Work Schedule/Days: Day/Variable
Employment Type: Full-Time
Location: Hughes Spalding
Requisition #: 59786
Participate as a member of the interdisciplinary team in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating comprehensive patient care services. To proactively support the efforts that will ensure delivery of safe patient care and services and to promote a safe environment at Children's.
- Graduation from an approved Diploma or Associate’s Degree program with the RRT credentials.* (One time grandfathering of CRT Therapist working on 1/1/07)
- Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of employment
- Current license in the state of Georgia as a Respiratory Care Professional required
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) within 1 year of employment
- Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential required
- Bachelor's degree
- Previous pediatric experience
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*
- Must be able to successfully pass the Basic Windows Skills Assessment at 80% or higher rating within 30 days of date of hire
- While clinical staff may serve a specific patient population, they have the potential to care for patients within the age population range served at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Clinical staff will have competencies that will incorporate population specific guidelines. This age population includes:
N = Neonate (less than 30 days)
I = Infant (30 days to 1 year)
EC = Early Childhood (1-5 years)
LC = Late Childhood (5-13 years)
A = Adolescent (13-17 years)
AD = Adult
ALL - all ages
- Accesses and follows policies.
- Uses resources effectively to assist in maintaining budget.
- Participates in the PI process.
- Participates in maintaining and monitoring the work environment to ensure a continual state of Joint Commission readiness.
- Participates in discharge planning.
- Reads clinical research and EBP articles posted on the unit and questions care as it relates to EBP.
- Demonstrates comprehensive assessment skills.
- Demonstrates rapid recognition of subtle changes in patient status and takes appropriate action while maintaining professional composure.
- Evaluates patient’s response to interventions and adjusts plan of care accordingly.
- Recognizes the existence of clinical practice trends and research, and questions care as it relates to EBP.
- Consistently and independently prioritizes patient care.
- Includes family in patient care.
- Provides effective education appropriate for learning needs of patient/family.
- Participates in unit based customer service initiatives.
- Effectively communicates using SBAR with all team members and physicians including transfer and the discharge process. Questions any inaccuracies or deviation from practice standards.
- Resolves situations of conflict involving patients, families, and staff and seeks appropriate resources when necessary.
- Appropriately communicates and demonstrates cohesive behavior among team members.
- Seeks resources by actively consulting with interdisciplinary team.
- Appropriately delegates tasks.
- Demonstrates support of CHOICE and unit committees.
- Supports unit and department goals
- Provides oversight of patient care delivered by Respiratory Care Technicians.
- Achieves 75% attendance at staff meetings if applicable
- Completes mandatory education requirements as defined by unit and system by due date.
- Completes unit-specific orientation successfully and provides documentation
- Maintains minimum of 15 continuing education units per year
- Maintains active RRT credential
Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.
Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.
Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance
Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Sitting - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Standing - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Walking - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Definite potential for exposure to blood and body fluids
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.
With 3 hospitals, 20neighborhood locations and a total of 673beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
Children’s has been recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, a Best Place for Working Mothers, and as a top employer for diversity and millennials. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values. We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country. Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.
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Address: 35 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, SE, Atlanta, GA 30303
Function: Allied Health - Respiratory