Teamwork, respect and caring: These core values are even more crucial when working with children and their families. As you provide respiratory care to infants and children being transported to Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel and other designated hospitals, you focus on the specific needs of this patient population. Respect and concern for family members goes hand-in-hand with your expert care of neonatal and pediatric patients. If you believe you embody these qualities, you may be a great fit for this position.
COMPETENCY: Will achieve and maintain advanced level clinical skills necessary to transport critical patients.
Delivers age appropriate care to pediatric patients, (24 weeks gestation to 18 years), during the transport process.
Responsible to remain current on transport policies and procedures, department changes, education, and current research.
Meets all performance standards for care of critical neonates and pediatric patients.
Works collaboratively with transport nurse in providing patient care therapies for children being transported by the transport team with exception of the administration of IV medications. Able to calculate, and check medication administration with RN. Able to identify medication errors.
Proficient in IV starts on Peds and Infants, endotracheal Intubation, needle thoracentesis of the chest, and surfactant administration.
Assists with patient care in the NICU and PICU while functioning as a respiratory care practitioner and maintaining transport readiness.
PROMOTION OF FAMILY CENTERED CARE:
Incorporates family in plan of care and includes them in decision-making.
Provides for family privacy and dignity.
Respects cultural, racial, language, and other differences.
Strives to be flexible, accessible, and responsive to parent’s needs and requests.
MISSION AND VALUES: Legacy mission, values and strategic goals are clearly understood and demonstrated.
Actively participates in planning and department activities which reinforce values, mission and goals.
SAFETY: Responsible to maintain a safe patient and work environment.
Safe and attentive work habits. Routinely performs duties in a safe and conscientious manner.
Maintains equipment in safe, working order.
Complies with crewmember weight restrictions (Maximum 225 founds fully outfitted to perform the job).
CQI/RESEARCH: Promotes improvements through the use of data.
Assists in the development of the CQI plan and participates in the review of data.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Responsibility for professional development of self and contribution to the professional growth of others.
Participates in peer review process.
Participates in ongoing education through conferences, in-services, and review of current literature.
Shares information with others.
Participates with colleagues in case review, education, and review of ethical conflicts.
Participates in community outreach activities as assigned.
Attends 50% of team meetings.
Attends mandatory annual skills seminars as well as annual helicopter safety in-services.
Must be a graduate from an accredited school of respiratory therapy. For employees hired on/after January 16, 2011, minimum of an Associate degree in Respiratory Therapy from a program accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (COARC) or accredited by the American Medical Association’s Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA).
Three years of neonatal and/or pediatric intensive care clinical experience within the last five years. Experience in Neonatal and /or Pediatric transport preferred.
LEGACY’S VALUES IN ACTION:
Follows guidelines set forth in Legacy’s Values in Action
Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled
Oregon licensure as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RCPRT) required. Washington licensure as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RCPRT) preferred and required within 3 months of hire into this position. Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) advanced practitioner credential by the NBRC preferred. Current BLS, NRP, and PALS required.