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Respiratory Therapist

Company: Essentia Health
Location: Canyon
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description:
Provides respiratory care through patient assessment, planning, intervention, education and evaluation. Performs all general and critical care respiratory care procedures and diagnostics on patients ages infant through adult. These duties include but are not limited to; mechanical ventilation, airway management, critical care transport, arterial blood gas puncture, medication delivery, bronchial hygiene, patient assessments and education.

Responsible for performing all aspects of respiratory care equipment set up including instructing customers of all ages and abilities on the safe and proper use of equipment along with related home safety, infection control and emergency preparedness issues. Also responsible for detailed knowledge of respiratory equipment use and purpose, including contraindications, and general knowledge of durable medical equipment and supplies. Performs rotating 24 hour on-call duty. Maintains all required documentation in customer files and/or care plans and performs periodic follow up equipment and home assessments.

Education Qualifications:
Graduate from an accredited respiratory care/therapy program.
Licensure/Certification Qualifications:
Staff must obtain and maintain certification as a Registered Respiratory Therapist within 18 months of hire or transfer.Must be a Registered Respiratory Therapist or a Certified Respiratory Therapy Technician, as defined by the National Board of Respiratory Care.Must possess a valid driver's license with a driving record acceptable to Essentia Health's insurance provider.Must have active and valid Respiratory Therapist licensure through the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice upon hire and Wisconsin Board of Medical Practice within 90 days of hire.FTE
1Shift Rotation
Day Rotation (United States of America)Shift Start Time
8:30 AMShift End Time
5:00 PMWeekends
on callHolidays
YesCall Obligation
YesUnion
MMES United Steel Workers (MMES USW)
Effective December 1, 2019: Job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer assessment, including a urine drug screen, immunization review, proof of required vaccinations, and background check. Essentia Health is committed to maintaining a work environment free from the influence of illegal drugs and alcohol.

Essentia Health EEO:
Essentia Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, sexual identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Essentia Health, Duluth , Respiratory Therapist, Healthcare , Canyon, Minnesota

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