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Registered Respiratory Therapist, RRT

Job Description

Additional Job Information

  • 36 Hours per Week -
  • Sign-On Bonus Eligible $10,000 -
  • Benefits Eligible -

  • Job ID: 1205151
    Employment Status: Full-Time
    More Information:

    Christian Hospital is an acute-care community hospital with 220 staffed beds, located in north St. Louis County. As a founding member of BJC HealthCare, the hospital has an expert medical staff and a diverse workforce of nearly 2,000 health care professionals who are dedicated to providing the absolute best care with the latest technology and medical advances. Christian Hospital is nationally recognized for stroke care and cardiology, and highly regarded for its excellence in emergency medicine, robotic surgery, orthopedic and spine surgery, pulmonology and wound care.

    Our Northwest HealthCare campus, located six miles west of Christian Hospital in Florissant, offers the community 24-hour emergency care as well as a variety of outpatient services and physician practices.

    The Physical Therapy Department at Christian Hospital is located on the second floor of CH. Services are provided to patients of all ages with musculoskeletal deficiencies.


    Overview


    Role Purpose

    Provides direct patient care activities related to respiratory care including assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation within the guidelines of the hospital and department. Can independently apply advanced clinical respiratory expertise and scientific knowledge including best practices serving as a resource to others as part of the patient care team. Ensures care provided is safe, effective, developmentally and age appropriate while complying with all quality and regulatory requirements as well as quality improvement initiatives.


    Responsibilities

  • Effectively communicates by participating in the exchange of information including documentation, handoff and works collaboratively with the healthcare team.
  • Provides education and training about respiratory treatments and procedures to others including patients, families, students, new employees and members of the healthcare team utilizing diversity and learning styles.
  • Holds self-accountable and seeks out opportunities for continuous learning and feedback and is able to perform multiple related duties, prioritizing and applying effective time management.
  • Performs various diagnostic and therapeutic respiratory procedures according to established standards, procedures, guidelines and policies. Applies respiratory knowledge and clinical expertise, including the ability to assess, analyze and troubleshoot as needed.
  • Demonstrates advanced clinical and critical thinking skills to support additional job responsibilities such as ECMO support, bronchoscopies, sleep lab, labor and delivery, cardiopulmonary rehab, charge/team lead etc. as needed.
  • BJC has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.

  • Minimum Requirements

     

    Degree

  • Assoc/CoARC Accredited Program
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    Experience

  • No Experience
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    Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience
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    Licenses & Certifications

  • Basic Cardiovascular Life Sup
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner
  • RRT

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    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information

     

    Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree
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    Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Memorial Medical Group, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center


    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

     

    Equal Opportunity Employer