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Allina Health

Respiratory Therapist

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Employer
Allina Health
Posted
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Closes
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Location
Cambridge MN
Category
Employment Status

Further information

Introduction

Allina Health is a not-for-profit system of hospitals, clinics and other health care services with more than 23,500 employees, 5,000 physicians and 2,500 volunteers dedicated to meeting the lifelong health care needs of patients and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Allina is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

Cambridge Medical Center, located in Cambridge, Minn., just north of the Twin Cities metro area, is a large multi-specialty clinic and a 57-bed hospital on one campus. Cambridge Medical Center has 900 employees and 50 physicians. Dedicated to providing patient-centered care in an atmosphere that promotes healing and comfort, Cambridge Medical Center provides services to more than 136,000 inpatients and outpatients each year.


Responsibilities

  • Administers therapies, techniques and services offered by Respiratory Care Department
  • Serves as a resource regarding respiratory care
  • Institutes, monitors, and maintains mechanical ventilators, continuous positive pressure devices, oxygen and humidity devices
  • Institutes, monitors and maintains therapy gases such as oxygen
  • Administers aerosol, MDI, postural drainage with percussion, and chest-wall oscillation (vest and IPV) treatments
  • Maintains equipment in proper working order
  • Obtains blood samples for analyzing blood gas and acid-base values from arterial, venous and peripheral lines and from capillary samples
  • Performs bedside spirometry, oximetry (including overnight and walking) and capnography
  • Manages and directs patient care according to assess and treat protocols/pathways

Education

  • Graduate of an accredited Respiratory Therapy education program 

Qualifications

Experience

  • One year minimum adult and pediatric acute care experience

Skills

  • Invasive and non-invasive mechanical ventilation, CPAP, oxygen titration and humidity devices, arterial blood gas sampling, aerosol delivery, airway clearance techniques, spirometry, oximetry, protocols

Licensure/Certifications

  • BLS
  • Medical Terminology
  • MN RT License

Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule

  • Part time position 24 hours per week
  • 12 hour shifts
  • Nights shifts (Monday & Tuesday 7:00pm-7:30am)
  • Opportunity to pick up various shifts D/E/N
  • Weekend Rotations: Every 3rd weekend
  • Non-Contract

Location/Community Information

The increased population and business growth in and around Cambridge have elevated the community to the status of a regional hub in East Central Minnesota for shopping, services, entertainment, employment and education. Cambridge residents enjoy a community that maintains its small town feel, yet is only 45 minutes from the metropolitan Minneapolis-Saint Paul entertainment and sports venues. The community is surrounded by lakes, rivers, and woods and offers residents a quiet lifestyle with unlimited recreational opportunities. Education is a priority among the residents who take pride in the excellent schools and community college in Cambridge.

Cambridge:

  • Located 45 miles North of Minneapolis/St. Paul
  • Population = 7,500
  • Service Area = 30,000

Community Resource Links:

Community Information                           School Digger

Explore Minnesota                                    MN Dept of Education

Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine              St. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living Magazine                   Star Tribune


Closing Statement

If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EEO / AA


 

Allina Health

At Allina Health, we’re here to care for, guide, inspire and comfort the millions of patients we see each year at our 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals and through a wide variety of specialty care services throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin.