Respiratory Practitioner II - Nights

HCA Thornton , CO 80229

Posted 3 weeks ago

Full-Time Nights

North Suburban Medical Center is a rapidly growing hospital that boasts the highest quality scores in the North Denver area. With locations in Thornton, Westminster and Arvada and a generation of caring for the community, North Suburban is known for providing trusted care, close to home. Quality Highlights

Named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission for

the third straight year - one of only two hospitals in Colorado to earn that

achievement. Crossed the three-year mark of achieving "all green" status for Core Measures, a set of quality indicators used by all U.S. hospitals to track high-quality patient care.

Honored by the March of Dimes for keeping babies safe after scheduling zero elective deliveries before 39 weeks in 2012 and 2013. Received Advanced Stroke Certification from The Joint Commission in 2012. Earned Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers

This position reflects advanced experience and expertise in the area of respiratory therapy. Staff functioning in this role will participate in direct patient care, staff & program development and professional initiatives. The Respiratory Practitioner II will demonstrate the following:

Knowledge and skills necessary to provide care for assigned patients. Each service area may require specialized skills and/or serve specific age categories, which may include infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.

Treatment in compliance with the Hospital and Respiratory Therapy Service Policies and Procedures.

Support of the Hospital and Department at all times and participates in the Department and Hospital Performance Improvement efforts.

Responsibility for maintaining and improving respiratory therapy knowledge and skills. Good judgment and the ability to function independently and posses evaluation and decision making skills.

Position Requirements:

A. Licensure/Certification/Registration:

Current Colorado State Respiratory License

Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)

Current BLS

Current ACLS

Current PALS

NRP required

Membership in professional organization (AARC, NBRC) preferred

B. Education:

Graduate of an American Medical Association approved Respiratory Therapy Program

C. Experience:

Minimum: 1 year acute / critical care experience or related experience

Preferred: 2-3 years acute / critical care experience or related experience

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