd weekend, 12 hour shifts.

*$5,000 sign on bonus

Under medical direction, assesses and administers respiratory care. Provides work direction and instruction to respiratory care practitioners.

Required COVID-19 Vaccinations for Employees

Hennepin Healthcare will begin requiring employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This includes all employees, volunteers, students, and contracted staff, with limited exemptions for medical or religious reasons.

RESPONSIBILITIES * Respond to cardiopulmonary emergencies and assists in establishing/ maintaining a patent airway including care for the potential effects of an artificial airway * Coordinate work assignments and serves as a resource to staff in the absence of the Supervisor * Cover the specialized needs of the Pediatric and Newborn Intensive Care units * Serve as a resource person for respiratory care practitioners, students and medical personnel regarding department procedures and policies * Provides manual ventilation and airway management under the direction of a physician * Provides mechanical ventilatory support and monitoring in the intensive care units and during patient transports * Initiates, monitors and makes recommendations regarding respiratory care procedures * Records actions and observations on patient care delivery in the EHR * Operates and maintains all respiratory care equipment * Performs diagnostic procedures such as apnea testing, spirometry, and sputum induction * Assists with staff orientation and competency development * Instructs, monitors, and provides feedback to students * Incorporates safety, infection control and quality improvement guidelines into the environment of care * Responsible for the safe and effective administration of medically prescribed medications, knowing their indications and contraindications * Knows and follows the indications and contraindications for administering therapeutic modalities * Monitors and troubleshoots oxygen administration as requested * Assures the proper and safe use of medical gas cylinders (oxygen, heliox, nitric oxide) * Performs bedside PFT testing. May perform testing in PFT lab following adequate training and/or orientation * Performs arterial punctures using radial and brachial sites * Be a member of the "code team" responding to arrest situations. As part of the team may be expected to perform CPR (compression) * Must be certified in CPR procedures bi-annually * Responds to Rapid Response Team calls * Responsible for the set up, safety check, monitoring, adjustments to, and troubleshooting of mechanical ventilators * Responsible for the set up and administration of CPAP and non-invasive ventilation * Report patient progress, and anticipated changes in patient care to the next shift * Proper documentation in department records. Participates in staff meetings, attends lectures, conferences and seminars * Assists with bedside bronchoscopies in ventilated/non-ventilated patients

QUALIFICATIONS Minimum Qualifications: * Completion of a two or four year Respiratory Care program approved by the Commission on the accreditation of Respiratory Care (CoARC)

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  • Two years of experience as a respiratory care practitioner, at least one of which have been in NBICU or critical/intensive care units)
  • Licensed with the State of Minnesota as a Registered Respiratory Care Practitioner

Title: Respiratory Therapist Senior - $5k Sign on Bonus

Location: MN-Minneapolis-Downtown Campus

Requisition ID: 212040

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