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Salary Breakdown

Respiratory Therapists

Average

$55,460

ANNUAL

$26.66

HOURLY

Entry Level

$47,400

ANNUAL

$22.79

HOURLY

Mid Level

$54,825

ANNUAL

$26.36

HOURLY

Expert Level

$62,250

ANNUAL

$29.93

HOURLY


Current Available & Projected Jobs

Respiratory Therapists

158

Current Available Jobs

5,330

Projected job openings through 2024


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Respiratory Therapists

Common knowledge, skills & abilities needed to get a foot in the door.

KNOWLEDGE

Customer and Personal Service

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Medicine and Dentistry

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English Language

KNOWLEDGE

Education and Training

KNOWLEDGE

Psychology

SKILL

Active Listening

SKILL

Critical Thinking

SKILL

Monitoring

SKILL

Speaking

SKILL

Reading Comprehension

ABILITY

Oral Expression

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Problem Sensitivity

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Inductive Reasoning

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Oral Comprehension

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Job Opportunities

Respiratory Therapists

  • Respiratory Therapist / Pulmonary Health Navigator
    Therapy Management Corporation    Tempe, AZ 85282
     Posted about 23 hours    

    At TMC, the Pulmonary Health Navigator’s (PHN) goal is to look beyond in-patient education. The Pulmonary Health Navigator utilizes clinical judgment and expertise to coordinate care management activities for adult pulmonary patients. The PHN strives to ensure that patients and caregivers are clear on when they should be contacting their pulmonologist or primary care provider and why it is so important that they are making those outreaches early and not waiting.

    This is your opportunity to be on the cutting edge of Pulmonary Care in the Skilled Nursing and Long-Term Care setting, by joining one of the top therapy providers in the US. TMC was founded in 1995 and is committed to a standard of excellence in the quality of care that is provided to our residents and the quality of work expected in our team members.

    The primary responsibilities of this position are to perform patient assessment, develop and implement treatment plans, provide education to both patients and their families, and complete discharge planning prior to discharge.

    + This individual will work closely with the facility’s interdisciplinary team (IDT) through rounding and through both verbal and written communication and collaboration.

    + This individual will serve as a liaison between pulmonary medicine and the IDT.

    + This individual facilitates seamless care for adult pulmonary patient (outpatient and/or inpatient) and their families and ensures effective and timely use of resources to address identified needs.

    + This individual promotes quality care delivery across the continuum of care.

    Additional duties include, but are not limited to:

    + Admission Assessment for patients with diagnosed or suspected pulmonary involvement.

    + Nursing Education may include any combination of the following, based on facility- and patient-specific needs, including, but not limited to:

    + Pulmonary Disease Education

    + Symptom Management

    + Condition exacerbation prevention/intervention

    + Education regarding when to send to ER/consult with physician

    + Early ID of s/s condition exacerbation

    + Breathing Exercises/Respiratory Treatment interventions

    + Medication review and administration methods

    + BiPap and/or CPap Education

    + Patient/Family Member/Caregiver Education regarding pulmonary/respiratory diseases and conditions and pulmonary health and wellness, including, but not limited to:

    + Pulmonary Disease Education

    + Symptom Management, including education on when to send to ER/consult physician

    + Condition exacerbation prevention/intervention

    + Early ID of s/s condition exacerbation

    + Breathing Exercises/Respiratory Treatment interventions

    + Medication Management Education

    + Smoking Cessation support

    + BiPap and/or CPap Education

    + Pulmonology/Primary Care Physician communication and outreach to establish protocols, report patient progress, and establish rapport.

    + Current active Respiratory Therapy (CRT, RRT) and current state license with no disciplinary action documented or a current Nursing License (RN, BSN, or MSN) with documented training in Pulmonary/Respiratory Care, qualifying the individual as a Trained Respiratory Nurse.

    + Prior experience in Skilled Nursing and Home Health care settings is preferred.

    + Flexibility in hours and reporting based on urgent need - short notice assignments and weekend availability

    + An established working relationship with hospital in close proximity to primary facility is preferred.

    TMC is an equal opportunity employer.

