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Respiratory Therapist

Requisition #

55222BR

Physical Location

Plymouth, Minnesota

Posted Date

05-Jun-2019

Schedule Type

Part-Time

Dept. Name

WestHealth Emerg Dept

Hours Per Week

30

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 - WestHealth, located in Plymouth, Minn., provides outpatient health care services, including emergency and urgent care, same-day surgery, imaging, breast center, laboratory, pharmacy, and more than 50 family and specialty physician clinics on one campus.

Responsibilities

Req ID: 55222
  • 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, conscious sedation
  • Critical care management/monitoring of mechanical ventilation: invasive and non-invasive ventilation, ventilation during transport with transport ventilator, manual resuscitation, suctioning of ET tube or tracheostomy, STAB Team 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: bronchoscopy assist (when needed), ABG puncture and analysis, desaturation assessments, capnography, EKGs, glucose monitoring
  • Documentation
  • Coordination of care
  • Non-Respiratory interventions: arrival of patients in the EMR, rooming patients, cleaning patient rooms, general stocking and maintenance of department, discontinuation of IVs, visual acuity

Education

  • Graduate of an AMA approved Respiratory Care Program inclusive of a critical care rotation
  • Bachelor's degree preferred

Qualification/Skills

Experience

  • 1 year of previous critical care experience

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
  • Current BLS certification
  • Current ACLS certification
  • Current PALS certification. Certification may be obtained upon hire during orientation.

Work Schedule

12-hour Night Shifts. Every third weekend 12-hour night shift. Holiday rotation included.

Location/Community Information

For years, lots of people have thought life is good in Plymouth - and now a lot more people are in on the secret. When Money magazine unveiled its annual 2008 -2009 Best Places to Live list, Plymouth was ranked number one among the top 100 cities. Plymouth has built a reputation as a quality community in which to live and work. Its lakes and rolling terrain provide the backdrop for a blend of well-planned residential, business and commercial-industrial areas. Citizens and community leaders have placed a high priority on establishing a first-rate park system, interconnecting trails and diverse recreation facilities. As the community has matured, the City has worked with citizens to permanently preserve natural open-spaces, nurture the arts and protect the environment. Plymouth is one of the fastest growing communities in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Its strategic location, lakes, diverse housing stock and park system continue to attract new residents and businesses. Plymouth covers about 36 square miles.

Plymouth:

  • Located ten miles northwest of downtown Minneapolis
  • Population = 66,000

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 #

55222BR
Cardio / Resp / Sleep / Neuro