Registered Respiratory Therapist

Job Number
202887
Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix
Shift
Night
Department
Banner University Medical Center Phoenix - Respiratory Thrpy-Hosp
Position Type
FT: Full-Time
Internal Code A
COREHTF
Street Address
1111 East McDowell Rd
City & State
US-AZ-Phoenix
Posting Category
Respiratory Therapy
New Grad
Yes

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Registered Respiratory Therapist 

Banner University Medical Center- Phoenix Campus

1111 East McDowell Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85006

 

Do you enjoy working with a very diverse, professional and proactive team? 

Are you looking for growth opportunities to advance in an academic medical center?  

 

If you are ready for a great challenge and the opportunity to work with an excellent team with high acuity and diverse patient population, this is the place for you!  We look forward to reviewing your application.  

Must have current AZ RRT License

 

This position provides respiratory care, pulmonary and cardiology diagnostic testing to patients in a variety of health care settings.

 

Requires Associate’s degree or equivalent technical training, completion of the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT), current AZ RRT License, Adult Critical Care experience and ACLS preferred.

 

Schedule is NIGHT, 6pm - 6:30am, three shifts per week.


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About Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix
Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix is a nationally recognized academic medical center. The world-class hospital is focused on coordinated clinical care, expanded research activities and nurturing future generations of highly trained medical professionals. Our commitment to nursing excellence has enabled us to achieve Magnet™ recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The Phoenix campus, long known for excellent patient care, has over 730 licensed beds, a number of unique specialty units and is the new home for medical discoveries, thanks to our collaboration with the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix. Additionally, the campus responsibilities include fully integrated multi-specialty and sub-specialty clinics, and with a new $400 million campus investment, a new patient tower and 2 new clinic buildings will be built.

 

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About Banner Health
Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to change the way care is provided. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.

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Job Summary

This position independently provides respiratory care, pulmonary and cardiology diagnostic testing to patients in a variety of health care settings.

 

Essential Functions

  • 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.

 

  • 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.

 

  • 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.

 

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

 

  • 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.

 

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

 

  • May supervise department staff.

 

 

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. 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.

Must be knowledgeable of clinical techniques, applications and equipment as typically obtained through 1 year of clinical experience. Must possess highly effective human relation skills necessary to interface with patients, families, staff and other healthcare personnel. Banner Registry and Travel positions require a minimum of one year experience in an acute care hospital setting. Experience must include working in an acute care setting within the past 12 months as an RRT in the specialty area.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.