Respiratory Therapist - Sleep Center
- Requisition #:
- Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
- Rotating Shift
The Johns Hopkins Pediatric Sleep Center provides comprehensive evaluation and family-centered care and treatment for children with sleep-disordered breathing and sleep apnea. The Johns Hopkins pediatric polysomnography laboratories, which are accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, are located at five sites throughout Maryland and Florida. Our laboratory specialists are experts at performing studies in even the youngest children, and we work to provide the best experience for each child and their family in our labs. Our multidisciplinary sleep clinics are held at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital and Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. They each provide access to highly trained physicians, respiratory therapists and cognitive behavioral therapists to help children and families cope with sleep disorders.
Our clinical experts see patients with:
- Snoring and suspected sleep apnea
- Known obstructive sleep apnea requiring continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) or bi-level positive airway pressure (BiPAP) therapy
- Sleep-related respiratory failure or apnea related to neuromuscular diseases such as muscular dystrophy or cerebral palsy
- Conditions that increase the risk of sleep-disordered breathing, such as obesity, Down syndrome and achondroplasia
- Children with daytime sleepiness and narcolepsy
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.
• Associate’s Degree preferred. Associate’s degree in Respiratory Therapy required within 36 months of hire (external hires hired after 1/1/2022)
• Current Florida Respiratory Therapist Licensure
• Current Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NRBC) OR current Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) credential by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) OR an equivalent credential acceptable to the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)
• If an RRT, 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 preferred
• No experience required for New graduate Registered Respiratory Therapist
• Current BLS certification from the American Heart Association
• Current PALS certification from the American Heart Association or must be obtained within 120-day orientation period
• Current NRP certification if working in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, and or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.