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Serves as a resource person for all members of the respiratory and health care team. Responsible for performing all aspects of Respiratory Therapy.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Performs direct patient care on the patient care floors while participating in daily operational activities as necessary.
Demonstrates competency and compliance with all regulatory and accreditation standards.
Helps to train, educate, and set up education for all current and new staff for the Respiratory Service Area.
Maintains constructive collaborative communication with patients, patient's family, physicians, co- workers and other members of health care team to contribute to continuity of care.
Following competency validation, performs diagnostic cardiology procedures including EKG, Cardiac event recorder, holter monitor, EEG, Pulmonary function testing, Peak Flows, Pulse Oximetry titration walks, and stress tests.
Draws Arterial Blood Gasses, runds samples, controls daily maintenance, and troubleshoots the analyzer. Acts as a resource on interpretation of results per Joint Commission/CAP/CLIA regulations.
Attends Trauma, Code Blue and Rapid Response Team emergencies. Assists with establishment and maintenance of airway.
Demonstrates ability to give and receive feedback and incorporates this into work. Gives feedback on employees for performance reviews.
Identifies clinical and interdepartmental problems and resolves conflicts appropriately.
Role models the principals of a Just Culture and Vail Health Values.
Perform other duties as assigned. Must be HIPAA compliant.
Two years of experience in an acute care hospital accredited by the Joint Commission.
Experience in the care of neonatal, pediatric critical patient care.
Ability to obtain and maintain a State of Colorado Respiratory Therapist license.
Registered Respiratory Therapist by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).
Basic Life Support (BLS) by American Heart Association.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP).
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).
Benefits Summary: This position offers a robust benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with up to 5% retirement deferral match, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, student load assistance, childcare assistance, life and disability insurance, employee assistance program, annual bonus potential, amongst others.
About Vail Valley Medical Center
Vail Health, formerly Vail Valley Medical Center, is a nonprofit community health care system serving patients and guests from around the world. Locally operated and governed by a volunteer board of directors, Vail Health includes a 56-bed hospital, accredited by the Joint Commission. Our 24/7 emergency department in Vail is a Level III Trauma Center with a nearby helipad for necessary medical transports.
Vail Health provides a wide array of services and access points including Beaver Creek Medical Center, urgent care clinics in Avon and Gypsum, our Edwards medical campus, Eagle Healthcare Center and a multispecialty clinic in Frisco. Howard Head Sports Medicine offers physical therapy services at 10 locations and works closely with our internationally renowned orthopaedic partners at The Steadman Clinic and Vail-Summit Orthopaedics. In addition, Vail Health's Shaw Cancer Center and Sonnenalp Breast Center are the region’s only fully accredited cancer treatment center and comprehensive breast center.
The Vail Clinic, which was founded in 1965, officially became “Vail Valley Medical Center” in 1980, its first year as a full-service hospital. At that time, we had one primary location and 25 physicians. Today, Vail Health has locations in nine towns, nearly 1,000 employees, 260 physician partners and 85 volunteers.