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Respiratory Therapist

Company: Advocate Health Care
Location: Libertyville
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Job Description:

Advocate Health Care, the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Our Corporate Support & Operations Services are equally committed to advancing Advocate's goal of building lifelong relationships with patients by delivering the best health outcomes and highest level of service through an integrated approach to care and wellness.If you are wondering how you can help your community during this extraordinary time of need, here--is your chance. Advocate Aurora is creating a temporary staffing pool to accommodate the needs of our health system--to--address the COVID-19--pandemic.-- This Respiratory Therapy--position will require agility, adaptability and flexibility--as you will float to various sites and departments. We will work with you on the location, shifts and days you are available--so that it is convenient for you.--This--role will give you the opportunity to--work along-side some of the best caregivers within a phenomenal--organization,-- You will also play a significant role in helping--our community through this unprecedented time.-- If qualified, once you apply, you will receive a phone call or text--by the next business day--(if not prior) to discuss your background and availability. -- --Please remember, these positions are being created to help with the COVID-19 surg in patient populations and you--will likely--be caring for patients who have been exposed.--Position Requirements:1. Graduate of an AMA approved program for Respiratory Care.2. Strong interpersonal, clinical, problem solving, team building and communication skills.3. Must have excellent critical thinking skills.4. Registered RT or Certified RT5. IL Respiratory Therapist License6.. Current BLS. N/AIf position has direct patient care or direct patient contact the following lifting requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 06/01/2015. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.Purpose:To provide safe and effective exercise education and quality care to adult clients participating in the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program.Accountabilities:Registered Respiratory Therapist/Patient Relationship: Performs patient assessment, duties and responsibilities in Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation.Patient/Staff Education/Orientation: Demonstrates a commitment to learning needs of patients and staff.Assuring/Improving Quality: Maintain quality, effectiveness of care.Leadership/Professional Development: Demonstrates respect and understanding for peers and other clinical disciplines. Acts as a member of the patient care team. Demonstrates professional behaviors and is committed to self development.About Advocate Health Care--Advocate Health Care, named among the nation---s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state---s largest integrated children---s network, the state---s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area---s largest home health care companies, and the region---s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.

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