    ID: 2020-10452

    External Company Name: Therapy Management Corporation

    External Company URL: http://www.therapymgmt.com/

    Street: 2525 East Southern Avenue

    First Name: Gwen

    Number: 954-774-8805


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Physical Therapist, Home Health
    BAYADA Home Health Care    Tucson, AZ 85703
     Posted about 24 hours    

    BAYADA Home Health Care is currently seeking an experienced Physical Therapist, PT,for afull-time opportunity performing home healthvisits for ourvisits office, located in East Tucson. This office services adult and geriatric clients on a per visit basis in territories throughout Cochise and Pima counties.One year prior clinical experience as a licensed Physical Therapist is required. As a home care Physical Therapist, you will be an integral member of a multi-disciplinary health care team that provides rehabilitative care and skilled nursing to clients, affording them the opportunity to receive the medical care required to remain at home.

    At BAYADA, we believe our employees are our greatest asset. We are committed to investing in people and nurturing their desire to grow. Watch this video to learn more about field employee career pathing:

    Responsibilities for a PT - Physical Therapist include:


    * Make home visits to clients in designated geographic territories.
    * Perform diagnostic tests and measurements, such as the mobility/range of joints, transfer status, stability, patterns and appearance of ambulation, strength and endurance of muscles, balance testing, and safety assessments.
    * Develop and implement appropriate individualized care plans, including manual therapeutic exercises, gait training, balance, and other interventions.
    * Continually assess and revise the Physical Therapy - PT care plan, and participate with nursing in the multidisciplinary care plan, as appropriate.
    * Educate and instruct clients, family members, or other client representatives, in rehabilitative care and activities necessary to promote the client's health, safety, and independent living.
    * Accurately document observations, interventions, and evaluations pertaining to client care management and services provided, utilizing a state-of-the-art touch pad tablet.

    Qualifications for a PT - Physical Therapist include:


    * A current AZ Physical Therapist - PT license.
    * A minimum of one year of recent work experience as a Physical Therapist - PT.
    * Graduation from a program approved by the American Physical Therapy Association or the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation of the American Medical Association, as indicated by school transcript or diploma.
    * Ability to work independently and manage time effectively.
    * Strong interpersonal, organizational, and problem solving skills.
    * Solid computer skills; prior experience with electronic medical records (EMR) preferred.

    BAYADA believes that our employees are our greatest asset:


    * Enjoy being part of a team that cares and a company that believes in leading with our values.
    * Develop your skills with training and scholarship opportunities.
    * Advance your career with specially designed career tracks.
    * Be recognized and rewarded for your compassion, excellence, and reliability.
    * Benefits may include medical, dental, and life insurance; mileage reimbursement; paid time off; weekly pay and direct deposit; scholarship opportunities; one-on-one training; recognition programs; referral bonuses; 401(k) with company match; and opportunities for career advancement.

    Founded in 1975 by J. Mark Baiada, BAYADA Home Health Care provides nursing, rehabilitative, therapeutic, hospice, and assistive care services to children, adults, and seniors in the comfort of their homes. Headquartered in suburban Philadelphia, BAYADA employs more than 23,000 field and office professionals who serve their communities in over 20 states from more than 300 offices. BAYADA Home Health Care, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and qualified applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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    Full Time

  • Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)- Senior Living
    BAYADA Home Health Care    Tucson, AZ 85703
     Posted about 24 hours    

    BAYADA Home Health Carehas an immediate opening for a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA). This is a pay per visit position as a home care Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) providing visits for our Tucson Senior Living office coveringPima County territory. Must be willing to travel throughout our service area. Prior home care experience is preferred but not required. As a home care Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) you will assist clients in attaining or maintaining optimal physical well being by providing treatment, tests, client education and appropriate interventions as delegated by a licensed Physical Therapist.

    BAYADA Home Health Care has a special purpose: to help people of all ages to have a safe home life with comfort, independence, and dignity. We believe our clients and their families deserve the highest quality of home health care delivered with compassion, excellence, and reliability - our core values. With more than 300 offices nationwide, founder Mark Baiada still maintains the same compassionate, human focus that made our first office unique in 1975.

    Each Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) must:


    * Have current licensure or certification in the state of AZ.
    * Have graduated from a two-year college level program approved by the American Physical Therapy Association, as indicated by school transcript or diploma, or
    * Have two years of appropriate experience as an Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) and a satisfactory grade on a proficiency exam conducted, approved or sponsored by the U.S. Public Health Service when initial qualification occurred before December 31, 1977
    * Have at least one year's work experience under the supervision of a qualified Physical Therapist.
    * Other activities, as requested.

