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Respiratory Equipment Tech

Company: Children's Minnesota
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

About Children's Minnesota

Children's Minnesota is one of the largest pediatric health systems 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 Minnesota is one system serving kids throughout the Upper Midwest at two free-standing hospitals, nine primary care clinics, multiple specialty clinics and seven rehabilitation sites. As The Kids Experts™ in our region, Children's Minnesota is regularly ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top children's hospital. Find us on Facebook @childrensminnesota or on Twitter and Instagram @childrensmn. 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

Ensures the availability of Life Support Equipment to meet changing needs for routine and emergent situations. Monitors and communicates changes in supply utilization patterns to assure supplies and equipment meet changing clinical practice needs. Redeploys used equipment using sound infection control procedures. Inventories & maintains resuscitation and oxygen equipment at bedsides in care units throughout the facility.

High school graduate. Experience as a Nursing Assistant, or other hospital experience preferred. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required. Mechanical aptitude required. Ability to respond in a crisis situation and set priorities on a daily basis. Must be able to work independently and as a team member.

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.

Keywords: Children's Minnesota, Minneapolis , Respiratory Equipment Tech, Healthcare , Minneapolis, Minnesota

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