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Respiratory Therapist

Requisition #

52106BR

Physical Location

New Ulm, Minnesota

Posted Date

07-Feb-2019

Dept. Name

HOM New Ulm

Hours Per Week

32

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.

Allina Health Home Oxygen & Medical Equipment (HOME) offers oxygen and medical equipment solutions to help keep patients safe, comfortable and independent in their own home. With headquarters located in St. Paul, Minn., services are provided in 42 Minnesota counties, western Wisconsin and northern Iowa 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Responsibilities

Req ID: 52106
  • 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

  • 32 hours/week
  • Day Shift
  • Noncontract

Location/Community Information

New Ulm is nestled just 90 miles southwest of the Twin Cities, in the heart of the Minnesota River Valley. The town is famous for its authentic German heritage, celebrated in festivals, historic monuments, attractions, shopping and many cultural events. Three school systems, complemented by numerous parks, safe neighborhoods and abundant recreational opportunities, make New Ulm an outstanding place both to live and work. 

New Ulm:

  • Located 90 miles southwest of the Twin Cities
  • Population = 13,210
  • Service Area = 40,000

Community Resource Links:

Allina Health-New Ulm

Community Information

New Ulm Journal

Explore Minnesota

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 #

52106BR
Cardio / Resp / Sleep / Neuro