Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Posted on: May 12, 2022
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
- 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
- Provides individualized patient and family education consistent
with patient's learning style, readiness to learn and self care
- Evaluated the effectiveness of patient learning
- Records pertinent clinical documentation in accordance with
regulatory requirements, professional standards and hospital
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Attends high risk deliveries and C-sections when
- 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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