    Our employees are our greatest asset:


    * Enjoy being part of a team that cares and a company that believes in leading with our values
    * Develop your skills with training and scholarship opportunities
    * Advance your career with specially designed career tracks
    * Be recognized and rewarded for your compassion, excellence, and reliability
    * Benefits may include medical, dental, and life insurance; paid time off; weekly pay and direct deposit; scholarship opportunities; one-on-one training; recognition programs; referral bonuses; 401(k) with company match; and opportunities for career advancement.

    Founded in 1975 by J. Mark Baiada, BAYADA Home Health Care provides nursing, rehabilitative, therapeutic, hospice, and assistive care services to children, adults, and seniors in the comfort of their homes. Headquartered in suburban Philadelphia, BAYADA employs more than 23,000 field and office professionals who serve their communities in over 20 states from more than 300 offices. BAYADA Home Health Care, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and qualified applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Physical Therapist- Senior Living Communities
    BAYADA Home Health Care    Tucson, AZ 85703
     Posted about 24 hours    

    BAYADA Home Health Care is currently seeking an experienced Physical Therapist, PT,forfull-time, part time and per diem opportunities performing home healthvisits for ourvisits office, located in Tucson, AZ. This office services adult and geriatric clients on a per visit basis in independent living communities throughout Pima County.One year prior clinical experience as a licensed Physical Therapist is required. As a home care Physical Therapist, you will be an integral member of a multi-disciplinary health care team that provides rehabilitative care and skilled nursing to clients, affording them the opportunity to receive the medical care required to remain at home.

    At BAYADA, we believe our employees are our greatest asset. We are committed to investing in people and nurturing their desire to grow. Watch this video to learn more about field employee career pathing:

    Responsibilities for a PT - Physical Therapist include:


    * Make home visits to clients in designated geographic territories.
    * Perform diagnostic tests and measurements, such as the mobility/range of joints, transfer status, stability, patterns and appearance of ambulation, strength and endurance of muscles, balance testing, and safety assessments.
    * Develop and implement appropriate individualized care plans, including manual therapeutic exercises, gait training, balance, and other interventions.
    * Continually assess and revise the Physical Therapy - PT care plan, and participate with nursing in the multidisciplinary care plan, as appropriate.
    * Educate and instruct clients, family members, or other client representatives, in rehabilitative care and activities necessary to promote the client's health, safety, and independent living.
    * Accurately document observations, interventions, and evaluations pertaining to client care management and services provided, utilizing a state-of-the-art touch pad tablet.

    Qualifications for a PT - Physical Therapist include:


    * A current AZ Physical Therapist - PT license.
    * A minimum of one year of recent work experience as a Physical Therapist - PT.
    * Graduation from a program approved by the American Physical Therapy Association or the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation of the American Medical Association, as indicated by school transcript or diploma.
    * Ability to work independently and manage time effectively.
    * Strong interpersonal, organizational, and problem solving skills.
    * Solid computer skills; prior experience with electronic medical records (EMR) preferred.

    BAYADA believes that our employees are our greatest asset:


    * Enjoy being part of a team that cares and a company that believes in leading with our values.
    * Develop your skills with training and scholarship opportunities.
    * Advance your career with specially designed career tracks.
    * Be recognized and rewarded for your compassion, excellence, and reliability.
    * Benefits may include medical, dental, and life insurance; mileage reimbursement; paid time off; weekly pay and direct deposit; scholarship opportunities; one-on-one training; recognition programs; referral bonuses; 401(k) with company match; and opportunities for career advancement.

    Founded in 1975 by J. Mark Baiada, BAYADA Home Health Care provides nursing, rehabilitative, therapeutic, hospice, and assistive care services to children, adults, and seniors in the comfort of their homes. Headquartered in suburban Philadelphia, BAYADA employs more than 23,000 field and office professionals who serve their communities in over 20 states from more than 300 offices. BAYADA Home Health Care, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and qualified applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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    Full Time

  • Regional Site Director, LIC, CCB (Clinical Assistant or Associate)(PT, NTE)(Coll
    University of Arizona    Tucson, AZ 85719
     Posted 2 days    

    Regional Site Director, LIC, CCB (Clinical Assistant or Associate)(PT, NTE)(College of Medicine-Phx)

    Posting Number

    req2834

    Department

    COM Phoenix Academic Affairs

    Department Website Link

    Medical Sub-Speciality

    Location

    To Be Determined

    Address

    USA

    Position Highlights

    The Regional Site Director, Payson is responsible for administrative oversight of the College of Medicine - Phoenix medical students rotating in Payson. This position assists with the training of medical students to care for rural and underserved populations as a part of our Rural Health Professions Program (RHPP) mission. This position will prepare medical students for the rewards, challenges and unique patient needs of rural medical practice.

