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CRT Certified Respiratory Therapist

Company: Banner Health
Location: Fallon
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Job Description:

Primary City/State:Fallon, NevadaDepartment Name:Respiratory Thrpy-HospWork Shift:NightJob Category:Clinical Care**$10,000 Sign on Bonus and Relocation Assistance Available**(Recruiter to provide details during interview process)Health care is constantly changing, and at Banner Health, we are at the front of that change. We are leading health care to make the experience the best it can be. We want to change the lives of those in our care - and the people who choose to take on this challenge. If changing health care for the better sounds like something you want to be part of, we want to hear from you.As a CRT, you can bring your experience and passion for health care to our Respiratory team at Banner Churchill Community Hospital in Fallon, Nevada! The Churchill Respiratory Therapy department is highly engaged in teamwork, which allows staff to have the ability to cross train to critical care areas more easily. Churchill is a small, rural, critical-access facility with 25 beds. We have 4 ICU beds, a 20-bed tele/med-surg unit, 4 L&D beds, and a busy 16-bed ER. Banner Churchill utilizes some of the new respiratory therapy technologies like the Puritan Bennett 980 vents, BiPap V60s, and Vapotherms. We are the only hospital in Fallon, and take pride in serving our community.Banner Churchill's respiratory team is a small department, which feels like a family environment, consisting of 8 full-time employees. Staff and leadership are supportive of one another. Within the department, there are opportunities for growth as a Certified Respiratory therapist. These opportunities include more time for quality patient care, many opportunities to volunteer through the hospital in the community, as well as the ability to cross train to cardiopulmonary rehab, PFT and cardiac stress testing.The current available shift is full-time, working 36 hours/week, on Night shift (3 12's). Enjoy an 18%-night shift differential when you work a minimum of 2 hours in the night shift "window" which is 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. and a flat rate $3/hour weekend shift differential. Your pay and benefits are important components of your journey at Banner Health. This opportunity includes the option to participate in a variety of health, financial, and security benefits.Located in Fallon, Nev., Banner Churchill Community Hospital is a 25-bed licensed hospital offering the most comprehensive array of medical services in rural northern Nevada. We provide comprehensive and emergency care, including an ambulance service that covers more than 5,900 square miles. This makes us one of only two hospital-operated paramedic/EMT/EMS providers in northern Nevada. Our location in Fallon - a short drive from both Reno and Lake Tahoe - offers a wealth of lifestyle advantages, including rustic, rural charm, along with a recreational wonderland of outdoor sports, such as boating, fishing, hiking, biking, skiing, hunting, horseback riding and off-roading.POSITION SUMMARY
This position applies basic fundamental techniques of respiratory therapy to patients in a variety of health care settings.

CORE FUNCTIONS
1. Performs all modalities of basic respiratory care as prescribed by physicians and/or licensed independent practitioners in accordance with established department/hospital policies and procedures such as breathing treatments, lung expansion therapy, noninvasive ventilation and oxygen therapy.

2. Applies and manages mechanical ventilators with physician and/or licensed independent practitioner oversight, recommending adjustments to improve clinical condition, patient comfort and to expedite the weaning process.

3. Assembles, disassembles, operates, maintains, troubleshoots, cleans and performs adjustments in the applications of durable medical equipment and circuitry used in the delivery of respiratory care as prescribed in accordance with established department/hospital policies and procedures.

4. Performs basic assessment of patient's disease process and response to therapy ordered and documents therapy provided in an accurate and complete manner in accordance with established department/hospital policies and procedures.

5. Communicates and collaborates with resource staff in formulating care plans, recommendations for change in therapy and identification/resolution of problems and when confronted with unfamiliar situations, procedures and techniques.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Associate or technical degree.

Proof of having passed the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) as a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT). A current license in state practiced as required by state law. In the state of Nevada, all incumbents must have their Blood Gas Technologist certification. Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) required. In Home Care setting, must possess valid driver's license and be eligible for coverage under the company auto insurance policy. Employees working for Banner Home Care/Hospice must possess an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the card for the duration of their employment.

Must have basic knowledge of clinical techniques, applications and equipment. Must possess highly effective human relation skills necessary to interface with patients, families, staff and other healthcare personnel.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

Keywords: Banner Health, Sparks , CRT Certified Respiratory Therapist, Healthcare , Fallon, Nevada

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