EMPLOYER PAID PENSION PLAN OF 29.25% OF YOUR ANNUAL SALARY!
GENEROUS BENEFITS PACKAGE!
THIS POSITION MAY CLOSE WITHOUT NOTICE ONCE A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF QUALIFIED APPLICATIONS ARE RECEIVED.
THIS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR FULL-TIME AND PER DIEM OPENING.
Provides respiratory therapy modalities per protocol and those ordered by physicians to improve the cardiopulmonary conditions of patients from neonatal to geriatric ages. Duties include assessment, administration and evaluation of respiratory care treatments, coordinating with physicians on treatment care plans, performing intubations, airway management and provision of life support intra-hospital and inter-hospital transportation to critical patients may include both adult and pediatric patients.
Equivalent to graduation from high school and successful completion of an approved school of Respiratory Therapy. The ARCP will be able to complete primary job duties in either PICU or NICU, AND will be able to at least complete job duties as a secondary in the other unit at the time of hire or within 90 days from the hire into this classification.
Credentialed by the NBRC as a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) with 5 years of NICU/PICU primary experience OR a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) with NICU/PICU primary experience at time of hire. Current licensure by the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners as a Respiratory Care Practitioner. Basic Life Support (BLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)Certificate From the American Heart Association (AHA). State of Nevada Blood Gas Technologist or Blood Gas General Laboratory Supervisor license at time of hire or within 90 days from date of hire into classification. NRP (AHA) required within 90 days of hire.
Additional and/or Preferred Position Requirements
Two (2) years primary NICU and PICU experience & RRT credential.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Physical Requirements
Anatomy and physiology; blood gases; advanced respiratory and cardiology principles; dynamics of aerosol and IPPB therapy; respiratory care modalities for adults, pediatrics and neonatal patients when trained and competent; respiratory drug pharmacology; respiratory care equipment in use at facility; pulmonary rehabilitation techniques; patient acuity assessment methods; Hospital standards of care; department and hospital emergency response policies and practices; patient rights; age specific patient care practices; infection control policies and practices; handling, storage, use and disposal of hazardous materials.
Using mechanical ventilators; performing arterial blood gas sampling and analysis; applying cardiopulmonary resuscitation; surfactant replacement therapy administration; using computers for data entry and reporting; maintaining airway adjustments; transporting critical patients; maintaining ventilation equipment; communicating with a wide variety of people from diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all personnel contacted in the course of duties; efficient, effective and safe use of equipment; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all personnel contacted in the course of duties.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
Mobility to work in a typical clinical environment and use standard equipment, stamina to remain standing and/or walk for extended periods of time, vision to read printed materials and a VDT screen, and hearing and speech to communicate effectively in person and over the telephone. Strength and agility to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently to move objects, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this classification.
University Medical Center of Southern Nevada offers a benefits package that leads the market and includes:
Employer Paid Pension Plan totaling 29.25% of your annual salary!
Vestment in the pension plan after 5 years of qualifying employment!
Consolidated Annual Leave (CAL) - CAL is used for personal leave, holidays (eleven scheduled holidays per year), doctor appointments, vacation, and sick days up to 16 consecutive scheduled work hours (short term sick leave), etc. Eligible employees shall accrue CAL at the following rates. Part-time accrual is based on the number of paid benefit hours.
Length of Service
Rate of Accrual per 80 hours worked
Days per year (based on 8-hour day)
0 – 12 months
0-90 days > 3.077 hours*
*Upon completion of the 90th day of employment, the employee's CAL bank will be credited with an additional 12 hours.
91 days – 12 months > 5.2769 hours**
**Upon completion of the twelfth month of employment the employee's CAL bank will be credited with an additional 80 hours.
13 months – 48 months
Credit Union Eligibility
457 Deferred Compensation Plan
Comprehensive Group Health Insurance Plan
Nevada has no State Income Tax
No Social Security Deduction
UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER OF SOUTHERN NEVADA IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/ EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
This job announcement is for full-time and per diem vacancies. Please note that Per Diem is a non-benefited, on-call as needed basis position. Per Diem (PD) employee work assignments add to or substitute for staff on a pre-scheduled basis or as needed on a day-to-day basis, as determined by UMC. Yes, I understand and will follow the instruction when completing my application.
Please select the type of position(s) you want to be considered? Full-time
Per Diem (on call)
Full-time and Per Diem (on call)
Do you possess High School Diploma/GED and have successfully completed an approved school of Respiratory Therapy? Yes
(ARCP-Req-lic) Which of the following license(s)and/or certificate(s) do you possess? SELECT AS MANY AS APPLIES. In order to qualify, you must document the license details in your application. Current NV Respiratory Care Practitioner License
NBRC Registered Respiratory Care Practitioner (RRT)
NBRC Certified Respiratory Care Practitioner (CRT)
BLS from American Heart Association
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) from American Heart Association
NV Blood Gas Technologist or General Laboratory Supervisor license
NRP from American Heart Association
None of the Above
(ARCP-Req) Which of the following best describes your qualifications in respiratory care? Credentialed by the NBRC as a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) with 5 years of NICU/PICU primary experience
Credentialed by the NBRC as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) with NICU/PICU primary experience at time of hire
Are you a current UMC employee? Yes
How many years of NICU and/or PICU respiratory care experience? No experience
0 to less than 2 years
2 years to less than 5 years
More than 5 years
(All-Req) I understand that my answers to the Supplemental Questions alone will not qualify me for the position. I must back them up by stating clearly those qualifications relevant to experience, education level, and certifications when completing the application in order to be qualified. Yes, I understand and will include those qualifications relevant to experience, education level, and certifications when completing the application.
Full-Time and Per Diem