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Respiratory Therapist

Requisition #

58709BR

Physical Location

Hastings, Minnesota

Posted Date

16-Jun-2020

Schedule Type

Part-Time

Dept. Name

Respiratory Therapy

Hours Per Week

24

Contract

Noncontract

Introduction

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 16 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

Regina Hospital, located in Hastings, Minn., provides health care services including primary care, internal medicine, general surgery, orthopedics, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, emergency medicine, inpatient geriatric mental health, urology and occupational medicine. The Hastings campus also includes senior living facilities, two Allina Health clinics and a surgery center.

Responsibilities

Req ID: 58709
  • Respiratory asssessment and therapeutic intervention: SVN, MDI, airway clearance techniques, lung expansion techniques, NPPV, deep breathing and effective cough techniques, ETT/trach tube management, nasopharyngeal suctioning, nasotracheal suctioning, suctioning of tracheostomy and airway management
  • Critical care management/monitoring of mechanical ventilation: invasive and non-invasive ventilation, ventilation during transport with transport ventilator and/or MRI ventilator, manual resuscitation, suctioning of ET tube or tracheostomy, weaning assessment with documentation of Wean Me protocol, respiratory mechanics, wave form analysis, non-traditional modes and techniques, Nitric Oxide, rapid response and Dr. Blue Team participation

  • Patient and employee safety: demonstrates understanding of their role in developing and maintaining an environment that is safe for patients, visitors and employees

  • Patient and family education for disease management: inhaler techniques, peak flow monitoring, and tobacco cessation

  • Diagnostic testing and analysis: bedside spirometry, bronchoscopy assist (when needed), ABG puncture and analysis for iSTAT, nocturnal sleep studies, desaturation assessments, capnography, apnea testing, weaning parameters

  • Documentation

  • Coordination of care

Education

  • Graduate of an AMA approved Respiratory Care Program inclusive of a critical care rotation

Qualification/Skills

Experience

  • 1 year of previous critical care experience preferred, will consider new graduate

Skills

  • The incumbent must possess the ability to organize large workloads and work well under stress
  • Must possess the ability to assess patients and make appropriate interventions, and apply critical thinking
  • Effective communication and time management skills required

Licensure/Certifications

  • Current licensure status with the MN Board of Medical Practice
  • Credentialed by the NBRC as CRT or RRT (preferred)
  • RRT credential required for all RTs hired after 1/1/11
  • Current BLS certification
  • ACLS certification - required for all RTs hired after 1/1/12

Work Schedule

  • 24 hours a week
  • Straight day shift with every other weekend day shifts.

Location/Community Information

A scenic rivertown steeped in tradition, Hastings features the rugged and colorful scenery of the Mississippi, St. Croix, and Vermillion Rivers, many historic buildings, a mix of shopping facilities, restaurants, and industry & community festivities. The city's charming downtown is an interesting collection of restaurants, shops, and third-generation stores. Within the city limits are 8 city parks, 14 neighborhood parks, and boat access ramps. Two ski slopes and six golf courses are nearby. The neighborhoods feature a blend of large, quaint, older homes complemented by newer housing that lends a suburban influence.

Hastings:

  • Located 20 miles Southeast of St. Paul
  • Population = 18,500
  • Service Area = 155,000

Community Resource Links:

Community Information School Digger

Explore Minnesota MN Dept of Education

Minneapolis St. Paul MagazineSt. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living MagazineStar Tribune


Closing

If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.


Requisition #

58709BR
Cardio / Resp / Sleep / Neuro