Providence is calling a Respiratory Therapist I - 0 FTE to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska.
We are seeking a Respiratory Therapist I to provide services to patients at PAMC as prescribed by physicians in conjunction with established policies, procedures, protocols and guidelines. Be responsible for the assessing the patient's respiratory status and recommending appropriate therapies. Implement therapies and evaluates patient response to therapeutic interventions.
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
Must be credentialed by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) as a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) or a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT).
Must have and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) certifications.
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
Associates Degree in Respiratory Care
One 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.
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