    The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix anchors the 28-acre Phoenix Biomedical Campus in the heart of the Valley of the Sun. The College inspires and trains individuals to become exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders who are life-long learners and inquisitive scholars. We embrace professionalism, innovation and collaboration to optimize health and health care for all. The Phoenix Biomedical Campus embodies the University's priorities of engagement, partnership, innovation, and synergy in its world-class academic and research initiatives, with clinical facilities throughout Greater Phoenix. The campus also houses the UA Colleges of Public Health, Pharmacy, and Nursing, as well as Northern Arizona University's College of Health and Human Services, the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the International Genomics Consortium.

    Asa cost-saving measure related to the impact of COVID-19, Furlough andFurlough-Based Salary Programs have been approved by the Arizona Board ofRegents. All new hires subject to the programs will be notified in accordancewith adopted Furlough and Furlough-Based Salary Programs guidelines and will berequired to comply with all measures. To learn more about the programs andwhether this position is affected, please visithr.arizona.edu/FY-2020-2021-Furlough-Program.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    The Regional Site Director, Payson will:


    * Provide administrative oversight of University's medical students while rotating in Payson.
    * Orient medical students to clinical sites or designate another faculty member to do so.
    * Familiarize medical students to pertinent safety measures.
    * Assure timely completion of student evaluations (to include mid-clerkship feedback and end of clerkship feedback).
    * Problem-solve any concerns or issues medical students may have regarding the clerkship, housing, overall learning environment in Payson.
    * Participate in weekly to biweekly clerkship director meetings.
    * Participate in annual clerkship visits by the clerkship co-director or a designated UA COM faculty member.
    * Participate in creation of student schedule while on rotations in Payson.
    * Provide summative and formative student evaluations.
    * Recruit and evaluate local clinical preceptors.
    * Complete frequent student review of MyTip Dashboard progress.
    * Customize student clinical experiences to the areas of developmental need based on progress and other parameters.
    * Serve on the Clinical Competency Committees that evaluate students for grades in each clerkship specialty area,and assist in assigning specialty area scores.
    * Other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications


    * MD or DO

    Preferred Qualifications

    *Licensed in the State of AZ.

    *Resides and practices medicine in rural region of Arizona.

    Rank

    To be Determined

    Tenure Information

    Non-Career-Track (NTE)

    FLSA

    To Be Determined

    Full Time/Part Time

    Part Time

    Number of Hours Worked per Week

    Varies

    Job FTE

    0.125

    Work Calendar

    Fiscal

    Job Category

    Teaching Faculty

    Benefits Eligible

    No Benefits

    Rate of Pay

    AAMC MD Public Schools for Specialty

    Compensation Type

    salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

    Type of criminal background check required:

    Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

    Number of Vacancies

    1

    Target Hire Date

    1/3/2021

    Expected End Date

    Contact Information for Candidates

    College of Medicine-Phoenix, Office of Human Resources

    HR-PHX@arizona.edu

    Open Date

    10/19/2020

    Open Until Filled

    Yes

    Documents Needed to Apply

    Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter

    Special Instructions to Applicant

    Faculty selected for this teaching opportunity will be required to obtain faculty status within the appropriate academic department. This will include obtaining letters of recommendation and review by the appropriate College review committee.

    Diversity Statement

    At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Respiratory Therapist (RT)
    Select Specialty Hospitals    Phoenix, AZ 85011
     Posted 2 days    

    Respiratory Therapist (RT)

    Job ID

    142395

    Location

    US-AZ-Phoenix

    Experience (Years)

    1

    Category

    Clinical - Respiratory Therapist

    Street Address

    1111 East McDowell Road

    Company

    Select Specialty Hospital - Downtown Phoenix

    Position Type

    Full Time-12 Hour Shift Days

    Overview

    Critical Illness Recovery Hospital

    Respiratory Therapist (RT)

    Who we are:

    At Select Specialty/Regency Hospitals, a division of Select Medical, we care for chronically and critically ill or post-ICU patients who require extended hospital care. Select Medical employs over 48,000 people across the country and provides quality care to approximately 70,000 patients each and every day across our four divisions.

    Our mission is to provide an exceptional patient care experience that promotes healing and recovery in a compassionate environment. Each employee plays a vital role in doing that by living our cultural behaviors - celebrating success, owning the future, being patient-centered, creating change, thinking first and building trust.

