Respiratory Care Unit Educator, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Created 01/14/2022
Reference 11417433
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Minnesota
City Minneapolis
Zip 55402
Salary Competitive
About Children's Minnesota

Children's Minnesota is the seventh largest pediatric health system in the United States and the only health system in Minnesota to provide care exclusively to children, from before birth through young adulthood. An independent and not-for-profit system since 1924, Children's serves kids throughout the Upper Midwest at two free-standing hospitals, 12 primary and specialty care clinics and six rehabilitation sites. Additionally, Children's is Minnesota's only Level I pediatric trauma center inside a hospital dedicated solely to children. In 2018 Children's Minnesota was verified as a Level I Children's Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons. Children's maintains its longstanding commitment to the community to improve children's health by providing high-quality, family-centered pediatric services and advancing those efforts through research and education. This work is made possible in large part by generous philanthropic and volunteer support from individuals and organizations throughout the state and region. An award-winning health system, Children's received Magnet® recognition from The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in 2018 and is regularly ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top children's hospital. Please visit childrensMN.org .

Department Overview

The respiratory care discipline at Children's is generating a new perspective with cutting-edge clinical and diagnostic services including the development of clinical treatment protocols for patients with cardiopulmonary disorders. Respiratory care is provided in a collaborative environment where the clinical and technical expertise of the respiratory care staff is valued by nursing and physician professionals. Respiratory care staff are encouraged to participate in clinical and operational processes, education of peers and patients, and research activities. Respiratory care plays a vital role in Children's national recognition for patient safety and family-centered care.
Respiratory therapists are involved in airway management, ventilatory support (including high frequency and NAVA), asthma education, point of care testing, cystic fibrosis disease management, and emergency respiratory interventions. We are a vital part of the rapid response team and the code team.
We value teamwork, open communication, safety and respect. We embrace an environment that encourages learning and professional growth. Our team is committed to providing excellent care to our patients and families.

Position Summary

Working Respiratory Care Practitioner who coordinates at the unit level new employee orientation, staff development programs, and continuing education activities. Provides educational expertise to enhance the ability of staff to provide high quality health care to children and families. Helps assess needs, develop curricula and evaluate effectiveness of programs.

Qualifications
Licensed with the State of Minnesota as a Respiratory Therapist.
* Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) by The National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC). Successful completion of the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) examination within 1 year of employment.
* Successful completion of the Neonatal/Pediatric Respiratory Care Specialty (NPS) examination within 18 months of employment.
* Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.
* PALS, NRP certified or within 6 months of employment.

Education:
* Graduate of an accredited Respiratory Care Program.
* Associate's degree required. Bachelor's degree preferred.

Experience:
* Three years of clinical experience, one of which must have been in the specialty area in which this role will be worked.

Skills/Abilities:
* Excellent interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills needed to maintain constructive working relationships within the department.
* Problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
* Customer service skills are required to effectively meet the needs of patients, families, and members of the healthcare team on a continuing basis.
* Basic desktop computer skills required.

Physical Demands

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All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of an occupational health assessment, drug screen, background investigation, and compliance with the U.S. Government Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Children's Minnesota requires proof of COVID-19 vaccine, and as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), immunity to vaccine preventable infectious diseases, prior to employment.

Children's Minnesota is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.
Employer Children's Minnesota

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