Respiratory Therapist Flex
Company: Children's Hospital Colorado
Posted on: July 14, 2019
Why Work at Children's....
Children's Hospital Colorado has defined and delivered pediatric
healthcare excellence for more than 100 years. Founded in 1908,
Children's Colorado is a leading pediatric network entirely devoted
to the health and well being of children. Continually recognized as
one of the nation's outstanding hospitals by U.S. News & World
Report, Children's Colorado is known both for its nationally and
internationally recognized medical, research and education programs
as well as the full spectrum of everyday care for kids throughout
Colorado and surrounding states. With more than 1,000 healthcare
professionals representing the full spectrum of pediatric
specialties, Children's Colorado Network of Care includes its main
campus, 16 Children's Care Centers and more than 400 outreach
A career at Children's Colorado will challenge you, inspire you,
and motivate you to make a difference in the life of a child.
Department: Respiratory Therapy IP
Hours per week: 1
Shift: Shift varies
Flex employees are expected to align their availability with
department needs, including day, night, and weekend shifts.
Flex staff will meet department scheduling requirements.
Minimum of one Summer and one Winter holiday
The Respiratory Therapist Flex provides family-centered care as
demonstrated by recognizing the patient, family and/or designee as
a full partner in providing compassionate and coordinated care
based on respect for patient's preferences, values, and needs. The
RT II assumes an active role in clinical education of patients,
families and staff; and functions effectively within respiratory
and inter-professional teams, fostering open communication, mutual
respect, teamwork, and shared decision-making to achieve quality
Population Specific Care
- a.) Neonate -
- b.) Infancy - > 30 days to 1yr
- c.) Toddlers - > 1yr to 3yrs
- d.) Pre-Schoolers - > 3yrs to 5yrs
- e.) School age - > 5yrs to 13yrs
- f.) Adolescent - > 13yrs to 18yrs
- g.) Adult - > 18yrs to 65yrs.
An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of
the following essential functions. These examples do not include
all of the functions which the employee may be expected to
- Utilizes and documents the respiratory process to provide
developmentally appropriate, culturally sensitive, evidence based
- Actively anticipates changes in patient outcomes and unit needs
in the provision of care.
- Guides care by clinical care guidelines, policies, and
standards of care.
- Communicates and advocates patient values, preferences and
expressed needs as part of implementation of care plan, evaluation
of care and assessment of patient/family learning needs to the
- Initiates and anticipates individualized care and education for
patients/families across the continuum using an interdisciplinary
- Promotes bi-directional communication with all key team members
with the goal of patient safety.
- Integrates best current evidence with clinical knowledge and
patient/family preferences and values for delivery of optimal
- Uses data to monitor the outcomes of care processes and use
improvement methods to design and test changes to continuously
improve the quality and safety of health care systems.
- Brings suggestions around quality improvement activities and
uses quality measures to leadership.
- Minimizes risk of harm to patients and providers through both
system effectiveness and individual performance.
- Uses information and technology to communicate, manage
knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision-making.
- Seeks opportunities to participate in professional development
activities such as completing continuing education activities;
participating in a respiratory or professional health organization;
obtaining certification in clinical specialty; and providing
community service and/or grass roots advocacy.
- Participates in education by precepting and the education of
orientees, students, peers and acting as a clinical resource.
- ADAPTABILITY - Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing
major changes in work responsibilities or environment (e.g.,
people, processes, structure, or culture); adjusting effectively to
change by exploring the benefits, trying new approaches, and
collaborating with others to make the change successful.
- APPLIED LEARNING - Assimilating and applying new job-related
information in a timely manner.
- BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS - Developing and leveraging relationships
within and across work groups to achieve results.
- COLLABORATING - Working cooperatively with others to help a
team or work group achieve its goals.
- COMMUNICATION - Conveying information and ideas clearly and
concisely to individuals or groups in an engaging manner that helps
them understand and retain the message; listening actively to
- CUSTOMER ORIENTATION - Placing a high priority on the internal
or external customer's perspective when making decisions and taking
action; implementing service practices that meet the customers' and
own organization's needs.
- DECISION MAKING - Identifying and understanding problems and
opportunities by gathering, analyzing, and interpreting
quantitative and qualitative information; choosing the best course
of action by establishing clear decision criteria, generating and
evaluating alternatives, and making timely decisions; taking action
that is consistent with available facts and constraints and
optimizes probable consequences.
