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Respiratory Therapist - Pulmonary

Company: Mayo Clinic
Location: Avondale
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Why Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic is the nation's best hospital (U.S. News & World Report, ) and ranked in more specialties than any other care provider. We have a vast array of opportunities ranging from Nursing, Clinical, to Finance, IT, Administrative, Research and Support Services to name a few. Across all locations, you'll find career opportunities that support diversity, equity and inclusion. At Mayo Clinic, we invest in you with opportunities for growth and development and our benefits and compensation package are highly competitive. We invite you to be a part of our team where you'll discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism, mutual respect, and most importantly, a life-changing career!

Mayo Clinic offers a variety of employee benefits. For additional information please visit Mayo Clinic Benefits . Eligibility may vary.

Position description
The Pulmonary Respiratory Therapist provides assessment, treatment, and monitoring of patients with cardiopulmonary compromise and provides support for the equipment necessary for the care of these patients. The Pulmonary Respiratory Therapist conducts a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and is a technical and educational resource for patients, family members, and other members of the patient care team. The Pulmonary Respiratory Therapist must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development of the life span. The Pulmonary Respiratory Care Therapist demonstrates and maintains basic core competencies in the clinical setting. The ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and appropriately interpret information relative to the patient's age-specific needs is required.

Qualifications
Graduation from an AMA-approved school of Respiratory Therapy. Minimum one year of post-graduate hospital respiratory care experience and one year full-time critical care and arterial blood gas experience required.

Additional qualifications
AAS degree preferred. Must have effective interpersonal skills, patient assessment skills, and basic computer skills. Desire and ability to obtain additional competencies including cross training to MCH. One year of pulmonary diagnostics (pulmonary function testing) experience preferred for Respiratory Therapists.

License or certification
Current Arizona licensure as a Respiratory Care Practitioner. Registered Respiratory Therapist credential (RRT)from National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) or a recognized international credentialing body required. Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist (CPFT) credential is required within 3 years of hire. Basic life support (BLS) certification is required upon hire and must be valid for 90 days or greater from start date. Maintains BLS competency. Advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) certification must be obtained within 90 days of hire and maintained thereafter. TEPP (Tobacco Education Prevention Program) Certification in basic tobacco skills program completion within one year of hire.

Exemption status
Non-exempt

Benefits eligible
Yes

Schedule
Full Time

Hours / Pay period
80

Schedule details
Monday through Friday position with possible occasional weekends based on patient and business needs. Typical shift 4- 10 hr shifts 7am-5:30pm or 5- 8 hr shifts 7am-3:30pm or 8:30am-5pm. Rotation between Scottsdale and Phoenix locations and cross-training required.

Weekend schedule
Occasional weekends based on patient and business need.

International Assignment
No

Site description
Over the next four years, Mayo Clinic is making significant investments in both the physical and technological future of health care, through doubling the size of the Mayo Clinic campus in Phoenix, inclusive of practice, education, and research activities. Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona are located in Phoenix and Scottsdale, in the beautiful Sonoran Desert. The region is known as the Valley of the Sun, a metropolitan area with more than 4 million residents in 25 cities and towns.

With Phoenix being the sixth largest city in the nation, this sunny "desert metropolis" offers the amenities of a big city in the midst of a strikingly beautiful, rugged, southwest landscape.

Scottsdale frequently earns praise as a highly desirable place to live. The city's more than 200,000 residents enjoy a vibrant mix of culinary hot spots, arts and entertainment, professional and collegiate sports teams, and community resources. The region's desert climate promotes an outdoor lifestyle with a full complement of sports and recreation.

Recruiter
Sarah Lee

EOE
As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer Mayo Clinic is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate. Women, minorities, veterans, people from the LGBTQ communities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to join our teams. Reasonable accommodations to access job openings or to apply for a job are available.

Keywords: Mayo Clinic, Avondale , Respiratory Therapist - Pulmonary, Healthcare , Avondale, Arizona

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