POSITION SUMMARY: Tues, Wed., Thurs, Fri (8a-5p)- patient care at 3 different locations/ Mondays-admistrative support
The RCP performs the functions of a respiratory care practitioner in direct care. This position utilizes the respiratory care process in the delivery of developmentally appropriate care and works effectively with members of the health care team, including the family in the provision of care to patients. The incumbent performs the functions of a respiratory care practitioner in direct care and utilizes the respiratory care process in the delivery of developmentally appropriate care.
JOB SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
Demonstrates competence in professional practice:
Utilizes established standards of evidence based care to guide practice
- Provides direct patient care including but not limited to: aerosol therapy, suctioning, oxygen therapy, inhaled gases
- Documents patient status, patient response, and respiratory practitioner interventions accurately and clearly
- Provides and reinforces health teaching with patients and families
- Participates in multidisciplinary treatment team
- Preceptor for novice therapists
- Utilizes available resources to impact patient care and solve practice problems
- Practice contributes toward achieving CHPG's Mission and Vision Statement
Participates in the development of professional and educational activities:
- Participates in continuing educational opportunities at Children’s
- Supports professional organization of Respiratory Care
- Shares pertinent information gained from professional seminars, conferences, books, or journals.
- Assists in identifying learning needs of other healthcare workers.
- Develops, presents and evaluates programs to meet educational needs of other healthcare workers. Is a member of interdisciplinary committee/project/task force when given the opportunity
Incorporates research to clinical practice:
- Demonstrates knowledge of research and quality improvement activities.
- Reads and evaluates current research that has implications for clinical practice.
- Shares research findings with colleagues in order to improve clinical practice.
- Participates in research and quality improvement activities.
- Two-year Associate's degree or equivalent experience required.
- Four-year Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience, preferred.
LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS:
- BLS, required.
- Asthma Educator Certification (AE-C) (if needed, must be achieved within 6 months of hire), required.
- RRT recognized by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) and active Texas license, preferred.
- Minimum 2-3 years of job related experience, required.
- Minimum 3-5 years of job related experience, preferred.
SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
- Maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjust effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.
- Use appropriate interpersonal styles to establish effective relationships with customers and internal partners; interact with others in a way that promotes openness and trust and gives them confidence in one's intentions.
- Meet patient and patient family needs; take responsibility for a patient's safety, satisfaction, and clinical outcomes; use appropriate interpersonal techniques to resolve difficult patient situations and regain patient confidence.
- Ensure that the customer perspective is a driving force behind business decisions and activities; craft and implement service practices that meet customers' and own organization's needs.
- Develop and use collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.
- Take prompt action to accomplish objectives; take action to achieve goals beyond what is required; be proactive.
- Deal effectively with others in an antagonistic situation; use appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people.
- Effectively manage one's time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
- Accomplish tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time.
- Set high standards of performance for self and others; assume responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-impose standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.
- Assimilate and apply new job-related information in a timely manner.
- Clearly convey information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
- Identify and understand issues, problems, and opportunities; compare data from different sources to draw conclusions; use effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; take action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
- Light - Exerting up to 20 lbs. occasionally, 10 lbs. frequently, or negligible amounts constantly and may require walking or standing to a significant degree.