Respiratory Care Practitioner/Virtual Health-Asthma/ Irving location Job

Children's Health - Respiratory Therapy Careers

Job Number: 51498

Location: Dallas, TX

Date Posted: 3-1-2017

Description:

POSITION SUMMARY:

The RCP in Ambulatory 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.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Monitors patients enrolled in virtual Health Asthma Program
  • Lead patient screening , enrollment and consenting of patients into program
  • Lead and coordinate outcomes reporting
  • Utilizes established standards of evidence based care to guide practice.
  • Provides direct patient care including: mechanical ventilation, aerosol therapy, pulmonary hygience, 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.
  • Is a member of interdisciplinary committee/project/task force.
  • Practice contributes toward achieving Respiratory Care Vision Statement.
  • Utilizes the National Patient Safety Goals to provide a safe environment for patients.
  • Maintains a safe environment for self and others.
  • Perform diagnostic testing in pulmonary lab.
  • 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 staff therapist and 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."
  • 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
  • Home visits are conducted to include trigger assessment, education on the proper use of devices, and one-on-one asthma-specific education
  • Participate in community events and outreach
  • Occasional weekend assignments required

EXPERIENCE:

  • 18 months of full time experience following graduation from a Respiratory Care program is required
  • Three years of experience, preferably in pediatric/ neonatal care preferred.

EDUCATION:

  • Two-year Associate's degree or equivalent experience required.
  • Four-year Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience preferred.

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS:

  • RRT Texas license and BLS required.
  • PEARS/PALS certification within 6 months of hire required.
  • AARC Membership, NPS, CPFT or RPFT preferred.
  • Asthma Management Program only: Asthma Educator certification within one year of hire required.
  • Valid Texas driver license and insurance required.

SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:

  • Must possess the ability to communicate with others in a clear, understandable and professional manner on the phone and in person; and the demonstrated use of good written and verbal communication skills
  • Must possess the ability to interact with peers, executives, patients, families, members of the healthcare team, and other vendors in a manner that represents Children’s positively
  • Must possess the ability to maintain regular, reliable and punctual attendance
  • Must possess the ability to learn and apply new information, knowledge and experiences in a timely manner
  • Must possess the ability to be flexible and adaptable to change
  • Must possess the ability to work on multiple tasks and projects and to prioritize
  • Must possess assessment and monitoring skills, interpret lab values and have knowledge of respiratory medications. Respond to adverse affects and recommend appropriate treatments.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The RCP in Ambulatory 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.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Monitors patients enrolled in virtual Health Asthma Program
  • Lead patient screening , enrollment and consenting of patients into program
  • Lead and coordinate outcomes reporting
  • Utilizes established standards of evidence based care to guide practice.
  • Provides direct patient care including: mechanical ventilation, aerosol therapy, pulmonary hygience, 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.
  • Is a member of interdisciplinary committee/project/task force.
  • Practice contributes toward achieving Respiratory Care Vision Statement.
  • Utilizes the National Patient Safety Goals to provide a safe environment for patients.
  • Maintains a safe environment for self and others.
  • Perform diagnostic testing in pulmonary lab.
  • 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 staff therapist and 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."
  • 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
  • Home visits are conducted to include trigger assessment, education on the proper use of devices, and one-on-one asthma-specific education
  • Participate in community events and outreach
  • Occasional weekend assignments required

EXPERIENCE:

  • 18 months of full time experience following graduation from a Respiratory Care program is required
  • Three years of experience, preferably in pediatric/ neonatal care preferred.

EDUCATION:

  • Two-year Associate's degree or equivalent experience required.
  • Four-year Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience preferred.

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS:

  • RRT Texas license and BLS required.
  • PEARS/PALS certification within 6 months of hire required.
  • AARC Membership, NPS, CPFT or RPFT preferred.
  • Asthma Management Program only: Asthma Educator certification within one year of hire required.
  • Valid Texas driver license and insurance required.

SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:

  • Must possess the ability to communicate with others in a clear, understandable and professional manner on the phone and in person; and the demonstrated use of good written and verbal communication skills
  • Must possess the ability to interact with peers, executives, patients, families, members of the healthcare team, and other vendors in a manner that represents Children’s positively
  • Must possess the ability to maintain regular, reliable and punctual attendance
  • Must possess the ability to learn and apply new information, knowledge and experiences in a timely manner
  • Must possess the ability to be flexible and adaptable to change
  • Must possess the ability to work on multiple tasks and projects and to prioritize
  • Must possess assessment and monitoring skills, interpret lab values and have knowledge of respiratory medications. Respond to adverse affects and recommend appropriate treatments.


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