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Respiratory Therapist Traveler - Nights

Location: Highlands Ranch, CO, United States
Category: Professional/Management
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: 84709
Date Posted: Nov 9, 2022

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At UCHealth, we do things differently

We believe in something different: a focus on the individuality of every person. In big ways and small, we exist to improve the extraordinary lives of all those we serve. As Colorado's largest and most innovative health care system, we as a team deliver on the commitment to provide the best possible experience for our patients and their families. We foster a true human connection and give people the freedom to live extraordinary lives. A career at UCHealth is more than a job- It's a passion. 

LOCAL Traveler contracts available for those who reside within 75 miles

WAGE INCREASE! $45.00/hour! + travel package/stipend

Respiratory Therapist Traveler – Respiratory – Highlands Ranch Hospital

Our respiratory therapy department administers all respiratory medications, cares for all patients with airways and manages all patients on oxygen devices including high flow nasal cannulas, bipaps and ventilators. We respond to all emergencies in the ED, codes and rapid responses, assist with intubations, bronchoscopies and bedside tracheostomies. We assist in our women and children's unit including our NICU. We collaborate with nurses and physicians to provide excellent care to all our patients, provide education and assist with oxygen needs for discharge.

Shift- Nights

13 week assignments available now – extensions options

Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited Respiratory Therapy program
  • Registered as a Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).
  • DORA CO State licensure required
  • BLS, ACLS, NRP
  • BLS and ACLS through the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer with card in-hand before start date. All life support certification cards must be issued by either the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer. (American Red Cross for the Professional Rescuer is only good upon hire and all renewals will need to be through an American Heart Association sanctioned course.)

Job Duties:

  • Delivers and assesses response to ordered therapy per plan of care. Monitors, records, and communicates patient condition as appropriate.
  • Evaluates respiratory care policies and procedures based on patient outcomes, current research, and best practices. Responds to codes and calls for emergent assistance.
  • Assesses patient condition and delivers appropriate treatment utilizing appropriate protocols.
  • Educates the patient and family about the patient's illness and provides information about community resources
  • Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a fast paced environment, and take appropriate action. Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required. 

Due to Point of Care Testing duties associated with this position, upon hire, a copy of highest level of education (diploma, degree, or transcripts) would be required to present to the hiring manager. If this is available to you at this time, please attach it with your resume in one document.

As a UCHealth RN Traveler, you will enjoy living and working in one of the most naturally beautiful states in the country. Spectacular wide open landscapes, incredible blue skies, clear mountain streams and, of course, the majestic Rocky Mountains. To be considered as a UCHealth Traveler you must NOT be a current employee. Our UCHealth RN Travelers also reap the rewards and benefits of travel nursing. 

Going beyond quality requires the perfect balance of talent, integrity, drive and intellectual curiosity. We are looking for individuals who recognize, like us, that the world of medicine is ever-changing and are motivated to do what is right, not what is easy. We support creativity and curiosity so that each of us can find the extraordinary qualities within ourselves. At UCHealth, we'll do everything in our power to make sure you grow and have a meaningful career. There's no limits to your potential here.

Be Extraordinary. Join Us Today!

UCHealth recognizes and appreciates the rich array of talents and perspectives that equal employment and diversity can offer our institution. As an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, UCHealth is committed to making all employment decisions based on valid requirements. No applicant shall be discriminated against in any terms, conditions or privileges of employment or otherwise be discriminated against because of the individual's race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, genetic information or veteran status. UCHealth does not discriminate against any "qualified applicant with a disability" as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make reasonable accommodations, when they do not impose an undue hardship on the organization.

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