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Respiratory Therapist (RRT), Day Shift, Seasonal, Hughes Spalding

Work Schedule/Days:  Day / Friday; Monday; Monday - Friday; Saturday; Sunday; Thursday; Tuesday; Variable; Wednesday
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Location:  Hughes Spalding 
Requisition #:  33579

 

JOB SUMMARY

Participate as a seasonal member of the interdisciplinary team in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating comprehensive patient care services. Proactively support the efforts that will ensure delivery of safe patient care and services and promote a safe environment at Children's. The Seasonal Respiratory Care Professional works during portions of the year based on operational needs.  

 

EDUCATION
  • Graduation from an approved diploma or associate’s degree program with the RRT credentials*

    * One-time grandfathering of CRT Therapist working on 01/01/2007

CERTIFICATION SUMMARY
  • Current license in the state of Georgia as a Respiratory Care Professional
  • BLS certification required within 30 days of hire
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification within one year of hire
EXPERIENCE*
  • Two years’ experience required
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Previous pediatric experience
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*
  • Must be able to successfully pass the Basic Windows Skills Assessment at 80% or higher rating within 30 days of date of hire
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*

1. Technical Skills

  • While clinical staff may serve a specific patient population, they have the potential to care for patients within the age population range served at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Clinical staff will have competencies that will incorporate population-specific guidelines. 
  • Accesses and follows policies.
  • Uses resources effectively to assist in maintaining budget.
  • Participates in the PI process.
  • Participates in maintaining and monitoring the work environment to ensure a continual state of Joint Commission readiness.
  • Participates in discharge planning.
  • Reads clinical research and EBP articles posted on the unit and questions care as it relates to EBP.        

           

2. Critical Thinking

  • Demonstrates comprehensive assessment skills.
  • Demonstrates rapid recognition of subtle changes in patient status and takes appropriate action while maintaining professional composure.
  • Evaluates patient’s response to interventions and adjusts plan of care accordingly.
  • Recognizes the existence of clinical practice trends and research, and questions care as it relates to EBP.
  • Consistently and independently prioritizes patient care.

 

3. Interpersonal Relationships

  • Includes family in patient care.
  • Provides effective education appropriate for learning needs of patient/family.
  • Participates in unit-based customer service initiatives.
  • Effectively communicates using SBAR with all team members and physicians, including transfer and the discharge process. Questions any inaccuracies or deviation from practice standards.
  • Resolves situations of conflict involving patients, families, and staff, and seeks appropriate resources when necessary.
  • Appropriately communicates and demonstrates cohesive behavior among team members.

 

4. Leadership Behaviors

  • Seeks resources by actively consulting with interdisciplinary team.
  • Appropriately delegates tasks.
  • Demonstrates support of CHOICE and unit committees.
  • Supports unit and department goals.
  • Provides oversight of patient care delivered by Respiratory Care Technicians.
  • May serve as a preceptor, mentor, team leader, or charge RCP.

5. Mandatory

  • 75% attendance at staff meetings if applicable
  • Completes mandatory education requirements as defined by unit and system prior to picking up shifts during the off-season or before starting the on-season
  • Completes unit-specific orientation successfully and provides documentation
  • Maintains minimum of 15 CEU/education hours per year
  • Maintains active certifications and credentials
SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES*

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

 

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS*
Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance
Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Sitting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Standing - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Walking - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
WORKING CONDITIONS*
Definite potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

 

About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 27 neighborhood locations and a total of 638 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 70 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been ranked on Fortune magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for fourteen consecutive years and named one of the “100 Best Companies” by Working Mother magazine.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values.  We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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Address:  35 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, SE, Atlanta, GA  30303
Function:  Allied Health - Respiratory


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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