    Do you love the challenge of working with medically complex patients? Are you passionate about delivering an excellent patient experience? If you answered 'yes', consider an opportunity with us!

    Responsibilities

    Your responsibilities:

    We are looking for valued employees who will be Champions of the Select Medical Way, which includes putting the patient first, helping to improve quality of life for the community in which you live and work, continuing to develop and explore new ideas, providing high-quality care and doing well by doing what is right.


    Evaluating patient and recommending an appropriate treatment plan.
    * Providing respiratory care to patients with critical and complex medical and surgical conditions.
    * Performing insertion and removal of endotracheal tubes.
    * Promoting continuous quality improvement.
    * Teaching and counseling patients/families.

    Qualifications

    How you will be successful in this environment:

    You will demonstrate an understanding of patient needs, ensuring that each patient feels informed and understood, as well as heard. You are passionate about providing superior quality care and you are an inventive problem solver who thrives in a dynamic environment.


    * You are registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care and Licensed as a Respiratory Therapist.
    * Being passionate about working in a critical care environment.
    * Possessing a Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
    * Obtaining Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) within 6 months of hire.
    * Critical care experience in a hospital setting is a plus.

    Additional Data

    Your benefits as a Respiratory Therapist (RT):

    Select Medical strives to provide our employees with a solid work-life balance, as we understand that happy employees have both fulfilling careers and fulfilling lives beyond our doors.


    * The opportunity to care for complex, critically ill patients.
    * An extensive and thorough orientation program.
    * Work jointly with an interdisciplinary team, consisting of registered nurses, physical and occupational therapists, speech language pathologists and physicians to assist patients in regaining their independence.
    * Develop collaborative relationships with patients and their families.
    * Paid Time Off (PTO) and Extended Illness Days (EID).
    * Health, Dental, and Vision insurance; Life insurance; Prescription coverage.
    * A 401(k) retirement plan with company match.
    * Short and Long Term Disability.
    * Personal and Family Medical Leave.

    We'd love for you to join the team!

    Select Medical is committed to having a workforce that reflects diversity at all levels and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment, and employees are treated during employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

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    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • DIrector of Rehab - DOR (PT or OT) - Scottsdale
    Kindred RehabCare    Scottsdale, AZ 85251
     Posted 2 days    

    DIrector of Rehab - DOR (PT or OT) - Scottsdale(394921-160D )

    SUMMARY STATEMENT:

    The incumbent may be responsible for providing therapy services including assessment as applicable, treatment planning and therapeutic interventions in an interdisciplinary environment consistent with the discipline's qualifications, professional practices and ethical standards. The incumbent shall also be accountable for and contribute to program development, quality improvement, problem solving, community education, and productivity enhancement in a flexible interdisciplinary fashion.

    1. Ensure for program staffing team supervision and development.

    2. Monitor team members competency, licenses/certifications, and memberships in applicable professional organizations.

    3. Coordinate the development of team members through structured activities.

    4. Communicate and demonstrate a professional image/attitude for patients, families, clients, coworkers and others.

    5. Promote adherence to policies and practices of applicable professional organizations, client SNF and RehabCare Group.

    6. Contribute to client relations and community education activities.

    7. Assures that all patient care activities are performed according to the company policies and procedures and all applicable state and federal laws and regulatory agencies.

    8. Participate in coordination of facility quality management and program evaluation activities.

    9. Participate in survey preparation activities.

    10. Interact with assigned program consultant.

    11. Participate in facility safety committee activities.

    12. Manage the delivery of care in the most cost effective manner.

    13. Coordinate treatment activity between disciplines and team members.

    14. Contribute to development of improved efficiency and productivity of program functions.

    Qualifications


    * A track record of successful management experience and successful patient care experience is preferred. * Experience working with a geriatric disabled population is desirable.* Provision of own transportation is necessary.* Must be a licensed PT, OT, or CCC-SLP




    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Physical Therapist - Outpatient Lymphedema - PRN - Network Float Pool - East Val
    HonorHealth    Scottsdale, AZ 85251
     Posted 2 days    

    Overview

    Join the HonorHealth network float pool program and you'll have the unique opportunity to enjoy the rewards of providing the highest level of evidenced-based care in one of our five Magnet® designated facilities, the flexibility to make the most of work-life balance, and earn premium pay.

