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Clinical Instructor Respiratory Therapist - Pueblo Community College

Company: UCHealth
Location: Arvada
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Job Description:


Functions as a competent clinical respiratory therapist responsible for the coordination, supervision, and evaluation of respiratory therapy student educational experiences. Includes a clinical faculty appointment at the partnering school, practicing within the Clinical Scholar model.

The instructor position is a 0.6 FTE paired with a 0.3 FTE RT position so that it is FULL TIME and eligible for benefits at a full time rate.

Work Schedule:Part Time (12hr/week) Flex

Job Duties:

  • Facilitates hospital orientation for respiratory therapy students. Collaborates with the academic institution's course coordinator to plan course content, objectives, and learning activities. Coordinates student respiratory therapy clinical experiences in collaboration with respiratory therapy educators and preceptors.
  • Provides clinical supervision and evaluation of students, in coordination with assigned preceptors. Coordinates and conducts clinical conferences with students, to meet the educational objectives of the course.
  • Participates in direct patient care activities to maintain clinical competence. Independently administers medications per licensure authority, assesses and reassesses effects of these medications, documents administration in a timely manner per policies, procedures and regulatory requirements.
  • Provides assistance and consultation to preceptors for problem-solving and implementation of course objectives. Collaborates with leadership to develop goals and objectives for education and training programs as assigned. Supports efforts in professional respiratory therapy practice quality and outcomes activities. Maintains and reports on outcomes data related to assigned program.
  • 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.


    • Credentials:
      Respiratory Therapist-State
      Registered Respiratory Therapist - Nat'l.
      Basic Life Support
    • Minimum Required Education: BSRT in respiratory therapy from an accredited program. Internal candidates may hold a ASRT if a BSRT is in progress. Preferred: Advancement to Level III in the STAR clinical ladder program.
    • Required Licensure/Certification: State licensure as a Respiratory Therapist (RT). NBRC - RRT. Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider and any relevant certification as determined at position level.Preferred:Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Adult Critical Care Specialist (ACCS), and Neonatal and Pediatric Specialist (NPS).
    • Minimum Experience: 3 years of respiratory therapy experience in an acute care setting. Instructional teaching experience, both formal and informal.
    • 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:$31.61 - $47.41 / hour.Pay is dependent on applicant's relevant experience.

      UCHealth offers a Five Year Incentive Bonus to recognize employee's contributions to our success in quality, patient experience, organizational growth, financial goals, and tenure with UCHealth. The bonus accumulates annually each October and is paid out in October following completion of five years' employment.

      UCHealth offers their employees a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package:

      • Full medical, dental and vision coverage
      • Retirement plans to include pension plan and 403(b) matching
      • Paid time off. Start your employment at UCHealth with PTO in your bank
      • Employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buy-up coverage options
      • Tuition and continuing education reimbursement
      • Wellness benefits
      • 5 year incentive bonus
      • Full suite of voluntary benefits such as identity theft protection and pet insurance
      • Education benefits for employees, including the opportunity to be eligible for 100% of tuition, books and fees paid for by UCHealth for specific educational degrees. Other programs may also qualify for up to $5,250 pre-paid by UCHealth or in the form of tuition reimbursement each calendar year
        Loan Repayment:

        UCHealth is a qualifying employer for the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program!

        UCHealth provides employees with free assistance navigating the PSLF program to submit their federal student loans for forgiveness through Savi.

        At UCHealth, we do things differently

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        Going beyond quality requires the perfect balance of talent, integrity, drive and intellectual curiosity. We are looking for individuals who recognize, like us, that the world of medicine is ever-changing and are motivated to do what is right, not what is easy. We support creativity and curiosity so that each of us can find the extraordinary qualities within ourselves. At UCHealth, we'll do everything in our power to make sure you grow and have a meaningful career. There's no limits to your potential here.

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        UCHealth recognizes and appreciates the rich array of talents and perspectives that equal employment and diversity can offer our institution. As an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, UCHealth is committed to making all employment decisions based on valid requirements. No applicant shall be discriminated against in any terms, conditions or privileges of employment or otherwise be discriminated against because of the individual's race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, genetic information or veteran status. UCHealth does not discriminate against any "qualified applicant with a disability" as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make reasonable accommodations, when they do not impose an undue hardship on the organization.

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