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Registered Respiratory Therapist (Days)

Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Location: Aspen
Posted on: May 23, 2020

Job Description:

Performs all cardiopulmonary diagnostic procedures and delivers all modalities of respiratory care from the basic to advanced. Provides the highest level of appropriate patient care from the newborn through geriatric patient in all areas of the hospital to include ER patients, in-patients and out-patients. Demonstrates the behavior and actions that support the core values of the hospital. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS CLINICAL PROCESS & PRACTICE SKILLS Fully competent in primary role on unit; performs patient and family assessment and problem identification, plans care accordingly, implements and evaluates plan of care so that problems are resolved. Adheres reliably to all accepted patient safety standards. Identifies and promotes new learning around changing patient safety standards of practice. Serves in advocacy role; encouraging active involvement of patient and family in their care. Prioritizes patient's situations and takes appropriate action in an efficient, effective manner. Makes value-added resource decision for patient care with respect to supplies, equipment and acuity of care. PATIENT TEACHING Keeps patients informed regarding what to expect pre/during/post procedure Provides individualized patient and family education consistent with patient's learning style, readiness to learn and self care needs Evaluated the effectiveness of patient learning COMPLIANCE WITH RULES, REGULATIONS AND POLICIES Records pertinent clinical documentation in accordance with regulatory requirements, professional standards and hospital policy. Adheres to federal, state and hospital rules and regulations concerning HIPAA privacy and security. Follows Hospital compliance plan and policies, including the Code of Conduct. Participates in required training for compliance related activities (HIPAA, Compliance, Patient Safety, TJC, etc.) PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & INTEGRATION Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional decision making. Develops professional goals and diversity of responsibilities within practice; consistent with hospital mission and goals Demonstrates role awareness and seeks individualized/department specific continuing education that improves patient care or professional practice. Able to express values around patient/family centered care and assists others to achieve shared understanding. Active participant in quality improvement processes. Participates and contributes to unit meetings and activities. Identifies need to seek out additional information when needed and apply relevant findings to practice SERVICE EXCELLENCE & CUSTOMER SERVICE Demonstrates purposeful service excellence through exceeding patient and co-worker expectations. Represents the department and hospital as a dedicated, courteous and responsive employee. VI UNIT SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Documents procedures, patient status and results in the patient's medical chart according to department policy. Documents accurately and concisely in shift report the current status of the patient(s) and the outcome of care from the previous shift. Shares areas of knowledge of Respiratory Care with medical and lay personnel on an informal day-to-day basis. Provides patient evaluations and recommendations. Formulates and implements QA action plans, including chart audits and QA Committee quarterly reports. Demonstrates knowledge of Respiratory therapeutics in relation to indications for therapy, therapeutic objectives, and assessing outcome of therapy. Applies this knowledge at the patient care level. Provides advanced and basic Respiratory therapy, diagnostic procedures and related activities per department protocol. Provides Cardiac diagnostic procedures and related activities per department protocol. Assumes the responsibilities of the Cardiopulmonary Director in time of his/her absence. Provides informal in-services specific to Respiratory Care for Cardiopulmonary and Nursing personnel and other allied health professionals. Attends high risk deliveries and C-sections when requested. Participates in patient care conferences and ICU rounds. POPULATION SPECIFIC CRITERIA Demonstrates the ability to assess and interact with patients from newborns through adults and their family members. Demonstrates the ability to assess and interact with geriatric patients and their family members. CORE VALUES

Patient Centered:is passionate about patient care, creating positive impressions on a consistent basis and exceeding our patients' expectations. Exhibits courtesy and sensitivity to the needs of patients and their families, responds with a sense of urgency to patient problems, anticipates patient requirements, responds proactively and places the patient's safety above all else.

Teamwork:works collaboratively with physicians and other staff and assists whenever possible. He/she openly shares information, provides feedback and participates in appropriate decision making as part of a team of healthcare professionals. Hospital and departmental objectives are placed ahead of individual agendas Respect for Others:actively listens to others, takes other opinions into account, and communicates openly and honestly. He/she demonstrates respect for others by being timely with communications, completion of tasks, and meeting attendance. The employee is respectful of all physicians, colleagues, patients, visitors, and other stakeholders Accountability:takes responsibility for his/her actions, abides by the hospital's guiding philosophies and policies, and follows through on commitments and physician orders. He/she provides complete and accurate information to the Physician and/or other members of the work team. takes personal pride and ownership in the quality of care and services provided to all internal and external customers Integrity:is truthful, trustworthy, and principled. He/she demonstrates character, conviction, and honest and ethical behavior in all interactions with others. The employee's word can be trusted. Behavior is consistent with these AVH Core Values



* Registered Respiratory Therapist
* Minimum 2 years experience


* Current Colorado Respiratory Therapy License


* Ability to concentrate and show attention to detail
* Relatively high degree of analytical abilities
* Strong interpersonal skills required
* Ability to work independently


* Ability to read and communicate effectively in English
* Spanish preferred


* Normal patient care environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust and temperature
* May be exposed to communicable diseases through normal or careless performance of responsibilities
* May be exposed to mechanical dangers associated with mechanical devices
* May be exposed to stressful situations

Keywords: Aspen Valley Hospital, Aspen , Registered Respiratory Therapist (Days), Healthcare , Aspen, Colorado

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