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.
- Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
- Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
- Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
- Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
- Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
- Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.