Charge Respiratory Therapist
Aurora , Colorado
December 18, 2017
The Medical Center of Aurora is Metro Denver's first community hospital to earn a Magnet Recognition for nursing excellence. This hospital has received multiple awards and or certifications for Primary Stroke, and Chest Pain. TMCA was ranked as a #4 hospital in the Denver Metro area and the #4 hospital in Colorado in US News & World Report's 2014-2015 Best Hospital Rankings. TMCA is a Level II Trauma Center and a Level III NICU. TMCA is also an Emergency Nurse Association Lantern Award Recipient for 2013-2016, State of the art Heart Care Tower, Community Hospital Cancer Program accreditation from America College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. NAPBC-accredited Breast Cancer Care Center, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children's affiliation, and an affiliate of HealthOne, Denver's largest healthcare center.
Position Summary: This position supports the mission of The Medical Center of Aurora/Centennial Medical Plaza of optimizing quality of life of all those served by expanding beyond the traditional focus on medical needs to the needs of the whole person.

The Medical Center of Aurora/Centennial Medical Plaza expects our core values to be reflected in the way every employee interacts with co-workers, patients and family members, and with others in the community. The intent of these values is to assure that TMCA/CMP creates the environment where individuals choose to work, and that patient care services are of the highest quality.

The Charge Respiratory Therapist provides direction, serves as a resource and acts as a role model for staff to ensure comprehensive and safe patient care. The Charge Therapist serves as a liaison and promotes teamwork within the department. The Charge Therapist assists the Director in establishing unit specific goals, determining work procedures and expediting work flow; ensuring compliance with policies and procedures and regulatory compliances; following staffing matrix/productivity standards, assisting with evaluations and chart audits and performing any duties as assigned.

The Charge Therapist assists the staff in patient care assessment, planning interventions and being involved in problem solving. The Charge Therapist performs delegated duties consistent with his/her scope of practice and functions within the philosophy and overall plan of care delivery. The Charge Therapist is also a RT who demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care for his/her patients based on criteria that is age appropriate and is based on the physical, psychosocial, cultural, safety and learning needs of the individual patient.
Position Requirements: Licensure / Certification / Registration: Licensed to practice as an RT in the State of Colorado. Current Basic Life Support upon hire (BLS) and any unit specific certification: Advanced Cardiac Life Support within 6 months (ACLS); Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS); Neonatal Resuscitation Practitioner (NRP) all within 1 year of hire.

Education : Graduate of an accredited school of Respiratory Therapy. Registered Respiratory Therapist required. BSN preferred. Activity in professional organizations encouraged.

Experience : Minimum two years of experience as an RT. Previous experience in charge/supervisory position desirable. Education, experience or certification specific to clinical area recommended.

Special Qualifications : Continuing demonstration of clinical and leadership competency. Commitment and understanding of staffing matrix/productivity standard. Committed to the goals of the unit, patient safety initiatives and positive patient experience.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities : Demonstrates good organizational skills. Provides safe and appropriate patient care within the standards of nursing practice. Displays judgment and superior problem solving skills. Communicates positively and professionally with all internal and external customers.

Degrees of Supervision Required: Under supervision of Director, expected to perform most job duties independently and in accordance with established departmental and hospital policies and procedures.

Populations and ages of Patients Served: This position requires knowledge of growth and developmental needs of patients and families. Personnel in this position must recognize and respond to the behaviors of patients and families in each age category. The employee must be able to demonstrate the special skills required to care for patients and their families according to standards. (The skills and knowledge needed to provide such care may be gained through education, training or experience.)

A little about us:
HCA is the nation’s leading private provider of healthcare services. Comprised of locally managed facilities which include 230,000 employees at over 160 hospitals, over 120 surgery centers and 100 urgent care facilities in 20 states and the United Kingdom

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