Fairview Health Services Respiratory Therapist in St. Paul, Minnesota

Overview

Administers respiratory therapeutic procedures. Implements therapy as prescribed by physician, communicates patient condition and offers recommendations to physicians and other health care professionals.

Responsibilities/Job Description

  • Maintains knowledge of, and complies with, all relevant laws, regulations, policies, procedures and standards

  • Actively participates in creating and implementing improvements

  • Initiates and monitors ventilator support including equipment monitoring; documents and reports patient condition or equipment setting changes to physicians and other healthcare professionals

  • Schedules and performs diagnostic testing of the respiratory and circulatory systems to assist physicians in assessing patient conditions

  • Performs preventive maintenance and safety testing of equipment and reports issues as appropriate. Preps equipment and verifies correct functions prior to use

  • Participates in departmental billing process to accurately reflect services provided to patients for reimbursement

Qualifications

Required:

  • Associate's degree

  • Licensed Respiratory Therapist (LRT) through MN Board of Medical Practice

  • Either Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) or Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) through National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)

  • Basic Life Support (BLS)

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) through American Heart Association

Preferred:

  • 1 to 3 years experience

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Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Joined by HealthEast in June 2017, Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 12 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota.

Its broad continuum also includes 56 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.

EEO/AA Employer/Vet/DisabledAll qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status.

Requisition ID 2018-22770

Profession Clinical/Direct Patient Care (non-nursing/allied Health)

Speciality Respiratory Care

Location Bethesda Hospital

Shift evening/night

Hours per 2 weeks 56

Department Respiratory Therapy