Respiratory Therapist - New Graduate
Posted on: September 24, 2022
A great opportunity to join our Respiratory Therapy New Graduate
Residency Program at University of CO Hospital with UCHealth! This
program is a two year program that includes monthly didactic
lectures, hands-on workshops and bedside training. Eligible
applicants are new grads with no previous respiratory therapy
72 hours/pay period, rotating shifts.
Details regarding the new grad RT program:
- Eligible participants will go through a comprehensive interview
and screening process.
- New Hires must receive their RRT certification and BLS and ACLS
certifications prior to the cohort start date of July 11,
- Selected candidates will sign a 2-year contract with
- Each program participant will be required to actively
participate in a hospital or department committee.
- Preceptors, mentors and STAR council members will assist in the
development of a STAR portfolio for Level II status.
- At the completion of the program, residents will present an
evidence-based presentation to the program Advisory Board Committee
and Respiratory Care Leadership Team
- The first 12 months will include a consistent and content rich
series of lectures and workshops.
Responsibilities of Respiratory Therapist position:
- 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.
- 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.
- No previous RT work experience.
- BLS and ACLS 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.
The pay rate for this position is: $29.54 / hour. 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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