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University of Utah Health Respiratory Care Practitioner I 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 is responsible for providing respiratory care by determining and performing appropriate treatments for a variety of cardiopulmonary deficiencies. Presents diagnostic evaluations and subsequent education for on-going management and care to patients. This position may be required to access and administer medications within their scope of practice and according to State Law.

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

  • Performs respiratory therapy with an understanding of the indications, contraindications, hazards and precautions associated with all delivered therapy.

  • Assesses the pulmonary status of patients receiving respiratory care and makes recommendations for therapy.

  • Administers medical gases, aerosolized medications and provides therapies to maintain bronchopulmonary hygiene per protocol.

  • Supports ventilator dependent patients during intrahospital transport.

  • Sets up, maintains and monitors mechanical ventilatory support.

  • Performs airway clearance and lung volume expansion therapies and instructs patients regarding follow-up care.

  • Functions as a member of the cardiac arrest, trauma, and other emergency teams as indicated.

  • Attends and participates in physician led patient rounds as appropriate

  • May perform ECGs, ABGs, venipuncture, and other pulmonary or cardiovascular procedures as needed.

  • May provide therapist driven protocol assessments, smoking cessation education, and sleep testing as needed.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Demonstrated potential ability to perform the essential functions as outlined above.

  • Ability to provide care to the populations served.

  • Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills.

  • 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.

  • Ability to transport, setup, and operate and maintain support machines.

  • Ability to work effectively with other healthcare professionals with conflicting treatment philosophies.

Qualifications

Qualifications Required

  • Associate's degree in Respiratory Care, related certification or equivalency

Licenses Required

  • 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.

  • One of the following

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

  • Current Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) credential with the National Board of Respiratory Care

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (Preferred)

Preferred

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support card or Neonatal Resuscitation Program within one month of hire.

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 care in a psychiatric setting. Workers in this position may be exposed to infectious diseases.

Physical Requirements

Carrying, Color Determination, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Non Indicated, Pulling and/or Pushing, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Walking

EEO Statement

University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

University of Utah Heath Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran's status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources office at 801-581-6500.If you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Sherrie Hayashi

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

801-581-8365

oeo@utah.edu

Online reports may be submitted atoeo.utah.edu/

For more information: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/

To inquire about this posting, email: careers@hsc.utah.edu

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Requisition Number 49011
Reg/Temp Regular
Employment Type Full-Time
Shift Night
Work Schedule Varied
Location Name University of Utah Hospital
Patient Care? Yes
City SALT LAKE CITY
State UT
Department NRH ANC 45A Respiratory
Category Respiratory Therapy