Requisition #: 33851
Name of Location: Egleston
Work Schedule: Night
Employment Type: Full-Time
Work Days: Variable
Respiratory Care Practitioners at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta care for over 300 patients per day in our three hospitals. Respiratory Therapists are key members of multidisciplinary teams at our 638 beds. Therapists can expand their skills as members of the ECMO team, the external Transport team, as core Isoflurane therapists, Asthma and Pulmonary Education specialists and more. We strive to provide the cutting edge, evidence-based and value-based care that only Children’s can provide to each of our patients. Our staff are trained utilizing hands on experience in our specialized pediatric settings as well as providing simulation experiences to enhance learning in a controlled setting. We are seeking team members who enjoy a fun, fast-paced environment and the opportunity to gain expertise in caring for children of all ages and a variety of medical needs. Join our progressive and growing department that is Dedicated to All Better.
- Associate’s degree from approved respiratory therapy program
- Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of employment
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) within 1 year of employment
- Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
- 1 year of experience
- Bachelor's degree
- 1 year of experience in pediatrics
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*
- Must be able to successfully pass the Basic Windows Skills Assessment at 80% or higher rating within 30 days of employment
- 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 nd provides documentation
- Maintains minimum of 15 continuing education units per year
- 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 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 evidence-based practice.
- 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 the Situation, Background, Assessment, and Recommendation technique (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.
- May serve as a preceptor, mentor, team leader, or charge Respiratory Care Professional.
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
Location Address: 1405 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322
Function: Allied Health - Respiratory
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent dedicated 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, 27 neighborhood locations and a total of 575 beds, 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 ranked on Fortune magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for eleven consecutive years and named one of the “100 Best Companies” by Working Mother magazine. 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 being Dedicated to All Better and impact the lives of hundreds of thousands of patients and their families each year.