Work Schedule/Days: Evening/Variable
Employment Type: Full-Time
Location: Office Park (1645)
Requisition #: 41044
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 Degree program with the RRT credential.* (
- Staff members who are working on 01.01.07 in the role of Staff III-(new Resource) RCP who are not registry eligible (RRTe) may be grandfathered in at initial rollout but, they must be actively pursuing (2 classes per year if on quarter terms and 3 classes if on semester terms) college credits towards an AS degree and sit for the RRT within a year of graduation. Staff members who are working on 01.01.07 with RRT in the role of Staff III (new Resource) RCP who do not have an Associate’s Degree, may be grandfathered in at the initial rollout.)
- Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of employment
- Current license in the state of Georgia as a Respiratory Care Professional
- AARC member
- 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 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
- Allocates staffing resources effectively to assist in maintaining the budget.
- Identifies and take steps to resolve areas of noncompliance in relation to regulatory agencies including The Joint Commission and National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG).
- Participates and serves as a role model in PI process.
- Acts as a role model and resource for complex patient care, advanced technical skills, clinical information and patient and family education.
- Demonstrates advanced assessment skills and analyzes and interprets data, altering the Plan of Care in a timely manner.
- Consistently and independently prioritizes, allocates time effectively, and delivers dependable, timely and effective patient care in a variety of settings from simple to complex.
- Serves as a resource for staff in recognizing and responding to the deteriorating patient.
- Actively promotes Evidence Based Practice and research through encouraging inquiry, performing literature searches and facilitating policy changes.
- Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team for effective resource utilization and expedites involvement of the family in the entire care process.
- Promotes cohesive behavior among team members; actively promotes relationships with self, staff and family.
- Anticipates learning needs of the family and involves them in education process.
- Communicates using the SBAR and takes initiative for follow up of identified gaps.
- Resolves complex situations of conflict involving patients, families, and staff; seeks appropriate resources when necessary.
- Role models customer service and service recovery.
- Seeks resources by actively consulting with the interdisciplinary team..
- Performs as a proficient lead therapist, charge therapist, mentor and/or preceptor.
- Assists unit educator in developing staff as evidenced by delivering education or learning opportunities.
- Provides oversight of patient care delivered by Respiratory Care Technician.
- 75% attendance at staff meetings if applicable
- Maintains a minimum of 20 hours CEUs/job related education opportunities
- Completes mandatory education requirements as defined by unit and system by due date
- Must be an active member of a unit or system based CHOICE council or task force
- 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, 27neighborhood locations and a total of 638 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 70 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 fourteen 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 making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.
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Address: 1645 Tullie Circle, Atlanta, GA 30329
Function: Allied Health - Respiratory