Intermountain Healthcare Respiratory Thpst-Life Flight - Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah

Job ID:211811
Greater Salt Lake area

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Job Description

The respiratory therapist for Life Flight demonstrates advanced critical thinking in working autonomously and in collaboration with other health care providers in the delivery of care to critically ill or injured patients in diverse and non-traditional settings.

Essential Job Duties

  • Provides care based on review and analysis of patient information received from referring health care providers, the patient record, and initial and ongoing assessment of physical findings. Demonstrates effective, independent critical thinking process and autonomous and collaborative practice in the provision of patient care. Demonstrates proficiency in use of specialty team equipment in the transport environment.

  • Communicates in an effective and timely manner with team members, communication specialists, control physicians, referring and receiving health care personnel, and patient/family members. Coordinates and effectively communicates decision making process and plan for patient care with team member and other health care providers, where possible and appropriate. Patient record/respiratory care record completed as defined by service.

  • Ensures that patient care environment, equipment and supplies are available, clean and functioning appropriately. Maintains a safe environment for self, team members, and patients.

  • Evaluates transports according to Life Flight Quality Management criteria and guidelines as defined by service.Actively seeks to develop self.

  • Actively seeks to foster education and development of peers and other health care professionals. Presents/participates in selected case reviews in flight meetings. Participates in the education of team members and/or other health care providers.

Posting Specifics

  • Entry Rate: Based on Experience
  • Benefits Eligible: No
  • Shift Details: This is a PRN position
  • Department: Life Flight Rotor Wing
  • Additional Details: We have a PRN - Respiratory Therapist position supporting our life flight team located at our Intermountain Medical Center.

Minimum Requirements

  • Current State of Utah license to practice as a Respiratory Therapist.
  • Current certification as a Registered Respiratory Therapist.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for healthcare providers.
  • Certification(s) as appropriate to area(s) of practice: Neonatal Resuscitation [NRP]; Pediatric Advanced Life Support [PALS]; Advanced Cardiac Life Support [ACLS].
  • Experience in area of practice required (team specific).
  • Must be able to be at the Life Flight fixed wing base location within 30 minutes of dispatch.
  • Specific to Children's Services: Must be able to attend to a patient in the MRI scanner.
  • Specific to Children's Services: Two years of neonatal or pediatric critical care experience.
  • Specific to Adult Services: Minimum of two years of ICU experience.
  • To take Rotor Wing flights, Respiratory Therapists must weigh less than 206 pounds fully-dressed at the time of hire and must maintain that weight.

Physical Requirements

  • Ongoing need for employee to see and read information, labels, assess patient needs, operate monitors, identify equipment and supplies.
  • Frequent interactions with patient care providers, patients, and visitors that require employee to verbally communicate as well as hear and understand spoken information, alarms, needs, and issues quickly and accurately, particularly during emergency situations.
  • Manual dexterity of hands and fingers to manipulate complex and delicate equipment with precision and accuracy. This includes frequent computer use and typing for documenting patient care, accessing needed information, medication preparation, etc.
  • Expected to lift and utilize full range of movement to transfer patients. Will also bend to retrieve, lift, and carry supplies and equipment. Typically includes items of varying weights, up to and including heavy items.
  • Need to walk and assist with transporting/ambulating patients and obtaining and distributing supplies and equipment. This includes pushing/pulling gurneys and portable equipment, including heavy items. Often required to navigate small and enclosed space, as well as crowded and busy rooms (full of equipment, power cords on the floor, etc).
  • May be expected to stand in a stationary position for an extended period of time.

Preferred Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution.
  • RT transport credential.
  • Critical Care Experience.

Please Note

All positions subject to close without notice. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Additional Details:

Working Hours 0

Primary Work Location Intermountain Medical Center

Expertise Respiratory

Job Type On-Call / PRN

Location US-UT-Murray