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Respiratory Patient Care Tech, Respiratory Care, PRN/Variabl

at Arkansas Childrens in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Work Shift:

Variable

Time Type:

Part time

Department:

CC014010 Respiratory Care – Little Rock

Summary:

The Respiratory Patient Care Tech provides patient care and supportive duties as delegated by the RRTs and CRTs. Assists with patient care responsibilities, performs EKGs, is responsible for the Smart Monitor setup and download for interpretation, fulfills frontline duty for RCS infection control of equipment and supplies, and works with minimal supervision to efficiently complete job duties.

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Description

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Patient Care: Assists the RRT and CRT with patient care

Completes patient care: pulse-oximetry, EKGs (provides support to cardiology services by performing EKGs after hours, weekends and holidays by applying electrodes properly, accurately identifying patient on the EKG, preparing and processing the EKG for interpretation, entering orders and charges correctly), and equipment setup (including calibration, programming and downloading Smart Monitors) medical gas cylinders, and various oxygen delivery devices, and other patient care related assignments in a safe, efficient and timely manner.

Documents patient care and other assignments according to department guidelines.

Recognizes and reports changes in patient condition to licensed staff.

Communicates patient/family information to health care team members to assist with individualizing the patient plan of care.

Practices universal precautions/isolation techniques according to hospital policy.

Recognizes unsafe and emergency situations and initiates appropriate response.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

2. Indirect Patient Care: Assists the RRT and CRT in practicing cost effective use of equipment and supplies

Ensures RCS supply inventory is organized, cleaned, and promptly restocked for optimal availability to patient care.

Assists with maintaining a clean, orderly patient and department environment.

Acts as a courier as needed to meet daily unit/department requirements.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

3. Professional Performance: Demonstrates professional demeanor, commitment to job skills, and adherence to hospital and departmental policies and procedures.

Adheres to ACH policies and procedures including, but not limited to, patient privacy, Corporate Compliance, Code of Conduct, and others, and reports related concerns to the appropriate supervisor or manager.

Maintains Basic Life Support certification and completes appropriate educational activities to maintain and increase competency, including all required hospital and department in-services and training.

Recognizes current level of knowledge and skills and is self-directed in seeking resources/learning activities to enhance competency.

Displays initiative and ability to identify and practice optimal infection control processes both in patient contact and equipment cleaning/maintenance.

Utilizes available communication tools (Microsoft Outlook, staff meetings and bulletin boards) to remain informed.

Self-manages work time to accurately and promptly complete duties every shift.

Communicates effectively and appropriately with everyone. Displays professional conduct and interaction with patients/families, RCS staff, nurses, physicians and all others

Performs other related duties as assigned.

4. Performance Improvement/Research

Looks for ways to promote quality and make things better for work activities and patient services, and communicates those ideas with the appropriate supervisor.

Continuously monitors patient documentation and reports discrepancies appropriately.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Required – High school diploma or general education degree (GED) (One year (minimum of 30 hours) of college credit preferred in Health Sciences.)

Preferred – Associate’s degree or equivalent from two-year college program or technical school or nursing diploma (Student of an advanced practitioner respiratory care program preferred.)

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Preferred – 1 years previous patient care experience preferred

CERTIFICATION / LICENSE / REGISTRY REQUIREMENTS

This position has no Certification/License/Registry requirements

SKILL REQUIREMENTS

This position has no specific Skill requirements

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight-Up to 50 pounds(Manage safely with assistance of equipment or another person)-Occasionally

Physical Activity-Reach with hands and arms-Regularly

Physical Activity-Sit-Occasionally

Physical Activity-Stand-Regularly

Physical Activity-Stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, twist, or bend-Occasionally

Physical Activity-Talk or hear-Regularly

Physical Activity-Use hands to touch, handle, or feel-Regularly

Physical Activity-Walk-Regularly

Physical Environment-This position has no exposure to abnormal physical environments specified-

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 are nationally ranked by U.S. News World Report (https://www.archildrens.org/health-and-wellness/news/news-story?news=123) in four specialties (2017-18): Pediatric Cardiology & Heart Surgery, ranked No. 37; Neonatology, No. 38; Pediatric Pulmonology, ranked No. 47; and Pediatric Urology, ranked No. 48. A sister campus, Arkansas Children’s Northwest (http://www.archildrens.org/contentpage.aspx?nd=3691) , opened in February 2018, bringing 233,613 square feet of inpatient beds, emergency care, clinic rooms and diagnostic services to children in that corner of the state.

Arkansas Children’s provides equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to age, race, color, religion, national origin or citizenship status, disability, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or any other category protected by federal, state and local l

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Job Posting: JC186595864

Posted On: Jun 26, 2021

Updated On: Oct 21, 2021