Respiratory Care Pract II

Position Details

Department: PCMG-MAIN | Pulmonology
Category: Respiratory Care
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 681872
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

Posting Note: This RRT position will be set up with a larger role in the new Sleep Clinic. As always, 1st priority is the Pulmonology department and what will make it successful and move forward as we change to meet our patients' needs. 40% of your time will be with the Sleep appointments. You will be working at the Northwest valley location one to two days a week, tracking patient set ups, troubleshooting devices/masks/patient, conducting RT visits for major NIV system issues, and working with the DME companies. The next highest priority will be the Pulm CF team. When on the main campus you will be focused on the CF team and CF patients' needs. This has more of a “Family Bond” style relationship due to the more frequent visitation schedule, equipment, and medication. The 3rd priority is to all the other needs of the Pulmonology Department; PFTs, CA, CPT teach, CA, Vest, Nebulizers, etc.

This position facilitates and administers respiratory care, including routine and complex procedures, using a wide variety of techniques and equipment. Ensures care meets quality standards established by the hospital, department and regulatory agencies and maintains all skills and knowledge sufficient to provide safe, effective, and developmentally appropriate care to all ages of patients from neonate to adolescent. This position also participates in executing quality improvement initiatives.

Position Duties

  1. Safely performs various diagnostic and therapeutic procedures according to established standards, procedural guidelines, and policies.
    • Applies knowledge and understanding of the proper and safe use of all Respiratory Care interventions and related equipment. Successfully completes initial competency validations and ongoing re-validations. Troubleshoots interventions and equipment as it applies to various patient care situations.
  2. Interacts with and explains care modalities to patients, families, and the health care team in an understandable manner based on individual diversity and learning styles.
    • Introduces oneself to the family, patient, and health care team. Displays a positive customer relations attitude.
  3. Accurately and reliably interprets and communicates patient data.
    • Consistently provides thorough patient clinical status reports to applicable members of the health care team using effective communication methods. Displays a level of inquiry and self-development.
  4. Assesses patients clinical status, evaluates progress towards goals, and recommends courses of action.
    • Displays personal accountability to locate and follow policy, procedure, and competency references. Makes recommendations based on literature, best practices, and available evidence.
  5. Analyzes critical situations and applies appropriate judgment and critical thinking for problem resolution.
    • Communicates experiences, safety concerns, and improvement opportunities to the appropriate personnel. Completes occurrence reports as appropriate.
  6. Continuously improves and takes the initiative to develop knowledge and skills through appropriate learning experiences and opportunities.
    • Attends educational offerings, departmental meetings, and stays appraised of departmental and hospital communication. Personally accountable for ongoing self development in advances related to respiratory care.
  7. Works effectively in a team-based environment especially during stressful situations involving quickly changing priorities. Displays appropriate leadership skills to instill trust and credibility.
    • Intervenes appropriately in urgent and emergent situations. Actively engaged in patient care planning with the health care team.
  8. Manages multiple priorities and applies effective time management skills, using downtime for work related activities.
    • Ensures timely and accurate patient care and billing documentation. Communicates assignment changes in a timely fashion. Maintains an acceptable level of productivity
  9. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

Phoenix Children's Mission, Vision, & Values


To advance hope, healing and the best healthcare for children and their families


Phoenix Children's will be the leading pediatric health system in the Southwest, nationally recognized for exceptional care, innovative research and advanced medical education.

We realize this vision by:

  • Offering the most comprehensive care across ages, communities and specialties
  • Investing in innovative research, including emerging treatments, tools and technologies
  • Advancing education and training to shape the next generation of clinical leaders
  • Advocating for the health and well-being of children and families
  • We place children and families at the center of all we do
  • We deliver exceptional care, every day and in every way
  • We collaborate with colleagues, partners and communities to amplify our impact
  • We set the standards of pediatric healthcare today, and innovate for the future
  • We are accountable for making the highest quality care accessible and affordable

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Successful completion of an accredited Respiratory Therapist Program
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Minimum of one (1) year of post graduation respiratory care experience.
2. Post graduation experience in a hospital environment.
Certifications / Licenses / Registries
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Current BLS certification for Healthcare Provider from the American Heart Association.
2. Current Registered Respiratory Therapist credential (RRT) by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).
3. Current State of Arizona Respiratory Care Practitioner license.
4. American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) membership.
5. Current PALS certification.
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing - Occasionally
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) - Constantly
3. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) - Constantly
4. Physical Requirement - Hearing - Constantly
5. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling - Constantly
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching - Constantly
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting - Occasionally
8. Physical Requirement - Standing - Constantly
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling - Frequently
10. Physical Requirement - Talking - Constantly
11. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling - Occasionally
12. Physical Requirement - Walking - Constantly
13. Physical Requirement - Near Vision - Constantly
14. Physical Requirement - Far Vision - Constantly
15. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination - Constantly
16. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment - Frequently
17. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance - Occasionally
18. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance - Occasionally
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment - Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Confined areas - Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - High places - Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme noise levels - Applicable
23. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases - Applicable
24. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid - Applicable
25. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles - Applicable
26. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure - Applicable
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