Respiratory Therapist - 36/hr SIGN ON BONUS Offered to Experienced Therapists
Company: Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Posted on: January 17, 2020
Respiratory Therapist - 36/hr SIGN ON BONUS Offered to Experienced
Respiratory Therapists are clinical specialist who provide quality
care to patients and their families according to physician orders
and approved protocols. Services provided include assessment,
treatment and management, rehabilitation, diagnostic evaluation and
care of patients with deficiencies and abnormalities which affect
the cardiopulmonary system. This involves the application and
analysis of respiratory care as it applies to clinical data,
equipment, and therapeutic procedures.
Perform specific testing techniques to assist in diagnosis,
monitoring, treatment and research, including the measurement of
ventilatory volumes, pressures and flows, specimen collection of
blood and other materials, hemodynamic and other related
physiological monitoring of cardiopulmonary systems, including the
inserting, monitoring, and maintaining of arterial catheters and
the monitoring and maintenance of other cardiovascular indwelling
catheters, including central venous and pulmonary artery catheters
following appropriate education and training.
Insertion of intravenous and intraosseous catheters in
appropriately identified health care settings, including medical
evacuation and transport vehicles, outpatient bronchoscopy
facilities provided the respiratory care practitioner has completed
a competency-based training and education program in the insertion
and maintenance of such catheters
Insertion of nasogastric tubes, including such tubes used for the
purpose of sensing diaphragmatic movements
Utilizes respiratory equipment in all modalities to include but not
limited to: medical gases such as oxygen, Heliox, and nitric oxide
therapy, IPPB treatments, aerosol treatments, chest physiotherapy
and other airway clearance techniques according to physician orders
or protocols to meet patient respiratory needs.
Provide education to patients, families and the general public to
promote knowledge of disease process, therapies, self-help,
cardiopulmonary wellness and disease prevention.
Initiates and maintains invasive and non-invasive mechanical
ventilation according to physician order or protocol. Ensures
patient -- ventilator synchrony, maintains, monitors, measures and
adjusts appropriately to assure proper function and to ascertain
Administers pharmacologic, diagnostic and therapeutic agents
related to respiratory care procedures necessary to implement
treatment, disease prevention, pulmonary rehabilitation, or
diagnostic regimen prescribed by a physician or protocol.
Assist physicians in patient assessment, response to therapies, and
recommendations for changes in therapies.
Respond to all STAT situations involving Respiratory Care,
requiring the need for airway management and/or cardiopulmonary
Maintains natural airways as well as the insertion and maintenance
of artificial airways
Perform or assist with fiberoptic bronchoscopy, oximetry, VD/VT and
O2 consumption, tracheobronchial suctioning, tracheostomy tube
changes, intubations, bedside spirometry and EKG's, arterial
puncture and analysis of blood using point of care.
Team member of the Critical Care Transport Team. Transports
pediatric and neonatal patients requiring respiratory interventions
or supervision as needed.
Contribute in the development and revision of Respiratory policies,
procedures and protocols.
Promote continuous learning and expand expertise by engaging in and
seeking opportunities to develop self and others with the goal of
achieving a self-directed work team. Collaborate in the development
and implementation of research and/or quality improvement
Participate in clinical affiliation programs and/ or orientation
and education of respiratory therapist and other health care
Works efficiently as a team member by consulting with physicians,
RNs and other RTs within and across clinical settings to provide
quality respiratory care to patients and service to medical center
units through communication, cooperation, and collaboration.
Demonstrate knowledge of the age-related differences and needs of
patients in appropriate, specific populations from neonate through
adolescence and applies them to practice. Demonstrate cultural
sensitivity in all interactions with patients and families.
Demonstrate support for the mission, values and goals of the
organization through behaviors that are consistent with the CCMC
Position Specific Role Responsibilities
Carry Shift Coordination Pager as required
Independent in job duties with minimal supervision required in all
patient care areas, including but not limited to: NICU, PICU, ED,
Transports, Med Surgical floors, PACU and outpatient
Education and Experience
Completion of an accredited program of Respiratory Care or minimum
an Associated Degree in Respiratory Care, Required.
Bachelor's Degree, Preferred
Licenses and Certifications
Current State of Connecticut license as Respiratory Care
Credentialed as a Registered Respiratory Therapist by the National
Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) (RRT) for all new hires after
August 1, 2018.
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) / CPR in adult, child & infant is
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) required within 6 months of
hire or before staff has completed dept. orientation if that is
longer than 6 months.
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) required within 6 months of
hire or before staff has completed dept. orientation
Projected Schedule (not guaranteed)
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected
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