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Respiratory Therapist

Company: AMITA Health
Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: May 9, 2020

Job Description:

We Are Hiring

Respiratory Therapist - Respiratory Care Unit - Full-Time, Night shift 6:30PM - 7:00 AM - Presence Holy Family Medical Center - Des Plaines, IL

Why Join AMITA?

AMITA Health (www.AMITAhealth.org) is a joint operating company formed by the Adventist Health System in Altamonte Springs, FL and St. Louis, MO based Ascension.

AMITA Health is the largest health system in Illinois, comprising 19 hospitals and more than 230 sites of care. The health system has 900 providers in its medical groups, more than 26,000 associates and 7,000 physician partners and serves over 4.3 million residents in the greater Chicagoland area.

What You Will Do

As an Associate with AMITA Health, you will have the opportunity to

Provides evaluation of and care for patients with respiratory insufficiencies.

Responsibilities:

* Assesses patient for appropriate type and frequency of treatment and develops a plan of care based on diagnosis.
* Implements and monitors patient care plan and equipment.
* Monitors, records and communicates patient condition.
* Performs advanced respiratory care modalities.
* Evaluates respiratory practice, administration of medications, and treatment based on patient outcomes.
* Educates the patient and family about the health condition and provides information about community support groups and other available programs.
* Assists with care, calibration and maintenance of all equipment.
* Participates in maintaining departmental inventory levels for supplies and equipment.
* Processes equipment per established cleaning/sterilization procedures.
* Responds to emergency resuscitation team calls.

What You Will Need

Licenses/Certifications/Registration:

* Required Credential(s):
* BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.
* Respiratory Care Practitioner credentialed from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation obtained within 4 Months (120 days) of hire date or job transfer date. (New graduates must have receipt of payment for application to IDFPR upon hire)


* Preferred Credential(s):
* Respiratory Therapist credentialed from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). New grads must have proof of passing entry level exam, CRT. Proof can include; passing scores,certificate from the NBRC or letter from the NBRC stating passing of exam.



Education:

* High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Technical degree required

Work Experience:

* None required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

AMITA Health will provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all associates and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, genetic information, carrier status or any other legally protected status or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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