Job: Allied Health
Primary Location: Columbia
Shift: Night Job
Unposting Date: 08/25/2020, 8:46:33 AM
Location:Women and Children’s Hospital
Perform highly technical respiratory therapy procedures of both aroutine and emergent nature as a member of the Respiratory Care Department and Children’sHospital Critical Care Transport Team.Providesspecialized direct patient care to high risk and critically ill patients. Servesas preceptor for new employees and respiratory care students.
Provides evaluation, stabilization,coordination, and delivery of medical care to patients during transport.
Work independently to administer services via approvedprotocols and guidelines
Provideadvanced airway management and mechanical ventilation.
Performendotracheal intubation, needle decompression, umbilical catheter placement, IOCatheter placement & point of care testing.Assist nursing with procedures.
Assures medical equipment is accounted for, properly functioningand securely stowed.
Familiar with use of all equipment and supplies, to includemedications.
Assures additional medical equipment/supplies are available forthe specific needs of the patient condition and needs, based on availablepatient report and distance of transport.
Communicates condition, acuity and any unusual issues withtransport team and medical control.
Communicates with patient/family condition of patient, pertinentdisease information & expectations during transport.
Assist with workflow by maintaining collaborative communicationwith referral facility team.
Attendall required safety training programs, education and meetings.
Participatein outreach visits and education at referring facilities.
Provide RespiratoryTherapy in-patient activities as needed including the following:
Collectionand Analysis of Blood Gas Samples; Oxygen Therapy and Specialty Medical GasAdministration; Invasive and Non-Invasive Ventilation; Inhaled MedicationAdministration; Airway Clearance Techniques; Airway Maintenance; Attend routineand high risk deliveries; Act as member ofthe Code Blue and Rapid Response Team
Provide patientdocumentation through the electronic medical record.
Follow infectioncontrol and safety standards.
Educate and advise patients' families onrespiratory therapy procedures.Provideeducation to students and other health care providers.
A minimum ofone year of pediatric and/or neonatal critical care experience.
Requireslicensure by the State of Missouri, Missouri Board for Respiratory Care.
Requires current registration as a Registered RespiratoryTherapist (RRT) or certification as a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) byNational Board for Respiratory Care.
Neonatal Pediatric Specialist (NPS) credentials by theNational Board for Respiratory Care must be obtained within 18 months ofaccepting position OR Neonatal Pediatric Transport (NPT) Certification by theNational Certification Corporation within 18 months of accepting position
The physical demands described here arerepresentative of those that must be met with or without reasonableaccommodation. The performance of these physical demands is an essentialfunction of the job. This position is very active and requires ambulating, reaching,and moving objects weighing up to and over 20 lbs.
This role also routinelycomes into contact with patients who may have contagious illnesses. Thisposition is in a health care facility open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.Rotating shifts as well as holiday and work during inclement weather will berequired.
Applicants with diverse backgrounds areencouraged to apply.