    For this opening, we are looking for the following preferred qualifications:


    * Outpatient Lymphedema Physical Therapist experience

    Responsibilities

    Job Summary
    The Physical Therapist is responsible for the evaluation, administration, and oversight of evidence-based physical therapy services provided to individuals with physical disabilities and/or functional limitations. They use specialized skills to promote goals of prevention of dysfunction, restoration of function and/or reversal of the progression of pathology in order to enhance quality of movement and daily living skills for individuals with physical disabilities and/or functional limitations. They develop and update appropriate plan of care in collaboration with the patient/family to assist in returning them to their prior level of function. They act in accordance with physician referral guidelines, state and national organizational standards, regulatory agencies, and established departmental policies and procedures. They embody strong customer service skills and communicate in a concise, tactful manner with physicians, co-workers, caregivers, family members, patients, and other healthcare providers.


    * Implements an individualized treatment plan through the use of skilled, evidence-based therapy techniques, including therapeutic exercises, manual techniques, functional mobility training, activities of daily living training, and modalities as indicated. Provides verbal and written instructions to patients, caregivers, and family members as needed. Maintains a current knowledge of physical therapy techniques, through continuing education courses, professional journals, etc., as well as DNV and Medicare requirements.
    * Evaluates patients per the Department Operating Policy. Demonstrates sound clinical reasoning in synthesizing data gathered in the evaluation and identifying treatment diagnoses. Establishes an appropriate, comprehensive plan of treatment with measurable, obtainable and functional goals and a defined discharge plan. Performs ongoing evaluation of patient's response to treatment to assure effective and appropriate provision of services as demonstrated through documentation.
    * Maintains accurate and current documentation in the patient’s medical record as required by the profession and the department, including evaluations, daily treatment notes, updated individualized treatment plans, progress reports, discharge summaries, and daily patient charges. Completes billing and billing sheets according to department billing procedures and within established timeframes. Assumes responsibility for role in achieving/maintaining financial stewardship by utilizing all resources effectively and efficiently.
    * Confers with the physician to clarify treatment plan and discuss patient status when indicated. Consults with appropriate medical personnel regarding patient's needs, status, and discharge plans. Provides timely, proactive feedback to case managers and other key personnel regarding discharge needs, including recommended discharge level of care and equipment needs as appropriate. Participates in interdisciplinary rounds as indicated. Communicates information and addresses concerns to achieve optimal treatment outcomes as demonstrated through feedback and documentation. Utilizes effective communication and interpersonal skills to enhance and encourage collaborative staff relationships.
    * Delegates appropriate patients to physical therapist assistants; supervises care delivered by the therapist assistants and assistive personnel, and provides updated plan of treatment and instruction to the same. Acts as a resource for therapy-related issues to therapy assistive personnel and staff from other departments.
    * Assists in the identification of department needs and process improvements. Contributes to the recruitment and retention of talented staff through positive role-modeling and fostering peer relationships. Participates in departmental and interdepartmental staff meetings, in-services, utilization review programs, committees, and student preceptor and/or mentor programs.
    * Performs other related duties as assigned or requested






    Qualifications

    Education
    Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy from an accredited university approved by the APTA, prior to starting employment. Required

    Licenses and Certifications
    American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Current license issued by the Arizona Board of Physical Therapy that is in good standing, prior to starting employment and/or Compact State Licensure Required
    Basic Life Support (BLS) Required


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • RN Telemetry PT Nights Thompson Peak Medical Center
    HonorHealth    Scottsdale, AZ 85251
     Posted 2 days    

    Overview

    HonorHealth is a non-profit, local community healthcare system serving an area of 1.6 million people in the greater Phoenix area. The network encompasses five acute-care hospitals, an extensive medical group, outpatient surgery centers, a cancer care network, clinical research, medical education, a foundation and community services with approximately 12,300 employees, 3,700 affiliated physicians and 3,100 volunteers.

    HonorHealth was formed by a merger between Scottsdale Healthcare and John C. Lincoln Health Network. HonorHealth's mission is to improve the health and well-being of those we serve.

