Respiratory Care Practitioner- II (.9 FTE, Days)
.9 FTE, 12 hour day shifts
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Perform diagnostic and therapeutic clinical procedures as defined in the Respiratory Care Services scope of clinical practice. Work performed in accordance with physician orders. Defined duties are performed in neonatal, pediatric and adult patient populations. Perform all essential functions required of a Respiratory Care Practitioner level I.
Assist with orientation and training of Level I and Level II therapists.
Assure safe operation of devices in the MRI scanner.
Competent in delivery of Nitric Oxide.
Competent in delivery of Nitrogen and Heliox other specialty gases.
Competent in the application mechanical ventilator modalities, including high frequency.
Competent in the application of Non-Invasive ventilation, Continuous Positive Airway.
Complete orientations in all critical respiratory care areas.
Evaluate appropriateness of medical orders.
Interpret data to optimize patient clinical objectives.
Intra-hospital transport of patients requiring mechanical ventilation or airway protection.
Participate in clinical rounds with physicians, nurses and other health care providers.
Pressure (CPAP), Bi level Positive Pressure (BiPAP).
Respond to trauma calls in the emergency department.
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.
Education: Completion of a 2 year or 4 year AMA approved respiratory care program (Associates Degree or the equivalent) or satisfies the requirements as outlined by the NBRC for registry examinations or meets experience requirements as outlined below
Experience: 2 years clinical experience CRT + 5 yrs clinical respiratory care for candidates who do not possess an AS/BS degree in respiratory care Candidates with one year of pediatric experience plus successful completion of the RRT exam may be considered; Pediatric CVICU experience preferred.
License/Certification: RCP, NRP, Current American Heart Association (AHA) Certification for Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers, Current American Heart Association (AHA) Certification for Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) for Healthcare Providers.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to adjust communications to fit the needs and level of understanding of the receiver.
Ability to speak, read, write, and understand English effectively at a level appropriate for the safe and effective performance of the job.
Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area.
Knowledge of Medical Terminology.
Knowledge of new technologies (in specific field) and maintain and stay abreast of updates and changes.
Knowledge of the indications, contraindications, and hazards of continuous long-term or short term mechanical ventilation, various respiratory therapy techniques, and anatomy, physiology and pathology related to the respiratory system required.
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