at Arkansas Childrens in Springdale, Arkansas, United States
The Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) II demonstrates a competent level of respiratory care practice as an advanced-knowledge Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner (LRCP). The competent level of Respiratory Care (RC) is characterized by increased knowledge, skill, and experience to analyze, think critically, plan, prioritize, organize care, make appropriate clinical judgments, and efficiently manage routine and unexpected clinical situations. With ongoing experience and proficiency, the RRT II serves as a resource for other staff, assists with problem-solving, participates in evidence-based practice and begins developing clinical leadership skills within the RC Services team while caring for patients of all ages with respiratory-related needs.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Patient Care Process and Clinical Responsibilities
Consistently provides safe and effective patient care that addresses the age-specific variations related to clinical, educational, psycho social and cultural needs per ACNW policy and procedure.
Demonstrates critical thinking through individualizing and prioritizing care (Assessment, Problem Identification and Desired Outcomes, Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation) and communicates with appropriate Team ACNW Members to ensure this care.
Recognizes the need to communicate with other Team ACNW Members to plan patient care needs and performs communication and collaboration effectively, and is instrumental in implementing change.
Provides ordered patient plan of care and assesses appropriateness of the plan of care.
Recognizes emergency situations and intervenes appropriately. Participates as part of Code Team as assigned.
Demonstrates a positive commitment to customer needs, expectations, satisfaction, and diversity, and supports the ACNW philosophy of Family-Centered Care.
2. Professional Development
Maintains professional records that provide evidence of competency and continuing education.
Recognizes current level of knowledge and is self-directed in seeking resources/learning activities in relation to professional practice standards and enhancing competency.
Contributes to environment conducive to education of patients and families and education of healthcare professionals and students.
Completes appropriate educational activities to maintain and increase competency, including all required hospital and departmental inservices and training.
Recognizes educational opportunities and communicates suggestions to appropriate ACNW Team Members for improvement of self and others.
3. Hospital Citizenship
Practices and promotes all ACNW Service Standards and Behavioral Standards.
Assumes and participates in accountability and reliability in personal and professional practice.
Maintains and creates a clean and safe environment conducive to meeting customer needs and regulatory standards.
Appropriately intervenes and reports when problems or possible problems are identified.
Collaborates with other departments to facilitate patient care across the continuum.
Promotes a positive image of ACNW in the community.
4. Performance Improvement and Research
Provides feedback and reports and changes to improve patient care and/or the work environment.
Participates in activities to improve quality of care.
Identifies and utilizes available standards, literature and research findings to guide evidence-based practice decisions and provide leadership in patient care management.
Actively participates in performance improvement and research activities appropriate to assigned responsibilities.
Demonstrates leadership in patient care delivery, practice setting, and the profession.
Demonstrates effective communication skills and ensures task completion while utilizing available communication tools.
Practices cost effective use of resources including patient and department supplies.
Takes ownership of assignments, and appropriately reports changes to shift supervisor
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Required – Associate’s degree or equivalent from two-year college program or technical school or nursing diploma – Field of Study: Graduate and successful completion of an AMA-approved respiratory care therapist program
Preferred – Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university
Preferred – 1 years pediatric respiratory care experience preferred
CERTIFICATION / LICENSE / REGISTRY REQUIREMENTS
Required – Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner (LRCP): (AR) (Candidate must possesss at time of hire)
Required – Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) (Candidate must possesss at time of hire)
Preferred – Certified Asthma Educator (AE-C) (Educational Certificate)
Preferred – Certified Pulmonary Function Technogist (CPFT)
Preferred – Neonatal/Pediatric Specialty (NPS): (NBRC) (Certification)
Preferred – Registered Pulmonary Function Technogist (RPFT)
Preferred – Sleep Disorders Specialty (SDS) (Certification)
Preferred – Adult Critical Care Specialty (ACCS) (Certification)
This position has no specific Skill requirements
Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight-Up to 35 pounds-Occasionally
Noise Level-Noise Level-Moderate
Physical Activity-Reach with hands and arms-Frequently
Physical Activity-Stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, twist, or bend-Occasionally
Physical Activity-Talk or hear-Regularly
Physical Activity-Taste or smell-Occasionally
Physical Activity-Use hands to touch, handle, or feel-Frequently
Physical Environment-Blood or bodily fluid-Occasionally
Physical Environment-Infectious disease-Occasionally
Physical Environment-Inside Office Environment / conditions-Occasionally
Safety Sensitivity-This position has been designated as safety sensitive.-Required
Children are at the center of everything we do. Arkansas Children’s (https://www.archildrens.org/contentpage.aspx?nd=919) is the only hospital system in the state solely dedicated to caring for children, which allows our organization to uniquely shape the landscape of pediatric care in Arkansas.
As Champions for Children, Arkansas Children’s Hospital has joined the elite 6 percent of hospitals in the world that have Magnet Status (http://www.archildrens.org/contentpage.aspx?nd=2489) . Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) is the most prestigious distinction a healthcare organization can receive for nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes.
Arkansas Children’s is driven by four core values: safety, teamwork, compassion and excellence. These values inform every decision and every action, from the aggressive pursuit of zero hospital infections to treating each family with dignity, kindness and concern. These core values fundamentally guide our work at Arkansas Children’s.
For more than a century, Arkansas Children’s has continuously evolved to meet the unique needs of the children of Arkansas and beyond. Today, Arkansas Children’s is more than just a hospital treating sick kids – our services include two hospitals, a pediatric research institute, a foundation, clinics, education and outreach, all with an unyielding commitment to making children better today and healthier tomorrow.
Arkansas Children’s reaches more children in more ways where they live, learn and play. Our system includes a 336-bed hospital in Little Rock with the state’s only pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center, burn center, Level 4 neonatal intensive care and pediatric intensive care, and research institute as well as a nationally-recognized transport service. We aTo view full details and how to apply, please login or create a Job Seeker account