    Responsibilities

    Job Summary
    The RN's practice is guided by the ANA Standard for Professional Nurse and Code of Ethics. The RN has knowledge of professional nursing principles, practices, concepts, and procedures as applied to the care of the patient population served. The RN records patients' medical history and symptoms help perform diagnostic tests and analyze results, operate medical equipment, administer treatment and medications, and help with patient follow-up and rehabilitation. The RN establishes a care plan or contributes to an existing plan. The plan may include activities, such as administering medication, including careful checking of dosages and avoiding interactions; starting, maintaining, and discontinuing intravenous (IV) lines for fluid, medication, blood, and blood products; administering therapies and treatments; observing the patient and recording those observations; and consulting with physicians and other healthcare clinicians. The RN teaches patients and their families how to manage their illnesses or injuries, explain post-treatment and home care needs; diet, nutrition, and exercise programs; and self-administration of medication and therapy. The RN provides direction to licensed practical nurses and nursing aides regarding patient care and delegates when appropriate.
    The RN supports efforts to advance clinical knowledge and skills. The RN precepts new hire staff and students. The RN assists the staff and students to seek and complete the tasks required to complete their competency skills. The RN continues to enhance their knowledge in the nursing management and care of patient problems and conditions as required. The RN may continue to improve the patients experience, clinical outcomes and works to promote a healthy work environment. Nursing practices theory based nursing that is evidenced based utilizing a Shared Governance model for decision-making.
    All RN staff who have direct responsibility for the care of stroke patients must have knowledge of:
    • Stroke symptoms and warning signs
    • Protocols and pathways used to identify, evaluate and management of stroke patients
    • NIHSS
    • Stroke Alert activation and protocol
    • Stoke quality indicators
    • Available stroke patient education materials and community resources
    • Educational requirements
    • Stroke Center website resources


    * Possess the knowledge of how to collect health data in a systematic and ongoing manner, prioritizing data collection as determined by the patient’s immediate condition or needs, and involving the family. Analyzes the assessment data in determining diagnoses, and utilize the nursing diagnosis to develop, implement, evaluate and revise an appropriate patient plan of care that is family centered, developmentally and age-appropriate, and culturally relevant.
    * Identifies expected outcomes individualized to the patient and their specific health problems. Develops plans of care that are individualized to the patient’s condition or needs, reflecting current nursing practice that is evidence-based, providing for continuity of care, and are family centered.
    * Implements interventions in the plan of care. Initiates treatments, medications, emergency and resuscitative measures based on appropriate utilization of standing orders, policies and procedures. Provides nursing care to meet the physical, emotional, spiritual, and social-cultural needs of the patient and family utilizing a family-centered approach to care delivery.
    * Evaluates the patient’s progress toward attainment of outcomes. Documents observations, nursing interventions, therapeutic measures, multi-systems monitoring data, and other data relevant to the patient’s care in a retrievable form. Provides ongoing evaluation of the quality and effectiveness of the care plan to ensure that they maintain and enhance patient outcomes that promote the delivery of cost-effective high quality healthcare
    * Evaluates one’s own nursing practice in relation to professional practice standards and relevant statutes and regulations of the system and department policies and maintains current knowledge in nursing practice. Systematically evaluates the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice.
    * Integrates ethical principles in all aspects of practice. Enhances knowledge of culture and diversity needs for specific populations.
    * Collaborates with others in the practice of nursing professional development at the institutional, local, regional and state levels. as colleagues. Interacts with and contributes to the professional development of peers and other health care providers through positive role-modeling, fostering peer relationships, and participating in preceptor and/or mentor programs thereby creating an environment for quality practice.
    * Collaborates with members of the multidisciplinary team in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating patient care delivery. Collaborates with the patient, family and other health care providers in providing patient care
    * Develops and evaluates standards of care for patients that are evidence-based. Identifies changes that should be made in nursing practice using an evidence-based approach and facilitating the initiation of, adoption of, and adaptation to change. Participates in and uses evidence-based research to identify strategies for improving nursing practice, and patient outcomes. Designs, creates, and applies research by supporting the integration of research into practice fostering the use of systematic evaluative research with regard to clinical, educational, and managerial data.
    * Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness, and cost in planning and delivering patient care by utilizing all resources effectively and efficiently.









    Qualifications

    Education
    Associate's Degree or Diploma in Nursing. All staff who have direct responsibility for the care of stroke patients, please refer to the addendum for stroke specific education requirements. Required
    All Diploma and ADN hires must complete BSN within 30 months of hire date. Required
    Other Graduate from an accredited NLN/CCNE insitution. Required

    Experience
    1 year RN experience Required
    Other Network float position: Two (2) years RN experience Required

    Licenses and Certifications
    Registered Nurse (RN) State And/Or Compact State Licensure Licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Arizona

    Upon Hire Required
    Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification in BLS training course C, and unit specific certification as required by specialty area. Required


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Respiratory Therapist - Osborn Medical Center
    HonorHealth    Scottsdale, AZ 85251
     Posted 2 days    

    Overview

    HonorHealth is a non-profit, local community healthcare system serving an area of 1.6 million people in the greater Phoenix area. The network encompasses five acute-care hospitals, an extensive medical group, outpatient surgery centers, a cancer care network, clinical research, medical education, a foundation and community services with approximately 12,300 employees, 3,700 affiliated physicians and 3,100 volunteers.

