Fairview Health Services

Respiratory Therapist to support COVID-19 treatment center

Job Locations US-MN-Saint Paul
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 4 months ago(3/16/2020 1:47 PM)
Requisition ID
2020-50005
Profession
Clinical/Direct Patient Care (non-nursing/allied Health)
Speciality
Respiratory Care
Location
Bethesda Hospital
Shift
night
Hours per 2 weeks
72
Department
Respiratory Therapy

Overview

**This position will support Bethesda Hospital as a COVID-19 treatment center**

 

Administers respiratory therapeutic procedures. Implements therapy as prescribed by physician, communicates patient condition and offers recommendations to physicians and other health care professionals.

 

This is a .9 position set to work at Bethesda Hospital  in St. Paul. This position is  8 and 12 hour shifts evening and nights including every other weekend and rotating holidays.

Responsibilities/Job Description

  • Maintains knowledge of, and complies with, all relevant laws, regulations, policies, procedures and standards
  • Actively participates in creating and implementing improvements
  • Initiates and monitors ventilator support including equipment monitoring; documents and reports patient condition or equipment setting changes to physicians and other healthcare professionals
  • Schedules and performs diagnostic testing of the respiratory and circulatory systems to assist physicians in assessing patient conditions
  • Performs preventive maintenance and safety testing of equipment and reports issues as appropriate. Preps equipment and verifies correct functions prior to use
  • Participates in departmental billing process to accurately reflect services provided to patients for reimbursement

Qualifications

Required

 

Education

 

  • Associate’s Degree in Respiratory Care/Therapy or related field

License/Certification/Registration

 

  • Respiratory Therapist License issued by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) issued by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
  • New Graduates only - must complete RRT within 1 year of hire date

Preferred 

 

Education

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Respiratory Care/Therapy or related field

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