RESPIRATORY THERAPIST (RRT) in Indianapolis, IN at Eskenazi Health

Date Posted: 11/19/2019

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Organization: HHC

Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services at the 315-bed hospital and outpatient facilities both on and off of the Eskenazi Health downtown campus as well as at 10 Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis.



JOB SUMMARY:

Proactively contributes to Eskenazi Health's mission:  Advocate, Care, Teach and Serve with special emphasis on the vulnerable population of Marion County.  Models Eskenazi Health values of Professionalism, Respect, Innovation, Development and Excellence



ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:



Patient Care:

Provides age appropriate respiratory care in all assigned areas

Delivers respiratory care via assessment, critical thinking, and monitoring, while exercising multi-disciplinary communication

Adheres to all universal precautions

Administers all respiratory care as ordered by physicians

Responds to, and participates in, all emergent situations within the assigned area

Performs all transports for critically ill patients requiring mechanical ventilation

Provides gas administration as prescribed by a physician

Provides appropriate and complete education about respiratory therapy to patients and families



Documentation/Administrative Duties:

Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication skills

Participates in orientation of employees and/or students to the specified area as required

Provides accurate, timely and complete documentation of all patient care administered

Submits accurate and complete charges daily with medical record and patient number as required

Submits requests for time off and time correction electronically in a timely manner



Professional Responsibilities:

Complies with state licensure and practice guidelines

Complies with all organizational policies

Participates in in-services, and continuing education opportunities to remain current in respiratory care

Attends 75% of all departmental meetings

Complies with AARC Statement of Ethics and Professional Conduct

Represents the department in a professional manner

Serves as a resource to co-workers and all disciplines within the organization

Responds to pages and phone calls promptly

Passes all required competencies



JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Graduate from an AMA approved program for Respiratory Care with a minimum of an Associate Degree in Respiratory Therapy

Licensed as a Respiratory Care Practitioner in the state of Indiana

Credentialed as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the NBRC; new graduates will be required to obtain the RRT credential within 12 months from the date of graduation

Current in BLS, ACLS, and organizational required annual education



Eskenazi Health offers comprehensive benefits including, tuition reimbursement, retirement plans through OneAmerica, various on-campus dining options, a free fitness gym, free employee wellness programs, sky farm access and more. Come and be a part of our PRIDE values! 

Accredited by The Joint Commission and named one of the nation’s 150 best places to work by Becker’s Hospital Review for three consecutive years and Forbes list of best places to work for women, and Forbes list of America’s best midsize employers’ Eskenazi Health’s programs have received national recognition while also offering new health care opportunities to the local community. As the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the city’s primary EMS provider, Eskenazi Health is also home to the first adult Level I trauma center in Indiana, the only verified adult burn center in Indiana, the first community mental health center in Indiana and the Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care – Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, just to name a few.

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