Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is a full-service, 522-bed acute care provider in Colorado Springs comprised of Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center. Penrose Hospital serves as the anchor hospital of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services with 364-licensed beds and the ability to provide tertiary (high tech) medical-surgical services with an emphasis on elective and outpatient care. Established in 1890, Penrose Hospital has grown to become a major health treatment and referral center, specializing in cancer care, cardiac care, emergency trauma care and physical rehabilitation. In 2008 we opened St. Francis Medical Center to keep pace with the growing needs of the Colorado Springs’ community on the north side of the city. St. Francis Medical Center features 172-beds and offers a modern Birth Center, Level IIIA Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Care Unit, Emergency Department, Level III Trauma Center, Imaging Services, Surgical Services, and Critical Care Unit. It is also serves as Southern Colorado’s home base for the Flight For Life® Colorado air medical helicopter service. It’s an incredible time to join us as we celebrate our tenth consecutive year as one of “America’s 50 Best Hospitals” by Healthgrades and Magnet Hospital designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for superior quality in nursing care. With 300+ days of annual sunshine, mild winters and easy access places like Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods and some of Colorado’s top destination resorts, you will enjoy an incredible lifestyle while having the career you’ve always wanted. For more information about Penrose – St. Francis Health Services, visit http://www.penrosestfrancis.org/.
Perform respiratory procedures under physician direction in all patient areas. Responsible for patient assessments, care plans, plan implementation and evaluation and revision of therapy plan as needed. Collaborates with other professional disciplines to ensure the most effective and efficient care delivery and achievement of desired patient outcomes. Utilizes knowledge of patient's age and cultural diversity in the provision of patient care. Supports the organization vision and mission and practices performance improvement techniques to assure the delivery of the most effective patient care.
Minimum Education Requirements
High school diploma or GED
Associate or Bachelor's degree, preferred
Completion of an accredited Respiratory Therapy Education Program, i.e. CoARC, JRCRTE, or CAAHEP
Minimum Experience Requirements
1 year of respiratory therapy experience, preferred
Prior use of electronic medical records (EMR), preferred
Experience with Diagnostic Procedures, preferred
Current credential of CRT or RRT by N.B.R.C Current state Respiratory Therapist Licensure (RLT) in applicable state of employment.
Current BLS certification from American Heart Association
Current ACLS certification form American Heart Association upon hire or obtain within 6 months of hire
Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )
Delivers respiratory care procedures to patients in general, acute, critical care and emergency areas according to departmental policies and procedures.*
Performs therapeutic modalities including patient monitoring, medication delivery, ventilation management, expansion therapy, and bronchial hygiene. *
Performs diagnostic testing including ABG's, PFT's, EKG's, cardiac, bronchoscopy, and pulse oximetry. *
Assists in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency care by providing airway maintenance and management, cardiac support and other assistance as needed to expedite patient and physician needs. *
Responds to patient needs in a timely, effective manner. *
Provides patient and family education and teaching. *
Transports patients within the hospital or between facilities. *
Ability to provide on-call coverage outside of standard scheduled hours per department and/or facility policy. *
Develops care plan from thorough assessment via protocol criteria or directed physician order. *
Documents all patient care activities including evaluations, progress notes and detailed treatment records per standards of practice, legal requirements and regulatory/third party payer requirements. *
Documents ongoing status, interventions, patient response and outcomes to correctly capture billing charges. *
Coordinates and communicates effectively to all patients, families, staff, physicians and other customers concerning respiratory therapy services by direct verbal and/or written communication respecting confidentiality at all times. *
Technical and interpersonal problem solving. *
Determines the proper function of all equipment used and make interventions as needed. *
Anticipates, recognizes and assists others in identifying patient complications and reactions related to respiratory care. *
Demonstrates effective time management and is proactive in prioritizing workload and meeting productivity requirements. *
Adapts to rapidly changing technologies, policies, regulations, census and staffing through priority setting and flexibility. *
Participates in personal, professional and program development by attending department in-services, meetings and by sharing professional expertise to enhance quality of professional services and staffdevelopment.*
Assists in training respiratory therapy staff, students and other hospital personnel. *
Acts as a resource for new staff members and co-workers by sharing information and providing education.*
Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly
Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.
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