Demonstrating proficiency in delivering care to age specific population (e.g. infants). Provides care to assigned patients according to professional standards and established procedures using good judgment.
- Competent, certified by board and confident to incubate.
- Knowledgeable and proficient with the use and mechanics of ventilators.
- Knowledgeable and proficient with Labor and delivery high risk factors for newborn survival, e.g. infant stabilization in the Delivery Room.
- Knowledgeable and proficient to arterial blood gas procedure for neonates.
- Demonstrating knowledge of age specific care, including but not limited to, identifying the need for additional safety measures, physiological normal values/readings; and assessing skin integrity, behavior, motor skills and/or activities that place patients at risk as well as communicates effectively in a clear, concise, understandable manner. Applicable for the populations checked below:
- Infant (x ) Pediatric (x ) Adult ( ) Geriatric ( )
- Demonstrating knowledge and technical dexterity in performing neonatal procedures/tests.
- Performing effectively in emergency situations following guidelines and department standards.
- Ensuring an adequate stock of supplies and proper functioning of equipment including quality control monitoring.
- Maintaining accurate reports, records, statistics, and other educational documentation/certificates.
- Assisting with staffing support in time of need to provide adequate coverage of assigned shift.
- Troubleshooting and correcting basic equipment malfunctions.
- Demonstrating sensitivity to patient’s comfort and privacy. Adapting approaches based on recognized cultural and religious diversity.
- Cooperating with other personnel in a positive manner to achieve departmental and interdepartmental objectives and maintains good employee relations.
- Demonstrating responsibility for cost containment, conservation of supplies and equipment, as well as other organizational resources.
- Successful completion of two (2) years AMA approved course in Respiratory Care.
- Three years experience in all phases of acute Respiratory Care preferred, with some experience in the age- specific category of respiratory care to infants, pediatrics, and adults. At least one year of the three years shall ideally have been in a capacity and recent experience of neonatal intensive care.
Minimum Work Experience and Qualifications:
- Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Preferred Work Experience and Qualifications:
Required Licensure, Certification, Registration or Designation:
- Current CA RCP license
- Certified Registered Respiratory Therapist by National Board for Respiratory care.
- Specialty certification as necessary for assigned area.
- BLS Card
- NRP Card
- Fire Card