Under minimal supervision, administers safe and competent respiratory care as ordered by a physician, with emphasis in critical care areas. Monitors mechanical ventilation, administers medications and performs patient assessment. Understands ramifications of hemodynamic monitoring, arterial blood gas analysis, and other complex physiologic data.
Graduation from an AMA approved School for Registration in Respiratory Care, passing score on the NBRC examination for Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) at the time of application.
Preferably, four years experience as a Respiratory Therapist.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge of Respiratory Care standards and guidelines used to perform essential functions of the job. Excellent working knowledge of Respiratory Care instruments and equipment Understand and institute advanced modes of ventilation as ordered by physician or per protocol Excellent communication skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, hospital staff and coworkers. Skill to properly use ventilators, monitoring equipment, oxygen-respiratory equipment and other clinic tools. Ability to deliver medical gases, set up and maintain the device and ensure appropriate humidification levels.
Must posses and maintain current License to Practice Respiratory Therapy in the State of Colorado. Must be BLS certified.
All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.
Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado's primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.
Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.
We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
"Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class."
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