Respiratory Therapist / Polysomnographic Technologist II
Requisition #: 166856
Location: Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Category: Support Services (Services/Trades)
Work Shift: Night Shift
Work Week: Casual (less than 20)
Weekend Work Required: Yes
Date Posted: June 11, 2019
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The Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) II’s/ Respiratory Therapist purpose is to provide including routine and complex procedures, using a wide variety of techniques and equipment. Employees that are successful in this role possess the ability to provide quality care and are accountable for maintaining all skills and knowledge necessary to provide safe, effective and developmentally appropriate sleep medicine care to all ages of patients from neonate to adolescent. Along with other members of the care team, this role is responsible for patient outcomes that meet the high standards of care provided by JHACH.
- Assesses patients clinical status, evaluates progress toward goals, and recommends courses of action to provide quality sleep studies and CPAP operation.
- As a respiratory therapist performs respiratory care modalities that include oxygen therapy, airway clearance, tracheostomy studies (with trach capped and uncapped), decannulation studies, and mechanical ventilation studies. The respiratory therapist may be required to exercise considerable independent clinical judgment, under the supervision of a sleep physician, in the treatment of patients with respiratory dysfunction.
- Analyzes critical situations and applies appropriate judgement and critical thinking for problem resolution to care for patient quickly and safety.
- Accurately and reliably interprets and communicates patient results to facilitate patient care plan.
- 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 provide patient centered care.
- Provides coverage at the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care Centers as scheduled to provide care for patients in their community.
- Presents sleep educational offering to the sleep center staff to encourage peer growth.
- Will serve as a mentor to RPSGT staff to provide an engaged working relationship
- Resource for clinical problem solving, equipment and workflow process for Sleep Center team to ensure clinic operations.
- Presents new therapy/ equipment (includes trialing, policy development, rollout) to focus on evolving technologies.
- Demonstrates the ability to manage the day-to-day patient care activities in the absence of the sleep center Supervisor to maintain clinic operations.
- Develops working knowledge of equipment and interfaces with vendors on technical concerns or questions to maintain clinic operations.
- Will serve as a mentor to new employees and current employees as assigned by the supervisor
- 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
- __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
- 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
Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are drug-free workplace employers.
Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.
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