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Respiratory Therapist

Requisition #

50707BR

Physical Location

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Posted Date

21-Dec-2018

Dept. Name

Respiratory Care

Hours Per Week

28

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.

Abbott Northwestern Hospital, located in south Minneapolis, is the largest not-for-profit hospital in the Twin Cities and is recognized as an ANCC Magnet-designated hospital. It is known around the region and across the U.S. for its centers of excellence: cancer care through the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute; cardiovascular services in partnership with the Minneapolis Heart Institute; the Spine Institute; Neuroscience Institute; Orthopaedic Institute; perinatology, obstetrics and gynecology through WomenCare; physical rehabilitation through Courage Kenny Rehabilitation InstituteTM; and more. With 5,697 employees, 1,397 physicians and 633 beds, Abbott Northwestern Hospital cares for nearly 370,000 patients and their families each year from the Twin Cities area and throughout the Upper Midwest.

Responsibilities

Req ID: 50707
  • Respiratory assessment 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 in an acute care facility.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred.

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 an RRT
  • RRT credential required within 1 year of hire for all new grad RTs hired after 1/1/11
  • Current BLS certification
  • Current ACLS certification
  • Current PALS certification. Certification required within 1 year for all RTs hired after 1/1/17

Work Schedule

8-hour evening and night shifts. 8-hour Evening shifts every other weekend. Holiday rotation included.

RTs are required to cross-train to alternate Abbott Northwestern Hospital sites. 12-hour shifts at alternate sites may be required.

Location/Community Information

Minneapolis boasts being both cosmopolitan yet small enough that you can find a place to call home whether on a lake, golf course, or in an adjoining suburb. With the fast pace of activity there are professional sports, theater, or enough parks for a quiet walk. The area has numerous schools and colleges, both public or private, and enough teams for all weekend athletes to join.

  • Located in Minneapolis
  • Population = 380,000
  • Service Area = 2,882,245

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 #

50707BR
Cardio / Resp / Sleep / Neuro