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Certified Respiratory Therapist - Nights

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Position: Certified Respiratory Therapist
**May be filled at RRT level.
Department: Respiratory Therapy
Shift Details: Full-Time, Night Shift (7p-7a, 36 hours weekly)
Location: St Vincent's Birmingham - Birmingham, AL
 
As a Certified Respiratory Therapist with St. Vincent's Health System-AL, you will have the opportunity to provide evaluation of and care for patients with respiratory insufficiencies.
Your responsibilities will include:
  • Assessing patient for appropriate type and frequency of treatment and developing a plan of care based on diagnosis.
  • Implementing and monitoring patient care plan and equipment. Monitoring, recording and communicating patient condition. Performing advanced respiratory care modalities.
  • Evaluating respiratory practice, administration of medications, and treatment based on patient outcomes.
  • Educating the patient and family about the health condition and providing information about community support groups and other available programs.
  • Assisting with care, calibration and maintenance of all equipment. Participating in maintaining departmental inventory levels for supplies and equipment. Processing equipment per established cleaning/sterilization procedures.
  • Responding to emergency resuscitation team calls.
Licenses/Certifications/Registration:
  • Required Credential(s):
    • Licensed Respiratory Therapist credentialed from the Alabama Board of Respiratory Therapy obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date. 
    • Certified Respiratory Therapist credentialed from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date. 
    • One or more of the following:
      • BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) must be valid for 90 days post start date or must be renewed prior to start date.
  • Preferred Credential(s):
    • Certification specializing in Neonatal Resuscitation. 
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA). 
    • Advanced Life Support credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA). 
Education:
  • High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience or
  • Associate's degree, or Technical degree required
Work Experience:
  • None required.
 
 
 
St. Vincent’s Health System, part of Ascension, is made up of St. Vincent’s Birmingham, St. Vincent’s Blount, St. Vincent’s East, St. Vincent’s St. Clair, St. Vincent's One Nineteen Health and Wellness, and the St. Vincent’s Ambulatory Healthcare Network, which includes a wide range of services, from family care to home health. Together, we provide a special brand of personalized, compassionate care that balances high touch with high tech, meeting the needs of people in more than 40 communities.
 
St. Vincent’s Birmingham Hospital:
St. Vincent’s Birmingham is located downtown and it has over 400 beds and provides space for many physician offices.  We are currently in a large renovation project to create more patient rooms and waiting areas. St. Vincent’s provides care for many patients within the downtown area and surrounding communities.   Known for our Birth Suites and Ortho Sports service line, St. Vincent’s has a strong reputation in the Birmingham as the hospital of choice for many services and the hospital is easy to get to from any location.
We make welcoming your baby into the world a truly special experience. Known as “where babies come from,” St. Vincent’s Birmingham has a longstanding tradition of outstanding maternity services. Today, we’re once again transforming maternity care by empowering moms to make decisions about their birth experience through Monogram Maternity. St. Vincent’s Birmingham Monogram Maternity offers expectant moms a birth experience as customized as your own monogram.
St. Vincent’s Birmingham (Downtown)–
  • Largest faith-based, not for profit hospital in Birmingham.
  • Currently renovating hospital rooms and waiting areas.
  • Expansion of our parking decks to accommodate patients and employees.
  • Free parking for our associates.
  • Several satellite parking lots available with free shuttle service to the hospital.
  • Friendly family environment.
  • “Where Babies come from!”
  • World renowned Andrews Sports Medicine Orthopedic Center.
  • Downtown location appeals to those that love city life, just minutes from great restaurants, entertainment, historical sites and affordable housing.
  • Skilled staff that care about the patients and each other.
Why Join Ascension?
Ascension (www.ascension.org) is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes approximately 156,000 associates and 34,000 aligned providers. The national health system operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 151 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 21 states and the District of Columbia, while providing a variety of services including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.
 
Our Values:
Service of the Poor - Generosity of spirit, especially for persons most in need
  • Reverence - Respect and compassion for the dignity and diversity of life
  • Integrity - Inspiring trust through personal leadership
  • Wisdom - Integrating excellence and stewardship
  • Creativity - Courageous innovation
  • Dedication - Affirming the hope and joy of our ministry
Our Vision: To be the recognized healthcare Employer of choice.
 
Equal Employment Opportunity 
As an equal opportunity employer, St. Vincent's and all its ministries comply with all applicable employment laws and regulations.  In order to provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at St. Vincent's and all its ministries based on merit, qualifications and abilities.
 
Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, age or any other characteristic protected by law.                                         
 
Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.
 
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Job ID: 381741
Category: Respiratory Therapy
Ministry: St. Vincent's Health System, AL
Location: Birmingham, AL

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