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Children's Hospital Colorado Respiratory Therapist in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Why Work at Children's....Children's Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs is a top-ranked hospitallocated in a top-ranked city.With a regional team of more than 1,000 team members, Children'sColorado has been present in southern Colorado since 2001 and now has teammembers at five locations providing outpatient specialty care, emergencycare, inpatient care and therapy care. Children's Hospital Colorado,Colorado Springs is the first pediatric-only hospital in the region andincludes the region's only emergency department and operating rooms builtjust for kids and served by pediatric experts who have dedicated their livesto treating kids - and only kids - and who are directly linked to one of thecountry's leading pediatric academic medical centers.This opportunity gives you the ability to lead a diverse team of pediatricexperts at one of the top-ranked children's hospitals in the nation,according to US News and World Report, while living and being a part of acommunity that ranks "#1 Most Desirable Place to Live in the U.S.,"according to the US News and World Report.A career at Children's Colorado will challenge you, inspire you andmotivate you to make a difference in the life of a child.Learn about Children's Colorado and our culture:Find out more about living and working in Colorado Springs:Additional InformationDepartment: CSH Respiratory CareHours per week: 36, eligible for benefitsShift: 72 hours / payperiod, fulltimeJob OverviewThe Respiratory Therapist (RT) provides family-centered care asdemonstrated by recognizing the patient, family and/or designee as a fullpartner in providing compassionate and coordinated care based on respect forpatient's preferences, values, and needs. The RT assumes an active rolein clinical education of patients, families and staff; and functions as arole model within respiratory and inter-professional teams, fostering opencommunication, mutual respect, teamwork, and shared decision-making toachieve quality patient care.ResponsibilitiesPOPULATION SPECIFIC CARENeonate -Infancy - >30 days to 1yrToddlers - >1yr 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.Assesses and evaluates unit delivery of patient and family centered care,incorporating the respiratory process while providing developmentallyappropriate, culturally sensitive, evidence-based care within a definedclinic environment.In an Ambulatory setting, performs all Respiratory diagnostics to includebut not limited to Pulmonary Function Testing (spirometry, lung volumes,helium-dilution, DLCO), Bronchoprovocation-Exercise Induced andMethacholine Challenges), Impulse oscillometry, Bronchoscopy Assist,Respiratory Education/care coordination.Role models and coaches patient and family care needs through assessingchanges in patient outcomes/clinic needs in the provision of care, withinscope of practice.Identifies and works to removes barriers in order to promote communication andadvocacy of patient values, preferences and expressed needs as part ofimplementation of care plan, evaluation of care and assessment ofpatient/family learning needs to the interdisciplinary team.Collaborates with the interdisciplinary care team to coordinate individualizedcare and education for patients/families.Follows departmental or organizational practices and procedures that supporteffective teamwork.Participates in safety and quality of care projects and disseminates andincorporates into team setting.Minimizes risk of harm to patients and providers through both systemeffectiveness and individual performance.Integrates best current evidence with clinical knowledge and patient/familypreferences and values for delivery of optimal health care.Identifies need for and/or participates in the develop