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RRT Registered Respiratory Therapist

Company: Banner Health
Location: Worland
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Primary City/State:Worland, WyomingDepartment Name:Respiratory Thrpy-HospWork Shift:VariedJob Category:Clinical Care**$20,000 Sign-on Bonus and Relocation Assistance Available For This Role**Health care is constantly changing, and at Banner Health, we are at the front of that change. We are leading health care to make the experience the best it can be. We want to change the lives of those in our care - and the people who choose to take on this challenge. If changing health care for the better sounds like something you want to be part of, we want to hear from you.As a Registered Respiratory Therapist, RRT, at Washakie Medical Center, you will be helping to manage ventilators, provide various in-patient respiratory therapy, cardiopulmonary rehab, and out-patient cardiac diagnostics, in addition to attending all deliveries and setting up Home Sleep Studies. Our respiratory team members have a lot of autonomy in their work, but support and resources are always available. Our RRTs days are a variety of tasks and patients, of all kinds; this is a fulfilling position for those interested in direct patient care as you will meet all different patients throughout the year.Washakie Medical Center's respiratory team is a small department, which feels like a family environment. Staff and leadership are supportive of one another and staff contributions, perspectives, and input are valued. Our respiratory care team is a great department for individuals who thrive on using multiple skills to care for patients of all ages. Within the department, there are opportunities for growth as a Respiratory Therapist. These opportunities include participating in Shared Leadership, providing education for other staff members in other departments, and helping with projects on hospital committees. As a small critical access hospital, our RRTs are asked to pitch in during different patient needs, which is a great opportunity for our RRTs to build on new skills and cultivate relationships.
The current available shift is full-time, working 38 hours/week, varying shifts. Enjoy a $2/hour night-shift differential when you work a minimum of 2 hours in the night shift "window" which is 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. and a flat rate $1.50/hour weekend shift differential. Your pay and benefits are important components of your journey at Banner Health. This opportunity includes the option to participate in a variety of health, financial, and security benefits.With a 50-year tradition of quality caring, Washakie Medical Center in Worland, Wyo. is a 18-bed critical access hospital with "big city" capabilities. This includes a 64-slice CT scanner, 3D tomosynthesis mammography, 1.5 tesla MRI, Ultrasound, fluro, electronic medical records and a full service, state-of-the-art lab. Our trauma ED is staffed with full-time physicians and our surgery services include 24/7 CRNA coverage including OB epidurals, two general surgeons, orthopedic surgery, and ambulatory treatment. In addition, we provide a variety of wellness activities and feature an active rehab department.POSITION SUMMARY
This position independently provides respiratory care, pulmonary and cardiology diagnostic testing to patients in a variety of health care settings.

CORE FUNCTIONS
1. Performs all basic modalities of respiratory care as prescribed by physicians and/or licensed independent practitioners in accordance with established department/hospital policies and procedures.

2. Applies and manages mechanical ventilators in collaboration with physicians and/or licensed independent practitioners, recommending adjustments to improve clinical condition, patient comfort and to expedite the weaning process.

3. Assembles, disassembles, operates, maintains, troubleshoots, cleans and performs adjustments in the applications of durable medical equipment and circuitry used in the delivery of respiratory care as prescribed in accordance with established department/hospital policies and procedures.

4. Performs pulmonary and cardiology diagnostic testing as prescribed in accordance with established department/hospital policies and procedures.

5. Performs patient assessments and evaluates patient response to care provided, making recommendations to physicians regarding the plan of care, appropriate use of respiratory therapy and modification of therapy as clinical condition changes. Documents therapy provided in an accurate and complete manner in accordance with established department/hospital policies and procedures.

6. Communicates and collaborates with resource staff in formulating care plans, recommendations for change in therapy and identification/resolution of problems.

7. May supervise department staff.

8. Independently provides respiratory care, pulmonary and cardiology diagnostic testing to patients in a variety of health care settings. May be assigned to a variety of areas throughout the system where respiratory care is needed. Internal customers: All levels of nursing management and staff, medical staff, and all other members of the interdisciplinary health care team. External Customers: Physicians and their office staff, payers, community agencies and regulatory agencies.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Associate or technical degree.

Proof of having passed the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT). RRT required for all new hires to the position after October 1, 2015. Incumbents in the position as of October 1, 2015 must possess their RRT by October 1, 2017. A current license in state practiced as required by state law. In the state of Nevada, all incumbents must have their Blood Gas Technologist certification. Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) required. In Home Care setting, must posses valid drivers license and be eligible for coverage under the company auto insurance policy. Employees working for Banner Home Care/Hospice must possess an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the card for the duration of their employment.

Must be knowledgeable of clinical techniques, applications and equipment as typically obtained through one year of clinical experience. Must possess highly effective human relation skills necessary to interface with patients, families, staff and other healthcare personnel.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

Keywords: Banner Health, Billings , RRT Registered Respiratory Therapist, Healthcare , Worland, Montana

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