Typical pay range: $28.79 - $39.75
"This position is eligible for a combined sign on and retention
bonus in the amount of $5,000.00*. To qualify for the bonus,
candidates must not have been employed by St. Charles Health System
in the last 6 months.
*Bonuses are available to external applicants only and are subject
to all applicable tax withholdings. "
ST. CHARLES HEALTH SYSTEM
Respiratory Therapist II
Manager Respiratory Therapy
Creating America’s healthiest community, together
In the spirit of love and compassion, better health, better care,
Accountability, Caring and Teamwork
DEPARTMENT SUMMARY: At St. Charles, the team of
physicians and respiratory therapists use specially developed
protocols to determine each patient’s plan of care, and adjust the
course of action for every individual’s condition. Respiratory
therapist treat many different disease, which include Asthma,
Bronchitis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema,
Neuromuscular and Metabolic Disorders, Pneumonia and Pulmonary
Fibrosis. The team also assists people with respiratory
complications from heart attacks, trauma, premature birth, cystic
fibrosis, lung cancer, AIDS and more. Respiratory therapists serve
patients on an outpatient basis as well as throughout St. Charles
Health System's four hospitals, providing coverage
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Respiratory Therapist II
provides respiratory assessment, support, treatment and diagnostic
tests as part of the healthcare team in accordance with the St.
Charles Health System’s mission, philosophy, policies, and
procedures while applying standards for professional respiratory
practice in the clinical setting. The Respiratory Therapist
performs duties according to physician's orders, utilizing
knowledge and judgment in regard to technique and patient
treatment. The Respiratory Therapist will be responsible for adult,
geriatric, pediatric and neonatal patient respiratory care as
assigned. This position does not directly supervise any other
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:
Manages, assesses, plans, and evaluates care for patients with
acute and/or chronic cardiopulmonary deficiencies and abnormalities
Performs established respiratory care procedures for patients
within department scope of practice
Ventilator management – Manages all modes of mechanical
ventilation, including lung protective strategies, monitoring
patient/ventilator interactions and lung mechanics. Delivery of
aerosolized medications and metered dose inhalers. Delivery
of exogenous gases (nitric oxide and heliox)
Airway Management – Responsible for management of artificial
airways and tracheostomy tubes, trachesostomy tube exchanges and
decannulation. Assists with fiberoptic bronchoscopy and
intubations. Assists with moderate sedation.
Patient monitoring- Monitors arterial blood gases, EtC02, SP02,
blood pressure, vital signs, and other monitoring related to
Respiratory protocols – Conducts assessment and implementation
of protocols for oxygen, bronchopulmonary hygiene, bronchodialator,
lung expansion, hypoxic risk protocol.
Oxygen therapy – Conducts assessment and implementation of
oxygen therapy to include low and high flow oxygen therapy with
Performs EKGs as needed at some locations.
Additional job related duties may include participation in Code
Blue, Trauma Team, Rapid Response, Neonatal resuscitation and high
risk newborn deliveries.
Calculates dosages and administers medications accurately
in accordance with St. Charles Health System policies and
procedures for medication administration.
Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers,
patients and guests.
Documents all patient care with proficiency in compliance
with hospital policies, procedures and regulatory
Identifies work-related problems with possible solutions and
implements solution(s) (within scope of practice), when
Participates in creating a healing environment that supports all
aspects of the care environment and the wholeness of each
individual, patient and caregiver.
Participates in creating intentional relationships and
demonstrates focus attitudes and behaviors that enhance the care
Provides a therapeutic presence in service to others by
purposefully responding to the needs of patients in a caring way,
including introducing oneself and explaining role in patient’s
care, asking the patient his or her preferred name, sitting
with the patient to determine his or her care goals, active
listening, and communicating effectively and appropriately through
touch, eye contact, etc.
Supports the vision, mission and values of the organization in
Supports Value Improvement Practice (VIP- Lean) principles of
continuous improvement with energy and enthusiasm, functioning as a
champion of change.
Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers,
patients and guests
Conducts all activities with the highest standards of
professionalism and confidentiality. Complies with all
applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting
the organization’s corporate integrity efforts by acting in an
ethical and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected
violation of applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all
organizational investigations and proceedings.
Delivers customer service and/or patient care in a manner that
promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient and accurate.
May perform additional duties of similar complexity within the
organization, as required or assigned.
May be required to float to other St. Charles Health System
campus locations based on operational needs as directed by
Lead Therapist – (In addition to the duties and
responsibilities listed above)
Provides guidance and leadership for staff during assigned
shifts (acts as a resource, makes decisions as necessary).
Distributes workload for shift and assures proper assignments
per qualifications/credentials of staff. Assesses staffing
throughout the shift, makes adjustments as necessary and assures
staffing needs are addressed for the oncoming shift.
Performs quality assurance audits
Provides manager with feedback of departmental needs and
Acts as a role model for the Respiratory Therapy staff in
maintaining departmental policies and procedures and demonstrates
leadership skills in handling interpersonal conflict and
Required: As required for Respiratory Care Practitioner
Preferred: Bachelor of Science
Required: Current Respiratory Therapist licensure with
the Oregon Health Licensing office.
Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) registration.
NRP required to be assigned to NICU/FBC or to function as a lead
ACLS, and PALS within six (6) months of hire
AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider
Valid Oregon driver’s license and ability to meet St.
Charles Health System driving requirements.
Ability to travel to all St. Charles Health System
worksites as required.
Preferred: At least 2 years of hospital experience
Emergency and trauma experience
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment
(PPE) required to perform the job safely.
ADDITIONAL POSITION INFORMATION:
Ability to effectively interact and communicate with all levels
within SCHS and patients/family members/customers.
Must have excellent communication skills and ability to interact
with a diverse population and professionally represent SCHS.
Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills.
Strong team working and collaborative skills.
Strong analytical, problem solving and decision making
Basic to intermediate ability and experience in computer
applications, specifically electronic medical records system and MS
Continually (75% or more): Standing and walking, keyboard
operation, use of clear and audible speaking voice and the ability
to hear normal speech level.
Frequently (50%): Sitting, lifting/carrying/pushing or
pulling 1-25 pounds. The use and operation of a motor vehicle for
Home Health and Wound Caregivers.
Occasionally (25%): Bending, stooping/kneeling/crouching,
climbing ladder/step-stool (varies by area), reaching overhead,
lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 25-50 pounds,
grasping/squeezing, ability to hear whispered speech
Rarely (10%): Climbing stairs.
Never (0%): Climbing ladder/step-stool (varies by
area), operation of a motor vehicle.
Exposure to Elemental Factors
Rarely (10%): Wet/slippery area, chemical
Never (0%): Heat, cold, noise, dust, vibration,
Blood-Borne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure Category
Risk for Exposure to BB
Schedule Weekly Hours:
Second Shift (United States of America)
Is Exempt Position?
Scheduled Days of the Week:
Variable; includes every other weekend and holidays
Shift Start & End Time:
0900 & 2130