HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Respiratory Practitioner II in Lone Tree, Colorado

The Respiratory Practitioner performs assessment and therapeutic modalities for infant, children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients as ordered or directed by a physician. Monitors environmental control systems, patients on mechanical ventilation, Bipap, CPAP, and various oxygen support systems. Responsible for maintaining secure and patent patient airway to include performing nasal, nasotracheal, endotracheal and oral suctioning, Pulmonary function testing, blood gas analysis, nebulized medication therapy, chest physiotherapy, and oxygen therapy delivery in various modalities. Also performs EKGs. Recognizes life threatening situations and initiates appropriate response. Provides Bag/value/mask ventilation, and other accepted treatments to maintain a patent airway. Recognizes medical problems and reports/documents problems to physician in a timely manner. Administers diagnostic testing procedures to determine the extent of patient’s impairment and appropriateness of treatment and ventilation parameters. In addition to the performance of all routine respiratory procedures, the Respiratory Practitioner will be responsible for special procedures, within his/her scope of practice, maintaining and improving clinical competence, practicing universal precautions, maintaining and cleaning equipment, and performing other duties as deemed necessary. Understands pharmacological indications, dosages and response to adverse drug reactions. Provides education to patients, families, physician, nursing and other members of the health care team. Respiratory Therapist is responsible for developing and maintaining physician and hospital staff relations and patient satisfaction to be monitored by the Director/Manager and /or Clinical Coordinator) through mutually agreed upon goals. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein. Embrace and consistently demonstrate Sky Ridge Medical Center Standards of Behavior, encompassing both patients and employees.

NBRC Certification, possession of RRT, credential Current Colorado Respiratory License Advanced Cardiac Life Support Basic Life Support Pediatric Advanced Life Support(within 6 months of hire) NRP (within 6 months of hire) BLS, ACLS, PALS and NRP must be American Heart Two years recent Acute Care Experience

Title: Respiratory Practitioner II

Location: Colorado-Lone Tree-Sky Ridge Medical Center

Requisition ID: 08936-58501