    HonorHealth was formed by a merger between Scottsdale Healthcare and John C. Lincoln Health Network. HonorHealth's mission is to improve the health and well-being of those we serve.

    Responsibilities

    Job Summary
    This position sets up, operates, and administers all types of respiratory care equipment and procedures to be used in the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory disease and illness to both general floor and critical care areas. Evaluates therapeutic objectives and outcomes and transcribes verbal orders from physicians in the medical record. Performs arterial puncture, blood gas analysis, co-oximetry, electrocardiograms, electrolytes, and other basic pulmonary function testing.


    * Sets up, operates, and monitors mechanical ventilators as ordered. Makes appropriate changes as ordered. Assures the patency, stability, and location of the artificial airway. Assures adequate and appropriate humidification through the artificial airway. The therapist must be familiar with the operation of numerous different mechanical ventilators. They must also be proficient with many modes of mechanical ventilation and their applications. Assists with the transportation of mechanically ventilated patients to other patient care areas.
    * Performs routine respiratory care treatments and oxygen administration in adult, pediatric, and neonatal areas. Such therapy includes, but, is not limited to aerosol therapy, nebulized medications, metered dose inhalers, flutter therapy, PEP therapy, incentive spirometry; nasotracheal and artificial airway suctioning; breathing exercises, CPAP/BiPAP therapy and support, sputum induction, and oxygen analysis. The therapist describes and instructs therapies or procedures to patients and/or families in a clear and professional manner. The therapist reviews, prioritizes and readjusts their daily assignment to perform therapy in an efficient and organized manner and to provide the highest degree of patient care possible.
    * Performs arterial punctures. Accurately completes a variety of blood tests including arterial blood gas analysis, co-oximetry, and electrolytes as well as the calculation of diagnostic relationships such as shunt, dead space, arterial-venous oxygen content and alveolar-arterial oxygen differences. Performs quality control and proficiency testing on analyzers and verifies and documents the results. Immediately reports and documents the results with critical values to the appropriate nurse or physician.
    * Gathers materials and equipment for therapy and transports them to patient’s bedside. Examines the patient chart for appropriate and complete orders and checks the patient’s identification band to verify the patient’s identity. Mixes measures and dispenses pharmacological solutions and drugs as prescribed by the physician. Documents all mechanical ventilator parameters and changes, all respiratory treatments, tests, or appropriate respiratory monitors and the patient’s responses in the electronic or paper medical record in a timely manner, generally while performing therapy or shortly afterwards as close to the time of treatment as possible. Documents and reports delays or omissions.
    * Reviews prescriptions prepared by physicians to determine completeness. Assesses the neonatal, pediatric, and adult patients; systematically uses technical skills to establish the appropriate level of respiratory care to be administered.
    * Assist the physician in beside procedures as required. Takes physician’s verbal orders and transcribes appropriately.
    Performs bag and mask ventilation and maintains an adequate airway and assists with life threatening events. Attends all resuscitations and traumas as assigned.
    Performs basic pulmonary function testing, including determination of vital capacity, forced inspiratory/expiratory flows, flow volume loops, and peak flow maneuvers. Performs resting and exercise oximetry testing. Some therapists perform complete pulmonary function studies including diffusion, lung volumes, body box procedures and Pulmonary stress procedures.
    Collects soiled equipment from patient areas, transports to CV Respiratory Therapy department or appropriate cleaning area and cleans, disinfects, sterilizes and packages respiratory care equipment as needed. Performs minor trouble shooting of equipment as necessary. Recognizes when equipment needs to be repaired or have preventative maintenance performed and takes the necessary steps to resolve the issue.
    * Performs other duties as assigned.






    Qualifications

    Education
    Graduate of a 2 year AMA approved Respiratory Care program. Required

    Experience
    6 months experience for Network float position Required

    Licenses and Certifications
    Respiratory\RCP - Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner RCP Required
    Respiratory\RRT - Registered Respiratory Therapist RRT Required
    Clinical Other\BCLS - Basic Life Support BLS Certification Required


    Employment Type

    Full Time


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