Company: Children's Hospital Colorado
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: June 19, 2019
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With a regional team of more than 550 team members - including 45
providers across more than 20 medical specialties - Children's
Colorado has been present in southern Colorado since 2001 and now
has team members at four locations providing outpatient specialty
care, inpatient care, emergent care, therapy care and urgent care
services. Scheduled to open in early 2019, the new Children's
Hospital Colorado-Colorado Springs will be the first pediatric-only
hospital in the region. Once completed, it will be the most
comprehensive children's hospital between Denver, Dallas, Phoenix
and Kansas City and will include the region's only emergency
department and operating rooms built just for kids and served by
pediatric experts who have dedicated their lives to treating kids -
and only kids - and who will be directly linked to one of the
country's leading pediatric academic medical centers. A career at
Children's Colorado will challenge you, inspire you, and motivate
you to make a difference in the life of a child.
This exciting opportunity will not only give you the ability to
lead a diverse team of pediatric experts, you will also have the
chance to build and grow a successful team in a new hospital in one
of the most beautiful cities in the country!
Learn about Children's and our Culture:
Department: Mem Central Peds Resp Care
Hours per week: 36, eligible for benefits
The Respiratory Therapist (RT) provides family-centered care as
demonstrated by recognizing the patient, family and/or designee as
a full partner in providing compassionate and coordinated care
based on respect for patient's preferences, values, and needs. The
RT assumes an active role in clinical education of patients,
families and staff; and functions as a role model within
respiratory and inter-professional teams, fostering open
communication, mutual respect, teamwork, and shared decision-making
to achieve quality patient care.
POPULATION SPECIFIC CARE
- Neonate -
- Infancy - > 30 days to 1yr
- Toddlers - > 1yr to 3yrs
- Pre-Schoolers - > 3yrs to 5yrs
- School age - > 5yrs to 13yrs
- Adolescent - > 13yrs to 18yrs
- Adult - > 18yrs to 65yrs
An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of
the following essential functions. These examples do not include
all of the functions which the employee may be expected to
- Assesses and evaluates until delivery of patient and family
centered care, incorporating the respiratory process while
providing developmentally appropriate, culturally sensitive,
evidence-based care within a defined clinic environment
- In an Ambulatory setting, performs all Respiratory diagnostics
to include but not limited to Pulmonary Function Testing
(spirometry, lung volumes, helium-dilution, DLCO), Broncho
provocation-Exercise Induced and Methacholine Challenges), Impulse
oscillometry, Bronchoscopy Assist, Respiratory Education/care
- Role models and coaches patient and family care needs through
assessing changes in patient outcomes/clinic needs in the provision
of care, within scope of practice.
- Identifies and works to removes barriers in order to promote
communication and advocacy of patient values, preferences and
expressed needs as part of implementation of care plan, evaluation
of care and assessment of patient/family learning needs to the
- Collaborates with the interdisciplinary care team to coordinate
individualized care and education for patients/families.
- Follows departmental or organizational practices and procedures
that support effective teamwork.
- Participates in safety and quality of care projects and
disseminates and incorporates into team setting.
- Minimizes risk of harm to patients and providers through both
system effectiveness and individual performance.
- Integrates best current evidence with clinical knowledge and
patient/family preferences and values for delivery of optimal
- Identifies need for and/or participates in the development or
revision of organizational or departmental policies, procedures or
practice guidelines in comparison with evidence based clinical
- Communicates the standard of care practices from applicable
professional organization and/or association.
- Identifies gaps in best practice and participates in the
implementation of unit, division or organizational quality
improvement; and participates with the interdisciplinary team to
improve quality and safety outcomes.
- Analyzes information and technology of patient, unit or
organization outcomes to partner and foster communication, clinical
decision making, error prevention, and care coordination.
- Uses data to monitor the outcomes of care processes and use
improvement methods to design and test changes to continuously
improve the quality and safety of health care systems.
- Maintains membership of a respiratory or professional
healthcare organization as required to maintain credential.
- Participates in education by precepting and educating
orientees, students, peers.
SCOPE & LEVEL
- GUIDELINES: Guidelines are generally but not always clearly
applicable, requiring the employee to exercise judgment in
selecting the most pertinent guideline, interpret precedents, adapt
standard practices to differing situations, and recommend
alternative actions in situations without precedent.
- COMPLEXITY: Duties assigned are generally complex and may be of
substantial intricacy. Work assignment is performed within an
established framework under general instructions but requires
simultaneous coordination of assigned functions or projects in
various stages of completion.
- DECISION MAKING: Exercises judgment and discretion, and is
responsible for determining the time, place and sequence of the
- COMMUNICATIONS: Contacts with the public or employees where
explanatory or interpretive information is exchanged, defended, and
gathered and discretion and judgment are required within the
parameters of the job function.
- SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Performs work with minimal supervisory
oversight. Under general supervision, the employee receives
assignments and is expected to carry them through to completion
with substantial independence. Work is reviewed for adherence to
instructions, accuracy, completeness, and conformance to standard
practice or precedent. Recurring work clearly covered by guidelines
may or may not be reviewed.
- EDUCATION: Associate's degree in Respiratory Therapy or
Respiratory Care is required at the time of hire.
- EXPERIENCE: Minimum of one (1) year of pediatric experience
delivering respiratory therapy/care
- Certification as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by
the National Board of Respiratory
- Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers from the
American Heart Association
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) for Healthcare Providers
from the American Heart Association is required at the time of hire
if working in Medical/Surgical and/or Emergency Department
- Achievement and maintenance of a National Board for Respiratory
Care (NBRC) certification in Certified Pulmonary Function
Technologist or Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist if
working in an Ambulatory setting within one year of hire.
- LICENSURE(S): Licensure as a Respiratory Therapist in the state
Body Movement: Will frequently stand/walk up to 12 hours per day.
Will frequently use hands while keyboarding and writing. Will
frequently sit up to 2-4 hours per day while accessing computer,
talking on the telephone, and while attending meetings.
Back and Upper Body (lifting and carrying): Will occasionally
lift/force exerted up to 35 pounds/16 kilos.
Vision: Constantly uses sight in performance for daily job
Hearing: Constantly uses hearing in performance for daily job
Others: Able to assist or assume direct patient care as census
directly permits. Exposure to unsteady or falling patient: In the
course of transferring a patient, may encounter a patient who falls
or loses balance, causing employee to fall and/or bear the full
weight of a patient.
- Exposure: Exposure to blood/body fluid: Regular/Frequent.
- Exposure: Exposure to heights: Occasional.
- Exposure: Exposure to infectious diseases: Frequent.
- Exposure: Exposure to lung irritations: Occasional.
- Mental and Emotional Requirements: Independent
- Mental and Emotional Requirements: Makes decisions under
- Mental and Emotional Requirements: Manages stress
- Mental and Emotional Requirements: Works with others
Equal Employment Opportunity
It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal
opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related
factors. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other
status protected by law or regulation. Be aware that none of the
questions are intended to imply illegal preferences or
discrimination based on non-job-related information.
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