Children's Hospital Colorado Flight Respiratory Therapist II - 59752 in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Why Work at Children's....Children's Hospital Colorado has defined and delivered pediatric healthcareexcellence for more than 100 years. Founded in 1908, Children's Coloradois a leading pediatric network entirely devoted to the health and well beingof children. Continually recognized as one of the nation's outstandinghospitals by U.S. News & World Report, Children's Colorado is known bothfor its nationally and internationally recognized medical, research andeducation programs as well as the full spectrum of everyday care for kidsthroughout Colorado and surrounding states. With more than 1,000 healthcareprofessionals representing the full spectrum of pediatric specialties,Children's Colorado Network of Care includes its main campus, 16Children's Care Centers and more than 400 outreach clinics.A career at Children's Colorado will challenge you, inspire you, andmotivate you to make a difference in the life of a child.This position will support Children's flight team as a system wide includingmultiple locations.Additional InformationDepartment: Flight TeamHours per week: 36, eligible for benefitsShift: 12 hour shifts with variable schedule and ability to work past 12hours for late flights.Job OverviewThe Flight Respiratory Therapist II provides direct patient care in atransport environment, while assessing and adjusting therapies duringtransport in response to changes in patient outcomes; builds and maintainsrelationships with multidisciplinary healthcare providers; and collects,monitors, and reports on quality of care outcomes and measures. The FlightRespiratory Therapist II also provides informal leadership and resourceexpertise to other flight respiratory therapists.ResponsibilitiesPopulation Specific CareNeonate -Infancy - >30 days to 1 yrToddlers - >1 yr to 3yrsPre-Schoolers - >3yrs to 5yrsSchool age - >5yrs to 13yrsAdolescent - >13yrs to 18yrsAdult - >18yrs to 65yrsEssential FunctionsAn employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of thefollowing essential functions. These examples do not include all of thefunctions which the employee may be expected to perform.Delivers patient and family centered care in a transport environment whileincorporating developmentally appropriate, culturally sensitive, evidencebased care practices and methodologies. Assesses and adjust therapies duringtransport in response to changes in patient outcomes.Communicates and advocates patient values, preferences and expressed needsas part of the implementation of care plan, evaluation of care andassessment of patient/family learning needs.Build and maintains strong working relationships with multidisciplinaryhealthcare providers to provide individualized patient/family care andeducation while minimizing risks to the patient during transitions of care.Extends hospital resources into the referring communities through clinicalcare, education and outreach.Researches, compiles, and analyzes data and prepares case records,reports, and correspondence to facilitate communication, clinical decisionmaking, error prevention, and care coordination.Collects, monitors, and reports on quality of care outcomes andmeasures; participates in continuous evaluation and improvement of internalquality and safety processes, procedures, and performance measures.Ensures compliance with clinical policies, procedures, and best practicesin order to minimize the risk of harm to patients and providers. Ensurescompliance with all safety rules and regulations while on ground and airtransportsResearches, identifies, and implements evidence based practice to improvethe quality of care provided to patients/families.Provides informal leadership and resource expertise to other flightrespiratory therapists, which includes mentoring and assistance withpatients/families, completing peer evaluations, and providing emotionalsupportServes on department and hospital-wide committees and participates in or leadsresearch or quality improvement projects as directed.Other Informatio