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Respiratory Therapist - Ped/Neo

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Requisition #:
635582
Location:
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21201
Category:
Respiratory
Schedule:
Night Shift

The Johns Hopkins Hospital has been at the forefront of discovery, innovation, and medical advances for over 125 years. Our reputation for excellence has earned us a spot on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals list for over two decades. We believe that the commitment from our entire professional staff is one of the primary reasons we can continually set the standard of excellence in patient care, both in our community and around the world. Renowned for our specialty services and innovative clinical advances, we strive to make The Johns Hopkins Hospital an exceptional place to work, learn and advance your career.

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Position Summary:

Under general supervision, staff that have been trained in the various units of The Johns Hopkins Children's Center use the knowledge of concepts related to Respiratory Care to evaluate and recommend appropriate treatment for patients with cardiopulmonary compromise in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Inpatient Pediatric General Care Units. The Pediatric Respiratory Care Practitioner-Clinical Specialist (RCP-CS) are trained to work in the PICU and Pediatric General Care Units (Pediatric core staff), the NICU (NICU core staff). Pediatric Respiratory Care Practitioner-Clinical Specialists are also eligible for training as ECMO Specialists once proficiency in all respiratory care modalities is demonstrated. RCP-CS will demonstrate competency in setting up, operating, delivering, and discontinuing medical gas therapy, humidity therapy, aerosol therapy, hyperinflation therapy, bronchial hygiene therapy, invasive and non-invasive mechanical ventilation, emergency care/resuscitation, and airway management to patients with cardiopulmonary complications. The RCP-CS builds relationships with other members of the healthcare team and participates in the realization of each patient's multidisciplinary plan of care. Other duties as assigned.

Education:

Minimum Associates Degree in Respiratory Care (or equivalent) required. Graduation from a Registered Respiratory Therapy Program approved by the Commission For The Accreditation Of Respiratory Care Education (CoARC). Bachelor’s degree in Respiratory Care or other associated bachelor’s degree preferred.

Work Experience:

Minimum of 2 years of critical care experience in pediatrics or neonatal respiratory care, and/or ECMO. Must be competent in the ability to analyze and interpret physician orders, perform therapy and communicate outcomes of treatment to the health care team members. Applies respiratory care modalities to pediatric and neonatal patients consistent with JHH practice along with hospital-approved techniques of infection control. Demonstrates organizational skills that allow the individual to map out and provide clinical care within their area of responsibility. Effective verbal communication and interpersonal skills to establish working relationships that foster optimal quality patient care. Ability to apply principles of evidence-based practice and service excellence in practice. In age-specific populations, must be familiar with particular patient populations to which they are assigned.

Licensure/Certification:
Registered Respiratory Therapist (R.R.T.) Required. Maryland State License Required. PALS and B.L.S.Required. NRP is required for the NICU. STABLE Is preferred or obtained within 1 year of hire.

Knowledge/Skills:

Must possess knowledge of cardiopulmonary pathophysiology and its relation to the practice of respiratory care.

Must demonstrate competency in the application of theoretical principles to the initiation, maintenance, and discontinuation of all respiratory care modalities and related equipment as gained in a COARC approved respiratory care program.

Requires the aptitude to be trained and the fundamental knowledge to apply all equipment and therapeutic modalities used in respiratory care and ECMO.

Must be competent in the ability to analyze and interpret physician orders, perform therapy and communicate outcomes of treatment to the health care team members. Applies respiratory care modalities to pediatric and neonatal patients consistent with JHH practice along with hospital-approved techniques of infection control. Demonstrates organizational skills that allow the individual to map out and provide clinical care within their area of responsibility.

Effective verbal communication and interpersonal skills to establish working relationships that foster optimal quality patient care.

Ability to apply principles of evidence-based practice and service excellence in practice.

In age specific populations, must be familiar with particular patient populations to which they are assigned


Important Notices:

***Effective January 1st 2022, you must be fully vaccinated with an FDA COVID-19 vaccination and provide proof of your vaccination status as part of your occupational health screening. Exceptions to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement may be granted to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons by following the proper protocols. Effective 6/1/23, employees at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, its affiliate locations and Florida State Residents are not required to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Johns Hopkins Health System remains committed to providing the highest quality care for our patients and our communities. We encourage you to explore our current opportunities.

***Authorization to Work in the United States: Applicants who require sponsorship now or in the future will not be considered for this position.

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