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Facility: Bemidji Medical Center
Location: Bemidji, MN
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 40.00
The scope of work for a respiratory therapist includes assessment, therapeutic intervention and education for patients with cardiopulmonary disorders and/or sleep disorders or associated complications. Respiratory therapists assess individuals to prevent, detect, monitor and manage disease and complications. Respiratory therapists provide therapeutic interventions to directly impact cardiopulmonary health as well as overall health status according to established goals and interdisciplinary care plans. Respiratory therapists provide education to promote preventative care, self-management, enhanced cardiopulmonary health and quality of life. May provide education and data management relative to sleep-disordered breathing. Performs regular assessments of patients and the equipment they are using in order to adjust therapy. Collect and/or analyzes patients' blood and other specimens to determine levels of oxygen, carbon dioxide and other gases. Measures the patient's lung capacity to determine if there are any impairments. Offers diagnosis results and treatment suggestions based on the analysis of the patient.
If Respiratory Therapy is your passion, work with an employer that takes pride in its employees, the patient care that they help provide and the excellence each individual brings. Every day, we show that commitment by delivering the highest quality of care to the communities we serve. Respiratory Therapist have a growing presence in health care. Sanford Health would love to help you achieve your career goals as an RT. The RT Sponsorship is financial assistance to support tuition and other expenses while you progress through your schools RT program. Upon graduation, Sanford and the sponsored student will partner for a full time employment commitment at Sanford Health as an RT in Bemidji for two or three years. Current students are eligible to apply. This sponsorship can be used in conjunction with other financial aid.
•Must be enrolled into an RT program
•Commit to working 2 or 3 years full time as an RT after graduation
•Must maintain a GPA that meets program requirements and show forward progression through the program of study
•Must sign a contract before payments are processed
•Must commit to participating in Sanford Check-Ins (email, phone, or in person) during program of study
Application is open September 21st to November 20th. When completing your application please include the following:
•Essay on why you chose a Respiratory Therapy major and what you look to gain from working at Sanford Health (Max 500 words)
•Letter of Recommendation (this cannot be a family member)
A degree in Respiratory Care from an accredited respiratory care program is required; minimum associate degree or equivalent as defined by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).
Respiratory Therapists must have a thorough knowledge and understanding of all procedures, indications, contraindications and hazards involved in respiratory care, as well as knowledge of equipment utilized in their department. Demonstrates the ability and knowledge required to utilize computers for patient documentation and data gathering for quality care. Must complete orientations, competency validations, and other in-servicing as required by the department and hospital.
Must have current Respiratory Therapy licensure in state(s) of practice and/or possess multi-state licensure privileges as required by position.
Must have Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credentials as attained through the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) and maintain active status according to NBRC credentialing requirements.
Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) is required. Must obtain site-specific specialty credential(s) such as Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), etc.
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Job Function: Allied Health
Req Number: R-30128