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We are searching for a Transport Registered Respiratory Therapist - someone who works well in a fast-paced hospital setting. In this position, you’ll provide quality respiratory care, treatment and stabilization of critically ill patients during transport and on code/rapid response calls. You’ll also work in collaboration with the medical control and Registered Nurse (RN) to assess, treat and stabilize the patient/family/visitor until the patient is moved to a higher level of care if indicated. Additionally, you’ll collaborate with healthcare team members and associated resource personnel to problem solve and implement respiratory treatment modalities and interventions to maximize patient outcomes.
Think you’ve got what it takes?
Responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating respiratory care to critically ill patients including neonates, pediatric and adult patients in an evidenced-based and family- centered manner during transport and as code/rapid response RRT
•Ability to demonstrate critical thinking skills and evaluate respiratory status of critically ill patients, provide therapeutic intervention, emergency interventions and preparation for transport
•Assists the transport RN in any medical interventions deemed necessary
•Demonstrates commitment and dedication to patients and families
•In collaboration with the RN, keeps the family informed of a patient condition and plan of care
•Serves as a patient/family advocate while caring for the patient and family and maintains confidentiality
•Demonstrates commitment to program development and quality initiatives
•Demonstrates positive attitude and effective interpersonal skills when interacting with patients, families, visitors and members of the health care team
•Demonstrates the ability to problem solve and adapt to ongoing change and handle conflict management with a professional supportive attitude
•Ensures smooth safe program operations
•Completes all respiratory checks: including equipment checks, supply and medication inventory, maintains a state of readiness
•Plan, organize and position equipment and supplies for use in emergency conditions
•Complete missions initiated within the timeframe of assigned shift with the understanding that completion of these missions may require additional work beyond normal work hours
•Responsible for maintaining professional development of self and others
•Maintain clinical competence/expertise across all aspects of respiratory care and treatment, including: intubations/ventilator management/nitric implementation
•Maintain competence in use of systems: Epic/EMS charts and other systems as indicated
•Consistently participates in education sessions and Quality Council
•Associate’s Degree in Respiratory Therapy
•Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential issued by the National Board for Respiratory Care
•Basic Life Support (BLS) certification issued by the American Heart Association
•Two (2) years of critical care experience in a pediatric or neonatal intensive care setting or two (2) years pediatric EC experience in a Level 1 trauma center
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