Providence Health & Services Respiratory Therapist I in Anchorage, Alaska
Providence is calling a Respiratory Therapist I (Respiratory Therapy, Variables, 0.9 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:
Perform mechanical ventilation set-ups, monitoring, assessment of equipment/patient interfaces, and makes appropriate changes based on ABGs for both pediatric and adult ventilators.
Communicate patient’s status to health care team.
Competent in the input and retrieval of information within the various forms of written and electronic documentation.
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.)
Participate in department QI Program by collecting and/or compiling data, composing reports, and offering suggestions on ways to improve respiratory service.
Dispense prescribed Respiratory Therapy medications and consults with staff physicians regarding orders related to Respiratory Therapy services.
Required qualifications for this position include:
High school Diploma or equivalent or equivalent education/experience
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.
Must have and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) certifications.\
Those obtaining NBRC credentials after July 1, 2002, must provide proof of credential renewal every five (5) years.
Newly hired Therapists must have the following certifications
Basic Life Support (BLS) within 1 month upon hire
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) within 8 months upon hire
Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) within 8 months upon hire
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
Associate's Degree in Respiratory Care
1 year clinical experience as Respiratory Therapist
Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
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.
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Job Category: Respiratory Therapists
Req ID: 267519