Providence Respiratory Therapist I - *On-Call* in Anchorage, Alaska
Providence is calling a Respiratory Therapist I ( Respiratory Therapy , Variable Shift, 0.0 FTE) to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
In this position you will:
TECHNICAL EXPERTISE: Perform mechanical ventilation set-ups, monitoring, assessment of equipment/patient interfaces, and makes appropriate changes based on ABGs for both pediatric and adult ventilators. Perform bedside PFTs. Maintain current ABG competencies. Must be able to perform a complete respiratory assessment and make recommendations/changes based on the assessment, as allowed by protocols and hospital/department policies.
COMMUNICATION/COLLABORATION: Communicate patient’s status to health care team. Collaborate with the patient, family and members of the health care team; develop, implement, and monitor an individualized plan of care which reflects a standard of care based on best practices and evidence-based medicine. Actively engage in positive communication, feedback and on-going development of self and team. Take an active role in building and maintaining an environment that fosters open communication, patient and family centered care and healthy collegial relationships. Demonstrate adaptive/timely communication based on individual patient/family needs.
DOCUMENTATION: Competent in the input and retrieval of information within the various forms of written and electronic documentation. Legibly document patient care activities and information in an accurate, concise and timely manner and follows all hospital and department requirements. Enterbilling and charge information completely and accurately.
SAFETY/TRAINING: Consistently demonstrate and promote safe patient care practices: (i.e., hand-washing, positive patient identification, communication, reduction of infection risks and inclusion of patients/families concerns and access to health care team.) Provides safe quality care in an efficient, cost effective manner. Follows proper procedures and utilizes safety equipment appropriate for job. Follows all policies and regulations related to employee and patient safety. Remains current with Annual Safety Update and Blood-Borne Pathogens annual training. Reports any unsafe condition or accident/injury immediately to the Charge Therapist, Supervisor or Manager and if on unit to the charge nurse.
DEPARTMENT QI: Participate in department QI Program by collecting and/or compiling data, composing reports, and offering suggestions on ways to improve respiratory service. Participate as an active member of improvement teams.
RESPIRATORY/PHARMACOLOGY: Dispense prescribed Respiratory Therapy medications and consults with staff physicians regarding orders related to Respiratory Therapy services. Has knowledge of adverse reactions and contradictions to all modes of respiratory therapy and is able to initiate immediate corrective action. Ensures patient safety by following all procedures related to the safe and effective delivery of medication. Reports any medication error through the hospital’s reporting system.
Required qualifications for this position include:
H.S. Diploma or GED Or equivalent educ/experience
Must be credentialed by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) as a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) or a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
In addition to CRT or RRT, Respiratory Therapists performing in the Pulmonary Function Lab must also be certified or registered as a Pulmonary Function Technologist (CPFT, RPFT) through the NBRC or eligible to participate in the next available certification examination
Those obtaining NBRC credentials after July 1, 2002, must provide proof of credential renewal every five (5) years
Must have and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) certifications
Newly hired Therapists who do not have these current certifications have one month (1) from hire for BLS and eight (8) months from hire for ACLS and PALS to obtain
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
Associate's Degree in Respiratory Care.
Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
1 year clinical experience as Respiratory Therapist
About Providence Alaska Medical Center
Providence Health & Services Alaska is among nation’s best employers for healthy lifestyles! The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Providence Alaska for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging our caregivers (employees) and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles. Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center with its Quality Achievement Award for high-quality care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. This is the highest honor awarded by Mountain-Pacific.
As the state’s largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center provides full-service, comprehensive care to all Alaskans, a role unmatched by any other in the state. Within our community, you will find top notch ski resorts, kayaking, and wildlife. Enjoying the outdoors is just one of many reasons to live in and explore Alaska!
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As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
Schedule: On Call
Job Category: Respiratory Therapists
Req ID: 279061