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Date: Mar 13, 2018

Location: Louisville, CO, US 80027

Company: Centura Health

Located minutes from Boulder, CO, in the charming community of Louisville, Avista Adventist Hospital is a comprehensive medical center that provides a full-range of medical specialties and exceptional health care to residents of Louisville, Broomfield and the surrounding Boulder area communities.  With 114-beds, this full-service facility has been honored for excellence in cardiac, mom/baby and emergency care. It is also home to one of the area’s top joint and spine care centers specializing in hip and knee replacement, as well as spine surgery.  Avista is proud to be recognized for its award-winning New Life Center, the area's most innovative birth center and large Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery.  In 2013, Avista was named among the Top 100 Hospitals for Patient Experience by Women Certified® ( for quality physician communications, nurse/staff responsiveness, superior cleanliness and referrals by other women.  With some of the lowest turnover and highest associate satisfaction scores in the industry, Avista Adventist Hospital has an excellent local reputation for its supportive culture, visionary leadership, strong team and daily living of what it means to truly care for the whole person – body, mind and spirit.

Job Description/Job Posting ID: 112805

Recruiter Contact: Gwyn Williams -

Clinic/Department: 7374 AAH PULMONARY 


Schedule: Per Request Needed

Shift: Variable


Position Summary

Perform respiratory procedures under physician direction in all patient areas. Responsible for patient assessments, care plans, plan implementation and evaluation and revision of therapy plan as needed. Collaborates with other professional disciplines to ensure the most effective and efficient care delivery and achievement of desired patient outcomes. Utilizes knowledge of patient’s age and cultural diversity in the provision of patient care. Supports the organization vision and mission and practices performance improvement techniques to assure the delivery of the most effective patient care.

Minimum Education Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree, preferred

  • Completion of an accredited Respiratory Therapy Education Program, i.e. CoARC, JRCRTE, or CAAHEP

Minimum Experience Requirements

  • 1 year of respiratory therapy experience, preferred

  • Prior use of electronic medical records (EMR), preferred


  • Current credential of CRT or RRT by N.B.R.C Current state Respiratory Therapist Licensure (RLT) in applicable state of employment.

  • Current BLS certification from American Heart Association

  • Current ACLS certification from American Heart Association upon hire or obtain within 6 months of hire (for locations in Kansas, ACLS is required within 1 year of hire/transfer date).

  • Current PALS certification upon hire or obtain within 6 months of hire for Avista, Castle Rock, Littleton, Parker, St. Anthony North Health Campus, St. Francis Medical Center, St. Mary Corwin, St. Thomas More, Porter, Mercy, Longmont

  • Current NRP certification upon hire or obtain within 6 months of hire for Avista, Castle Rock, Littleton, Parker, St. Anthony North Health Campus, St. Francis Medical Center, St. Mary Corwin, St. Thomas More, Mercy, Longmont

Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an *)

  • Delivers respiratory care procedures to patients in general, acute, critical care and emergency areas according to departmental policies and procedures.*

  • Performs therapeutic modalities including patient monitoring, medication delivery, ventilation management ,expansion therapy, and bronchial hygiene. *

  • Performs diagnostic testing including ABG's, PFT's, EKG's, cardiac, bronchoscopy, and pulse oximetry. *

  • Assists in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency care by providing airway maintenance and management, cardiac support and other assistance as needed to expedite patient and physician needs.

  • Responds to patient needs in a timely, effective manner. *

  • Provides patient and family education and teaching. *

  • Transports patients within the hospital or between facilities. *

  • Ability to provide on-call coverage outside of standard scheduled hours per department and/or facility policy. *

  • Develops care plan from thorough assessment via protocol criteria or directed physician order. *

  • Documents all patient care activities including evaluations, progress notes and detailed treatment records per standards of practice, legal requirements and regulatory/third party payer requirements. *

  • Documents ongoing status, interventions, patient response and outcomes to correctly capture billing charges. *

  • customers concerning respiratory therapy services by direct verbal and/or written communication respecting confidentiality at all times. *

  • Technical and interpersonal problem solving. *

  • Determines the proper function of all equipment used and make interventions as needed. *

  • Anticipates, recognizes and assists others in identifying patient complications and reactions related to respiratory care. *

  • Demonstrates effective time management and is proactive in prioritizing workload and meeting productivity requirements. *

  • Adapts to rapidly changing technologies, policies, regulations, census and staffing through priority setting and flexibility. *

  • Participates in personal, professional and program development by attending department in-services, meetings and by sharing professional expertise to enhance quality of professional services and staffdevelopment.*

  • Assists in training respiratory therapy staff, students and other hospital personnel. *

  • Acts as a resource for new staff members and co-workers by sharing information and providing education.*

Physical Requirements

Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly


Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. 

Nearest Major Market: Boulder
Nearest Secondary Market: Denver

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