To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
Assesses, implements and coordinates the Respiratory Care Plan for inpatients and outpatients.Operates a wide variety of complex technical equipment for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Continuously monitors therapy, therapeutic response and the disease process being treated and makes appropriate and timely revisions and modifications to the treatment plan in consult with the interns, residents, attending physicians and pulmonary physiologist.
- 1. Able to perform a wide variety of complex clinical and technical tasks according to the standards set forth in the Departmental Procedure manual.
- 2. Maintains complete and timely documentation in all job aspects, including all facets of the medical record and all departmental statistical records.Part-time and per diem employees may be restricted in some procedures as determined by the Manager and/or Medical director and noted on the Orientation Checklist and demonstrated in Competency Testing.
- 3. Maintains an accurate and current awareness of all departmental and hospital policies and procedures as evidenced in clinical competencies, attendance at departmental in-services, review and compliance with all communication sheet entries, announcements and memoranda pertinent to the operation of the department.
- 4. The staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the unit's/area's/department's policies and procedures.
- 5. TEAM PLAYER:
- 5.1 Outstanding: Fulfills Successful performance level. Consistently promotes and practices teamwork across departments or functions. Anticipates concerns or obstacles to goals and works to find common ground and resolution. As appropriate, demonstrates role model qualities to lead team activities and assumes responsibility for smooth functioning Consistently seeks opportunities to help others despite a full workload. Always demonstrates respect for the individual by encouraging diverse perspectives and experiences to maximize team performance. Acts as a role model and inspires the team by consistently demonstrating tact and appropriate concern for others.
- 6. COMMUNICATOR:
- 6.1 Outstanding: Fulfills Successful performance level. Develops mutual understanding with patients, visitors and staff. Consistently adapts message to best relate to diverse needs of audience, including addressing language barriers. Consistently anticipates needs of audience, simplifies message to achieve desired results. Consistently demonstrates best practices and is seen as a communication role model. Always presents a professional phone image by demonstrating genuine enthusiasm and an interest in the callers needs
- 7. OPEN MINDED/FLEXIBLE:
- 7.1 Outstanding: Fulfills Successful performance level. Willingly sets aside familiar techniques and procedures to learn and use a new, more effective approach.Embraces and supports sudden or frequent changes in assignments and seeks was to adjust most effectively. Promotes others views and ideas to achieve the best practice. Recognized and relied on by peers and managers as a person willing to consider any new approach. Open to constructive feedback and modifies behaviors and tasks accordingly.
- 8. PROBLEM SOLVER:
- 8.1 Outstanding: Fulfills Successful performance level.Independently addresses complex situations requiring assessment or analysis to identify possible solutions. Guides others in addressing change and solving problems. Learns from past experiences and uses this knowledge for future decisions. Anticipates possible problems that may arise when making decisions and acts promptly and carefully and in a manner appropriate to the situation. Takes ownership of a situation as appropriate, acting as the go to person. Represents `thinking? that may result in innovative ideas.
- 9. FRIENDLY:
- 9.1 Outstanding: Fulfills Successful performance level. Consistently presents self as a role model to patients and staff. Is always warm, cheerful and friendly. Inspires others to be courteous and very pleasant creating a positive and inclusive work environment. Excellent at establishing goodwill. Exemplary customer service with behaviors that consistently reinforce patient satisfaction goals. Watches for clues that patients or visitors require assistance. Asks May I help you?
- 10. HELPFUL:
- 10.1 Outstanding: Fulfills SuccessfuL performance level. Demonstrates exceptional response to patient/customer needs or inquiries showing thoughtfulness and resourcefulness in meeting customer needs. Takes initiative to improve the quality of responses delivered to the patient/customer while demonstrating exceptionally helpful, respectful, friendly and caring behavior toward customer. Consistently solicits feedback from patients/customers demonstrating exceptional customer service skills in order to respond to patient/customer needs.
- 11. PERSONALLY EFFECTIVE AND ACCOUNTABLE:
- 11.1 Outstanding: Fulfills Successful performance level. Recognized by peers, managers, and Organization as a role model of exceptional work habits and as a creative thinker who is not afraid to take risks to get the job done. Is sought out to participate in teams and special projects. Maintains composure and focus under pressure and during crises Demonstrates a high level of awareness regarding efficient cost saving ways to get the job done and makes suggestions for improvements Consistently encourages accountability in and challenges others Consistently seeks ways to sustain and improve ones skills. Regularly exceeds established standards of productivity. Always willing to do additional work including special projects. Is a self starter; knows what needs to be done and proceeds with little or no direction. Works autonomously if necessary.
Minimum of two years (A.S. degree in Respiratory Therapy) CoARC approved college (B.S. preferred).
One year in-hospital clinical practice experience. Preferred sub-specialty in critical care.
Registered by the National Board for Respiratory Therapy. Basic Life Support Certificate by American Heart Association. Licensed by the State of Connecticut in Respiratory Therapy.
Exposure to respiratory and other pathogens including drug resistant strains of tuberculosis and A. Staph, HIV, and hepatitis B. Exposure to blood and body fluids. Exposure to glutaraldehyde, pentamidine, ribovirin, and other potentially harmful substances listed in the MSDS. Administers tests and/or therapy in a standing position (75%). Able to respond to emergencies with rapid dispatch, including the ability to walk up to 7 flights of stairs. Bending to angles greater than 45 degrees. Lifting, pulling and pushing objects up to 40 pounds. Transports equipment weighing up to 300 pounds on rollers. Able to move patients weighing up to 300 pounds with assistance using proper body mechanics and equipment. Able to perform prolonged cardiopulmonary resuscitation.