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Respiratory Therapist

Requisition #

51184BR

Physical Location

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Posted Date

10-Jan-2019

Dept. Name

Respiratory Therapy

Hours Per Week

34

Contract

UHI ADIT Residual Workers

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.

United Hospital, located in downtown St. Paul, Minn., is the largest hospital in the Twin Cities east metro area, providing innovative services and programs, such as the Nasseff Heart Center, United Heart; Vascular Clinic and Vascular Center; neuroscience care through the John Nasseff Neuroscience Institute for the treatment of brain aneurisms, Bentson Family Foundation Neurological Intensive Care Unit, Brain Tumor Center and the Nasseff Neuroscience Center; as well as psychiatry, womens health, surgical, rehabilitation and emergency services. With 2,949 employees, more than 1,000 physicians and 546 licensed beds, United Hospital provides a full range of health care services to 200,000 inpatients and outpatients each year.

Responsibilities

Req ID: 51184
  • Provides assessment, treatment, and diagnostic evaluation of of patient with cardiopulmonary deficiencies and/or abnormalities.
  • Performs diagnostic procedures to support treatment and care of the patient.
  • Utilizes therapist driven protocol to assesses and treat patients under supervision of physician.

Education

  • Graduate of AMA approved program for Respiratory Care.
  • CRT is required for hire, RRT preferred. RRT is required within one year of hire.
  • Licensure by Minnesota Board of Medical Practice is required.
  • ACLS certification is required within one year of hire.

Qualification/Skills

Experience

  • One to two years previous critical care experience preferred

Skills

  • Ability to work with patients form adolescents to adults
  • Demonstrate good communication skills and customer rapport
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of team
  • Possess the ability to prioritize tasks under fluctuating workloads and crisis and apply good organizational and critical thinking skills
  • Display extensive knowledge of Human Anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, microbiology of the cardiopulmonary system with application through patient assessment and therapeutic interventions
  • Knowledge of general therapeutic modalities and technology as well as ventilator management is necessary
  • Experience in ABG puncture/analysis
  • Additional ability to deal with difficult patients and obtain maximum effort when performing pulmonary function
  • Can speak, write, understand and communicate in English

Work Schedule

  • 34 hours per week or 68 hours in a pay period.
  • May be scheduled a combination of evening and nights (8 or 12 hour) during the week. Weekend rotation is every other weekend 12 hour night shifts (Friday-Sunday).
  • Holiday rotation required; will be determined upon hire.
  • ADIT contract.

Location/Community Information

With beautiful natural settings along the Mississippi River, St. Paul embodies a large ethnically diverse population with restaurants, cultural entertainment, and shopping venues for everyone. Downtown St. Paul features a number of historic buildings including the State Capitol, the Fitzgerald Theater, the Landmark Center, the St. Paul Hotel, and breathtaking views of the Mississippi River. The city is also home to the Science Museum of MN, the Xcel Energy Center (home of the MN Wild hockey team), and the MN History Center. St. Paul offers many private, alternative, and public school options from elementary through college and a wide array of housing options from old historic homes to new construction. The Twin Cities is consistently ranked near the top of Fortune's list of best cities in the world for work and family. A healthy business climate, opportunities for employment, good transportation, and an entrepreneurial environment are amongst the contributing factors.

  • Located in St. Paul
  • Population = 287,000
  • Service Area = 1,600,000

Community Resource Links:

Community Information School Digger

Explore Minnesota MN Dept of Education

Minneapolis St. Paul MagazineSt. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living Magazine

Star 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 #

51184BR
Cardio / Resp / Sleep / Neuro