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University of Utah Health AirMed Respiratory Flight Therapist and Respiratory Care Therapist in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah

Overview

As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This position provides basic and advanced life support for critically ill/injured adult and pediatric patients during inter-facility transports as part of the AirMed transport team under the stresses of flight and potentially hazardous environmental conditions. It participates as an active member of the AirMed air transport team and is responsible for performing assigned duties safely and responsibly.

Corporate Overview: The University of Utah is a Level 1 Trauma Center and is nationally ranked and recognized for our academic research, quality standards and overall patient experience. Our four hospitals and seventeen clinics provide excellence in our comprehensive services, medical advancement, and overall patient outcomes.

Responsibilities

  • Provides and oversees direct patient care, assessing and evaluating actual or potential health problems before, during and after transports.

  • Transports, lifts, and carries various weights and sizes of equipment and patients during transports.

  • Assists with locating and establishing a landing zone for the aircraft.

  • Transfers patients and equipment from aircraft, carts and gurneys during the loading and unloading phases of transport operations.

  • Provides written and computerized documentation for all transports.

  • Helps in the training and assists new staff either in the hospital, at the scene or at a referral/receiving facility.

  • Restocks equipment, medications and aircraft as needed.

  • Plans, evaluates and implements interventions for solving patient care problems according to the needs of the University, AirMed, and the Respiratory department.

  • Assists in cleaning the aircraft as needed.

  • Transport controlled substances as required.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to perform the essential functions outlined above.

  • Ability to provide care to the population served.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.

  • Demonstrated basic understanding of altitude physiology and how it relates to the care of patients before, during and after transport.

  • Ability to adhere to the AirMed Code of Conduct at all times.

  • Demonstrated professional behavior at all times and in all circumstances that are job related.

  • Ability to function professionally as an ambassador to the University Hospital and AirMed and as the initial point of contact for referral facilities and all involved staff.

  • Demonstrated flexibility for day, evening, night, weekend, holiday and any other shifts that are needed to cover all transports and on call shifts.

  • Ability to attend and maintain any mandatory staff, safety, skills, survival and other meetings as required.

  • Ability to participate as a member of an AirMed committee.

  • Ability to maintain a weight of less than 215 while fully dressed for flight duty.

Qualifications

Qualifications Required

  • Five years as a licensed Respiratory Therapist with at least 3 years ICU/ER experience.

  • Weight of less than 215 while fully dressed for flight duty.

  • Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) or Burn Education equivalent within one year of hire.

  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) or Advanced Trauma course equivalent within one year of hire.

Licenses Required

  • Current RQI Healthcare Provider ALS eCredential through the University of Utah Health RQI system. The ALS eCredential is to be obtained within 90 days of hire

  • Current Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential with the National Board of Respiratory Care

  • Current RQI Healthcare Provider eCredential through the University of Utah Health RQI system. The eCredential is to be obtained within 30 days of hire.

  • Current licensure to practice as a Respiratory Care Practitioner in the State of Utah.

  • License to practice as a Respiratory Care Practitioner in the state of Wyoming within 90 days of hire.

  • Current Neonatal Resuscitation Certification.

  • Current RQI Healthcare Provider PALS eCredential through the University of Utah Health RQI system. The PALS eCredential is to be obtained within 90 days of hire.

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (Preferred)

Preferred

  • Previous Air Medical and pediatric experience.

  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification.

  • ACCS or NPS certifications.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intensive work that may exert up to 100 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects, such as medical equipment, or patients while providing medical care.

Physical Requirements

Carrying, Climbing, Crawling, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Walking

EEO Statement

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Requisition Number 45617
Reg/Temp Regular
Employment Type Full-Time
Shift Variable
Work Schedule Employee will split FTE with the Respiratory Care Team, 0.6 with Respiratory and 0.3 with AirMed
Location Name University of Utah Hospital
Patient Care? Yes
City SALT LAKE CITY
State UT
Department UUH ANC 29A AIR AMBULANCE ADLT
Category Air Med

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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