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Cystic Fibrosis Clinic Respiratory Therapist (RRT)

Requisition #: 195224
Location: Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Category: Respiratory
Work Shift: Day Shift
Work Week: Full Time (40 hours)
Weekend Work Required: No
Date Posted: Sept. 18, 2019

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POSITION SUMMARY:

The Respiratory Therapist’s purpose is to provide quality respiratory care to our patients, including routine and complex procedures, using a wide variety of techniques and equipment. Collaborates care with the multidisciplinary team and communicate effectively with others. Ensures patient care meets quality standards established by the hospital, department and regulatory agencies. Is accountable for maintaining all skills and knowledge necessary to provide safe, effective and developmentally appropriate respiratory care to all ages of patients from neonate to adolescent. Along with other members of the care team, is responsible for patient outcomes which meet the high standards of care provided by JHACH.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  1. Assesses patients clinical status, evaluates progress toward goals, and recommends courses of action to determine a plan of care
  2. Plans for patient’s respiratory care needs in collaboration with other members of the care team to provide the highest quality of clinical outcomes
  3. Safely performs various diagnostic and therapeutic procedures according to established standards, procedural guidelines and policies to provide safe patient care
  4. Analyzes critical situations and applies appropriate judgement and critical thinking to achieve problem resolution
  5. Accurately and reliably interprets and communicates patient results to support patient care
  6. Documents interventions performed and response to therapies in the electronic medical record to result in compliant and useful documentation
  7. Interacts with and explains therapeutic modalities to patients, families and the interdisciplinary team in an understandable manner based on learning styles and individual diversity to ensure collaborative care coordination
  8. Effectively works in a team-based environment especially during stressful situations involving quickly changing priorities to achieve the highest quality of patient outcomes.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associate Degree
  • Current Florida Respiratory Therapist Licensure
  • Current Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) hired before 2012 will be grandfathered
  • Must be a graduate from a Registered Respiratory Therapy Program approved by the Commission of Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)
  • Minimum of 1 year experience as a Respiratory Therapist
  • Current BLS/PALS certification from the American Heart Association
  • Current NRP certification if working in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • For Lifeline positions must also have:
    • Minimum of five years’ experience in a clinical setting
    • Minimum of 2000 hours caring for Level II or III neonatal patients as defined by Florida Rule 64J-1.006

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • __x___ Ability to move freely (standing, stooping, walking, bending, pushing and pulling) and lift up to a maximum of Fifty (50) pounds without assistance.
  • __X__ Category 1: Job classification is exposed to blood borne pathogens (blood or bodily fluids) while performing job duties

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Frequent exposure to sharp objects and instruments
  • Occasional exposure to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock
  • Occasional high noise level
  • Exposure to aircraft fumes and elevated working conditions

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