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Children's Hospital Colorado Respiratory Therapist in Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Why Work at Children's....Here, it's different. Come join us.Children's Hospital Colorado has defined and delivered pediatric healthcareexcellence for more than 100 years.Here, the nation's brightest nurses, physicians, scientists,researchers, therapists and care providers are creating the future of childhealth. With an optimist's outlook, a trailblazing spirit and a celebratedhistory, we're making new strides every day.We've been Magnet-designated three times by the American NursesCredentialing Center and are consistently recognized among the nation's top10 pediatric hospitals by U.S. News .and. World Report.As a national leader in pediatric care, we serve children and families fromall over the nation. Our System of Care includes four pediatric hospitals,12 specialty care centers, 400+ outreach clinics and 7,000 healthcareprofessionals representing the full spectrum of pediatric care specialties.We need your expertise.A career at Children's Colorado will challenge you, inspire you, andmotivate you to make a difference in the life of a child. Here, it'sdifferent. Do you have what it takes?Additional InformationDepartment: South Campus Respiratory TheraHours per week: 36, eligible for benefitsShift: Night ShiftEvery other weekendHoliday rotation per scheduling guidelinesBi-weekly on-call shift expectationJob 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 development or revision oforganizational or departmental policies, procedures or practice guidelinesin comparison with evi

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