Charge Respiratory Therapist

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.
Qualifications:
Position Requirements: Licensure / Certification / Registration: Licensed to practice as an RT in the State of Colorado. Must have ACLS, PALS and NRp certifications

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



  1. 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.



  1. 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.


Company Description:

At its founding in 1968, Nashville-based HCA was one of the nation's first hospital companies. Today, we are the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, a company comprised of locally managed facilities that includes about 165 hospitals and 115 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and England and employing approximately 204,000 people. Approximately four to five percent of all inpatient care delivered in the country today is provided by HCA facilities. Milton Johnson serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HCA.




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