Providence is calling a Respiratory Therapist I (Respiratory Therapy, Night Shift, 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.
$10,000 hiring bonus for eligible external hires that meet required qualifications and conditions for payment.
In this position you will:
TECHNICAL EXPERTISE: Performs mechanical ventilation set-ups, monitoring, assessment of equipment/patient interfaces, and makes appropriate changes based on ABGs for both pediatric and adult ventilators. Performs bedside PFTs. Maintains 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: Communicates patient’s status to health care team. Collaborates with the patient, family and members of the health care team; develops, implements, and monitors an individualized plan of care which reflects a standard of care based on best practices and evidence-based medicine. Actively engages in positive communication, feedback and on-going development of self and team. Takes an active role in building and maintaining an environment that fosters open communication, patient and family centered care and healthy collegial relationships. Demonstrates 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 documents patient care activities and information in an accurate, concise and timely manner and follows all hospital and department requirements. Enters billing and charge information completely and accurately.
SAFETY/TRAINING: Consistently demonstrates and promotes 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: Participates in department QI Program by collecting and/or compiling data, composing reports, and offering suggestions on ways to improve respiratory service. Participates as an active member of improvement teams.
RESPIRATORY/PHARMACOLOGY: Dispenses 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:
Must be credentialed by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) as a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) or a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT).
Those obtaining NBRC credentials after July 1, 2002, must provide proof of credential renewal every five (5) years.
Respiratory Therapists must have and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP) certifications.
New hires have one month to obtain BLS and eight (8) months from the date of hire to obtain PALS and NRP certifications
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
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!
At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of “Know me, care for me, ease my way.” Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we’ll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.
About the Team
Providence has a long history of serving Alaska, beginning when the Sisters of Providence first brought health care to Nome in 1902 during the Gold Rush. This pioneering spirit set the standard for modern health care in Alaska and formed the foundation for Providence's growth as the state's largest private employer and leading health care provider.
Our award-winning and comprehensive medical centers are located in Anchorage, Eagle River, Kodiak Island, Mat-Su, Seward, and Valdez. Our not-for-profit network also provides a full spectrum of care with leading-edge diagnostics and treatment, outpatient health centers, physician groups and clinics, outreach programs, and hospice and home care.
We are committed to the principle that every workforce member has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment.
We are committed to cultural diversity and equal employment for all individuals. It is our policy to recruit, hire, promote, compensate, transfer, train, retain, terminate, and make all other employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin (including certain language use restrictions), ancestry, disability (mental and physical including HIV and AIDS), medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status, age, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, and military and veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status. We will also provide reasonable accommodation to known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified caregiver or applicant for employment, unless the accommodation would impose undue hardship on the operation of our business.
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Requsition ID: 104075
Company: Providence Jobs
Job Category: Respiratory Care
Job Function: Clinical Care
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Shift: Night
Career Track: Clinical Professional
Department: 1017 AK PAMC RESP THERAPY
Address: AK Anchorage 3200 Providence Dr
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.