Respiratory Therapist Registered - NICU
Posted on: January 24, 2023
Provides care for patients with respiratory disorders in our
Work Schedule: Full Time (72hours per two week pay period)
Location: University of Colorado Hospital NICU
U.S. News ranks University of Colorado Hospital as the No. 1
hospital in Colorado. Additionally, nine of our specialties are
ranked among the nation's best with a national ranking of in
Pulmonology & Lung Surgery. University of Colorado Hospital is the
region's only academic hospital, a Level 1 Trauma Center, Burn
Center of excellence for the region, and Stroke Center. We
currently have 8 adult critical care areas; Medical ICU, Medical
Surgical Progressive Care, Surgical Trauma ICU, Cardiac ICU, Neuro
ICU, Covid ICU, Cardiothoracic ICU, Burn ICU and a Level 3 NICU
with 50 beds.
Our NICU is a 50-bed level 3 nursery that specializes in the care
of preterm and critically ill newborns. We are a regional referral
center for extremely premature infants born as early as 22 weeks'
gestation and provide care for babies with a variety of medical
conditions. Respiratory therapists are a critical component of our
multidisciplinary team, which also includes parents, providers,
developmental therapists, registered nurses, and others. Our focus
on family-centered care and quality patient outcomes helps promote
the best care for our patients and ensures our families feel
supported throughout their stay. We have the ability to have
respiratory therapists who are solely in the NICU, as well as those
who would like to maintain a combination of NICU and Adult
What UCHealth has to offer:
--- Sign-On Bonus: $15,000 for full-time RT new hires. Must have at
least one year RT experience to be eligible and not employed by
UCHealth in the past twelve months. 24-month commitment.
--- Retirement and Pension Plan
--- Career Advancement Ladder
--- Eligible for evening, night and weekend differential
- We are looking for RRTs with a passion for our tiniest patients
who have at least level 3 Neonatal ICU experience. We are offering
the ability to work solely in the NICU or have a dual position with
Adult and NICU patient care.
- Delivers and assesses response to ordered therapy per plan of
care. Monitors, records, and communicates patient condition as
- Evaluates respiratory care policies and procedures based on
patient outcomes, current research, and best practices. Responds to
codes and calls for emergent assistance.
- Assesses patient condition and delivers appropriate treatment
utilizing appropriate protocols.
- Educates the patient and family about the patient's illness and
provides information about community resources.
- Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills,
decisive judgement and the ability to work with minimal
supervision. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and
take appropriate action.
- Registered Respiratory Therapist - Nat'l.
- Respiratory Therapist-State
- Neonatal Resuscitation Program
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support
- Basic Life Support
- Minimum Required Education: Graduate of an accredited
Respiratory Therapy program.
- Required Licensure/Certification: Registered as a Respiratory
Therapist (RRT) by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).
State licensure if required by law. Basic Life Support (BLS)
Healthcare Provider. Relevant life support certification as
determined at position level.
- Minimum Experience: None Required.
- ADDITIONAL POSITION LEVEL CREDENTIAL INFORMATION: ACLS within 1
year of hire; NRP within 6 mos of hire
- BLS through the American Heart Association or the American Red
Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer with card in-hand before
start date. BLS or CPR card must be good through sixty days of
hire. All life support certification cards must be issued by either
the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for
the Professional Rescuer. (American Red Cross for the Professional
Rescuer is only good upon hire and all renewals will need to be
through an American Heart Association sanctioned course.)
The pay range for this position is: $29.54 - $44.31 / hour. Pay is
dependent on applicant's relevant experience. An annual bonus may
be paid to eligible employees based upon organizational and
UCHealth offers their employees a competitive and comprehensive
total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this
package are full medical, dental and vision coverage; retirement
plans; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance
with additional buy-up coverage options; tuition and continuing
education reimbursement; and a full suite of voluntary benefits
such as identity theft protection and pet insurance. Our employees
and their family members have full access to our Employee
Assistance Program, which includes up to 5 free counseling visits
and work/life solutions, such as one free legal consultation. In
addition, other emotional counseling support is available depending
upon their need.
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