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Respiratory Therapist

Company: CHI Health Saint Mary's
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U. S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U. S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


Job Summary / Purpose

This position contributes to the mission and vision of CHI Health by providing direct respiratory care in all patient care areas including general floors, critical care, and emergency room. Assess need, evaluate effectiveness of therapy and recommends changes in specific modes of therapy to the physician.

Essential Key Job Responsibilities

  • Provides direct patient care considering the patient's needs, which promotes a positive quality work environment in the provision of quality patient care.
  • In accordance with established policies, administers and monitors critical care procedures such as mechanical ventilation, physiological monitoring, and diagnostic procedures.
  • Performs assessment of the patient, determining needs related to therapy modality, frequency, and duration of the treatment regime ordered by the MD based on patient's age, cognitive and physician abilities, and/or developmental needs. Is responsible for the communication to the physician of pertinent patient evaluation data. Makes recommendations for changes in specific modes of therapy.
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned by management.
  • Authorized to make entries in the medical record, consistent with and limited to the scope of the job duties and any applicable licensure. Observes the response of the patients to therapy, evaluated and records in the patient's medical record. Immediately reports adverse reactions.
  • Provides instruction to patients, family, staff, and students about theory, therapy, and equipment used in Respiratory Therapy procedures and techniques, and documents such as required. Provides instruction and referral for Home Care patients and their families/care givers using language and materials appropriate for age, cognitive, and physical abilities, and/or developmental needs.
  • Assumes charge person responsibilities in the supervisor's absence. Assigns work load, based on staff's level of competency.
  • Participates in quality assurance. Provides educational support for staff and clients. Coordinates continuing education programs for staff. Effectively communicates to supervisor/patients/other staff pertinent patient information. Serves as a resource person for their staff members.
  • Demonstrates competence and provide for the cleaning, sterilization, assembly and maintenance of equipment and stocking of supplies in the department and the floors, as necessary and appropriate.
  • Provides complete hand-off report to on-coming personnel and takes a complete report from off-going personnel. Communicates a professional attitude with patient's visitors and other hospital personnel while assuring confidentiality of patient and other hospital information. Must have ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a diverse and multi-cultural environment.
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned by management.

  • Qualifications


  • Graduate of an AMA approved 2-4 year, college based program of Respiratory Therapy.

  • Licenses & Certifications:

  • Registration (RRT) by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)
  • Licensed by the State Nebraska with a Respiratory Care Practitioner license or Iowa Department of Health with a Respiratory Care Practitioner's license
  • Basic Life Suppor (BLS) from the American Heart Association required upon hire
  • ACLS or ACLS instructor certification is required within 3 months of hire date
  • PALS (Pediatric Cardiac Life Support) or PALS instructor certification required within 6 months
  • NRP (Neonatal Resuscitations Program) completed within 6 months of hire

  • CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.

Keywords: CHI Health Saint Mary's, Omaha , Respiratory Therapist, Other , NEBRASKA CITY, Nebraska

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