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Respiratory Therapist

Requisition #

67008BR

Physical Location

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Posted Date

04-Sep-2020

Schedule Type

Full-Time

Dept. Name

HOM Clinical Delivery

Hours Per Week

40

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: 67008
  • 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

Regular Shift: M-F, 11:30am - 8pm

On-Call: Overnight during the week, all day on the weekends. Could have up to 5 call days per month, weeknights and weekends included.

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 = 270,000
  • 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 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 #

67008BR
Cardio / Resp / Sleep / Neuro