The Association of Air Medical Services
Company Name:

Children's Hospital Colorado

Location:

Aurora/Colorado Springs, Colorado

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Medical Crew and Medical Operations

Industry:

Healthcare

Required Experience:

2 - 5 years

Required Education:

Associate Degree

Posted

September 17, 2018

Flight Respiratory Therapist

The Flight Respiratory Therapist I provides direct patient care in a transport environment, while assessing and adjusting therapies during transport in response to changes in patient outcomes; builds and maintains relationships with multidisciplinary healthcare providers; and collects, monitors, and reports on quality of care outcomes and measures.

The Flight Respiratory Therapist II provides direct patient care in a transport environment, while assessing and adjusting therapies during transport in response to changes in patient outcomes; builds and maintains relationships with multidisciplinary healthcare providers; and collects, monitors, and reports on quality of care outcomes and measures. The Flight Respiratory Therapist II also provides informal leadership and resource expertise to other flight respiratory therapists. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. These examples do not include all of the functions which the employee may be expected to perform.
• Delivers patient and family centered care in a transport environment while incorporating developmentally appropriate, culturally sensitive, evidence based care practices and methodologies. Assesses and adjust therapies during transport in response to changes in patient outcomes.
• Communicates and advocates patient values, preferences and expressed needs as part of the implementation of care plan, evaluation of care and assessment of patient/family learning needs.
• Build and maintains strong working relationships with multidisciplinary healthcare providers to provide individualized patient/family care and education while minimizing risks to the patient during transitions of care. Extends hospital resources into the referring communities through clinical care, education and outreach.
• Researches, compiles, and analyzes data and prepares case records, reports, and correspondence to facilitate communication, clinical decision making, error prevention, and care coordination.
• Collects, monitors, and reports on quality of care outcomes and measures; provides input into the continuous evaluation and improvement of internal quality and safety processes, procedures, and performance measures.
• Ensures compliance with clinical policies, procedures, and best practices in order to minimize the risk of harm to patients and providers. Ensures compliance with all safety rules and regulations while on ground and air transports
• Researches, identifies, and implements evidence based practice to improve the quality of care provided to patients/families.
• Serves on department and organization-wide committees as directed. 

Qualifications:

• EDUCATION – Bachelor’s Degree in Respiratory Therapy or Respiratory Care
• EXPERIENCE – Four Years clinical respiratory therapy experience in a Critical Care/ED.  Prefer ~ two years of flight experience
• EQUIVALENCY - Associate’s Degree in Respiratory Therapy or Respiratory Care plus two years of experience will substitute for the Bachelor’s Degree requirement.
• CERTIFICATION(S) – BLS for Healthcare Providers/CPR, Advanced Life Support Certification, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Trauma Provider Advanced Trauma Course, Certified Neonatal/Pediatric Transportation Certification, and Neonatal Resuscitation Program
• LICENSURE(S) – Registered Respiratory Therapist

 

Company Name:

Children's Hospital Colorado

Location:

Aurora/Colorado Springs, Colorado

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Medical Crew and Medical Operations

Industry:

Healthcare

Required Experience:

2 - 5 years

Required Education:

Associate Degree

Posted

September 17, 2018

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