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Respiratory Therapist

Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Location: Aspen
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Company Overview: Embrace the adventure of a career at Aspen Valley Hospital. Aspen Valley Hospital is a twenty-five-bed community hospital that represents the best of two worlds - the warmth and friendliness of a small town and the technical expertise of a major medical center. Our award-winning hospital, nestled in the heart of Aspen, CO, includes a team of more than 500 people dedicated to making a difference for our patients, families, and community. Nationally we are recognized for providing some of the most exceptional patient care of any hospital across the country.AVH supports vaccinations as the evidence-based and most effective means for our community and country to put COVID-19 behind us and to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations and deaths. In order to better care for our community, as of 10/31/21, AVH requires COVID-19 Vaccination for all Staff.This Position Offers:Highly competitive pay, comprehensive benefits package (including generous PTO, health insurance within your first 30 days, retirement), being part of a very cohesive & supportive team, and four of North America's top ski resorts at your doorstep.Job Overview: 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.Primary Scope of Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Demonstrates purposeful service excellence through exceeding patient and co-worker expectations.
  • Represents the department and hospital as a dedicated, courteous and responsive employee.
  • 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.Minimum Qualifications & Requirements:
    • Minimum 2 years experience
    • Current Colorado Respiratory Therapy License
    • BLS Certification
    • ACLS Certification
    • PALS Certification
    • NRP CertificationBenefits & Compensation: Hire-in rates of pay are based upon the relevance of years of experience, education and certifications. Our talent acquisition team will help you understand how your direct experience will be considered.Pay range for new hires: $32.41 - $42.14/hrOur comprehensive benefits package includes generous paid time off, health insurance within your first 30 days, and retirement, which can be viewed here.

Keywords: Aspen Valley Hospital, Aspen , Respiratory Therapist, Healthcare , Aspen, Colorado

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