- DIVERSITY & INCLUSIVITY - Is sensitive to cultural diversity,
race, gender, and other individual differences in the workforce;
recognizes the value of diverse perspectives and experiences and
fosters a work environment reflective of the community at
- EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE - Establishing and sustaining trusting
relationships by accurately perceiving and interpreting own and
others' emotions and behavior; leveraging insights to effectively
manage own responses so that one's behavior matches one's values
and delivers intended results.
- MANAGING RELATIONSHIPS - Meeting the personal needs of
individuals to build trust, encourage two-way communication, and
- MANAGING WORK - Effectively managing one's time and resources
to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
- PLANNING & ORGANIZING - Establishing an action plan for self
and others to complete work efficiently and on time by setting
priorities, establishing timelines, and leveraging resources.
- RESOLVING CONFLICTS - Helping others deal effectively with an
antagonistic situation to minimize damage to the relationships and
promote shared goals; using appropriate interpersonal methods to
reduce tension or conflict between two or more people and
- STRESS TOLERANCE - Maintaining stable performance under
pressure or opposition (e.g., experiencing time pressure, conflict,
or job ambiguity); handling stress in a manner that is acceptable
to others and to the organization.
- Proficient knowledge of computer use, operations and soft
wares, including Microsoft office and soft wares relevant to
SCOPE AND LEVEL
Guidelines: Guidelines are generally numerous, well established,
and directly applicable to the work assignment. Work assignment and
desired results are explained by general oral or written
Complexity: Duties assigned are generally repetitive and restricted
in scope but may be of substantial intricacy. Employee primarily
applies standardized practices.
Decision Making: Decisions or recommendations on non-standardized
situations are limited to relating organizational policies to
specific cases. Brings non-routine issues to supervisor. Problems
that are not covered by guidelines or are without precedent are
taken up with the supervisor.
Communications: Contacts with the public or employees where
explanatory or interpretive information is exchanged, gathered, or
presented and some degree of discretion and judgment are required
within the parameters of the job function.
Supervision Received: Under normal supervision, within a
standardized work situation, the employee performs duties common to
the line of work without close supervision or detailed instruction.
Work product is subject to continual review.
- Education: Associate's degree in Respiratory Therapy or
Respiratory Care is required at the time of hire.
- Experience: Minimum of one (1) year of experience delivering
respiratory therapy/care is required at the time of hire.
- Certification as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by
the National Board of Respiratory Care
- Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers from the
American Heart Association is required at the time of hire.
- Certification in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is
required within six (6) months of hire.
- Certification in Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP) is required
within six (6) months of hire if working in the Neonatal Intensive
Care Unit (NICU) and/or Maternal Fetal Care Unit (MFCU).
- Certification in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) is
required within one (1) year of hire.
- Licensure(s): Licensure as a Respiratory Therapist in the state
of Colorado is required at the time of hire.
Ability to Perform Essential Functions of the Job
- Body Movement
- Will frequently stand/walk up to 12 hours per day.
- Will frequently use hands while keyboarding and writing.
- Will frequently sit up to 2-4 hours per day while accessing
computer, talking on the telephone, and while attending
- Back and Upper Body (lifting and carrying)
- Will occasionally lift/force exerted up to 35 pounds/16
- Constantly uses sight in performance for daily job
- Constantly uses hearing in performance for daily job
- Able to assist or assume direct patient care as census directly
permits. Exposure to unsteady or falling patient: In the course of
transferring a patient, may encounter a patient who falls or loses
balance, causing employee to fall and/or bear the full weight of a
- Exposure: Exposure to blood/body fluid: Regular/Frequent.
- Exposure: Exposure to heights: Occasional.
- Exposure: Exposure to infectious diseases: Frequent.
- Exposure: Exposure to lung irritations: Occasional.
- Mental and Emotional Requirements: Independent
- Mental and Emotional Requirements: Makes decisions under
- Mental and Emotional Requirements: Manages stress
- Mental and Emotional Requirements: Works with others
Equal Employment Opportunity
It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal
opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related
factors. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other
status protected by law or regulation. Be aware that none of the
questions are intended to imply illegal preferences or
discrimination based on non-job-related information.
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