Intermountain Healthcare Respiratory Therapist Clinical Specialist - Salt Lake City Clinic in Salt Lake City, Utah

Job ID:220705
Greater Salt Lake area

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Job Description

The RRT Clinical Specialist is responsible for providing clinical expertise, consultation, education and research to their designated area or specialty focus. Serves as a change agent; accepts and facilitates change. They are proactive and will assume a clinical leadership position.

Essential Job Duties

Patient Care:

  • Performs respiratory care procedures in response to patients' needs and physician orders within the Scope of Practice and established guidelines.
  • Assessing the respiratory status of assigned patients through physical exam, review of history/physical, and response to ordered therapies.
  • Communicates the patient care plan effectively to the patient, family, physician, nursing, support staff and others while maintaining a team focus.
  • Independently performs the majority of procedures, assessments, and interventions performed at the facility including advanced settings (as applicable).
  • Handles problems and appropriately deals with issues.
  • Maintains timely, accurate records and documentation to satisfy department, hospital and legal requirements.
  • Evaluates patient response to interventions through review of achievement of goals, clinical outcomes, and patient and family satisfaction. Revises plan of care as appropriate.
  • Professionalism - Promotes the profession of Respiratory Care, participates in quality improvement and research activities, and takes accountability for personal development and knowledge base.

Clinical Leadership:

  • Provides clinical expertise in the specialty area and is a pathfinder in the identification and development of quality patient care delivery.
  • Coordinates and implements Clinical Program initiatives and processes and monitors outcomes.
  • Develops and implements department or specialty care area projects or programs as identified.
  • Coordinates policy development with corporate-wide initiatives. Ensures and initiates standardization and development of department protocols, policies, and procedures for patient care delivery.
  • Utilizes current evidence based data to improve respiratory practice and to guide the development of standards for care of specialty patients.
  • Maintains a global perspective of the changing health care environment, at the unit, hospital, local, and national level.

Consultation / Liaison:

  • Serves as a department and/or specialty care area representative on committees or task forces relating to area of expertise.
  • Serves as a consultant/liaison to health team members, patients, families & community.


  • Acts as a resource, consultant and mentor to staff within department or specialty care area.
  • Performs needs assessment of staff working with specialty patients. Facilitates development and implementation of in services related to this patient population.

Posting Specifics

  • Entry Rate: Based on Experience
  • Benefits Eligible: Yes
  • Schedule: Tues - Friday. 7:15-5:15
  • Department: Salt Lake City Clinic
  • Additional Details: We have a Full Time - 40 hour a week Respiratory Therapist - Clinical Specialist position open, locaed at our Salt Lake City Clinic

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution (degree will be verified).
  • Graduate of a NBRC approved Respiratory Therapist program.
  • State License as a respiratory care practitioner.
  • Registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care (RRT).
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for healthcare providers.
  • Specific certifications as required (i.e. PALS, ACLS, NRP).
  • 3 years of Respiratory experience.

Physical Requirements

  • Ongoing need for employee to see and read information, labels, assess patient needs, operate monitors, identify equipment and supplies.
  • Frequent interactions with patient care providers, patients, and visitors that require employee to verbally communicate as well as hear and understand spoken information, alarms, needs, and issues quickly and accurately, particularly during emergency situations.
  • Manual dexterity of hands and fingers to manipulate complex and delicate equipment with precision and accuracy. This includes frequent computer use and typing for documenting patient care, accessing needed information, medication preparation, etc.
  • Expected to lift and utilize full range of movement to transfer patients. Will also bend to retrieve, lift, and carry supplies and equipment. Typically includes items of varying weights, up to and including heavy items.
  • Need to walk and assist with transporting/ambulating patients and obtaining and distributing supplies and equipment. This includes pushing/pulling gurneys and portable equipment, including heavy items. Often required to navigate crowded and busy rooms (full of equipment, power cords on the floor, etc).
  • May be expected to stand in a stationary position for an extended period of time.

Preferred Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Respiratory Therapy.
  • Leadership experience.

Please Note

All positions subject to close without notice. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Additional Details:

Working Hours 40

Primary Work Location Salt Lake Clinic

Expertise Respiratory

Job Type Full Time

Location US-UT-Salt Lake City