Children's Hospital Colorado Resp Therapist I - 57363 in Aurora, Colorado

Why Work at Children's....Children's Hospital Colorado has defined and delivered pediatric healthcareexcellence for more than 100 years. Founded in 1908, Children's Coloradois a leading pediatric network entirely devoted to the health and well beingof children. Continually recognized as one of the nation's outstandinghospitals by U.S. News & World Report, Children's Colorado is known bothfor its nationally and internationally recognized medical, research andeducation programs as well as the full spectrum of everyday care for kidsthroughout Colorado and surrounding states. With more than 1,000 healthcareprofessionals representing the full spectrum of pediatric specialties,Children's Colorado Network of Care includes its main campus, 16Children's Care Centers and more than 400 outreach clinics.A career at Children's Colorado will challenge you, inspire you, andmotivate you to make a difference in the life of a child.Additional InformationDepartment: South Campus Respiratory TheraHours per week: 36, eligible for benefitsShift: Straight Nights -- 7P to 7A. Shifts vary 7 days a week based ondepartment need. Every other to every third weekend commitment.Job OverviewThe Respiratory Therapist (RT) I 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 I provides healthcarerelated education to patients and families; and functions effectively withinrespiratory and inter-professional teams, fostering open communication,mutual respect, teamwork, and shared decision-making to achieve qualitypatientResponsibilitiesPopulation Specific Carea.) Neonate -b.) Infancy - >30 days to 1yrc.) Toddlers - >1yr to 3yrsd.) Pre-Schoolers - >3yrs to 5yrse.) School age - >5yrs to 13yrsf.) Adolescent - >13yrs to 18yrsg.) Adult - >18yrs to 65yrs.Essential 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.Utilizes and documents the respiratory process to provide developmentallyappropriate, culturally sensitive, evidence based care.Identifies changes in patient outcomes in the provision of care.Guides care by clinical care guidelines, policies, and standards of carein at least one patient care unit.Elicits patient values, preferences and expressed needs as part ofimplementation of care plan, evaluation of care and assessment of patient.Initiates and coordinates individualized care and education forpatients/families across the continuum using an interdisciplinary approach.Functions competently within own scope of practice as a member of theinterdisciplinary team.Integrates best current evidence with clinical knowledge and patient/familypreferences and values for delivery of optimal health care.Uses data to monitor the outcomes of care processes and use improvementmethods to design and test changes to continuously improve the quality andsafety of health care systems.Minimizes risk of harm to patients and providers through both systemeffectiveness and individual performance.Uses information and technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigateerror, and support decision-making.Other InformationCOMPETENCIESADAPTABILITY - Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes inwork responsibilities or environment (e.g., people, processes,structure, or culture); adjusting effectively to change by exploring thebenefits, trying new approaches, and collaborating with others to make thechange successful.APPLIED LEARNING - Assimilating and applying new job-related information in atimely manner.BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS - Developing and leveraging relationships within andacross work groups to achieve results.COLLABORATING - Working cooperatively with others to help a team or work groupachieve its goals.COMMUNICATION - Conveying informatio