Under general supervision, functions as a respiratory therapy department expert clinician responsible for the ongoing professional development and competency of the respiratory therapy staff. The scope of activities includes updating staff on clinical issues as well as new practice theory and procedures, the orientation of new employees, the facilitation and/or teaching of many types of educational programs, direct patient care activities and coordination of student educational experiences.
All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has
Education: Graduation from an AMA approved School for Registration in Respiratory Care, passing score on the NBRC examination for Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) at the time of application. Bachelor’s degree in Respiratory Care or Education preferred.
Experience: Typically four years’ experience as a Respiratory Therapist.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Excellent knowledge of general pulmonary and cardiac medicine theory, standards and practices for all patient populations. Communicates effectively with members of the healthcare team, patients and families, often under stress or emergency situations. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to read, interpret and follow detailed oral, written and illustrated instructions. Customer Service, Communication, partnering, problem-solving, ability to use data base and word processing applications. knowledge of respiratory disease management.
Certificate/License/Registration: Must posses and maintain current License to Practice Respiratory Therapy in the State of Colorado. Must be BLS, ACLS, NRP, PALS certified. All Certifications and Licenses required for this job must be kept current as a condition of continued employment.
Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver’s 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado’s primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.
Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.
We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
“Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.”