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Respiratory Care Practitioner - RRT - Sign on bonus

Company: SSM Health
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

It's more than a career, it's a calling.MO-SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's HospitalWorker Type:RegularJob Summary:Functions as crew member for neonatal pediatric specialty team transports. Collaborates with team to provide exceptional care during ground or air transport of acute or critically ill or injured neonatal or pediatric patients. Care is guided by clinical assessment, critical thinking, established patient care guidelines and on-line medical control.Job Responsibilities and Requirements:

  • Utilizes transport and critical care equipment in a competent manner.
  • Performs or assists with Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS) skills during patient care including, but not limited to, intubation, PIV placement and maintenance, naso/oral/pharyngeal suctioning, application of advanced respiratory care modalities.
  • Develops plan of care based on patient status and diagnosis and provides respiratory care services in accordance with specific physician's orders, department policy and procedures and guidelines.
  • Assists and performs daily inventory of equipment on ambulance, aircraft, in storerooms and equipment bags. Assists with care, calibration and maintenance of all equipment. Processes equipment per established cleaning/sterilization procedures.
  • Maintains thorough patient care documentation according to the standard outlined by department and ministry policy.
  • Implements and monitors patient care plan and equipment. Monitors, records and communicates patient condition.
  • Acts as a preceptor and/or participates in orientation of new employees and students as assigned.
  • Participates/attends in-house education, outreach education, department process improvement projects. Undertakes and maintains projects to include research and publishing opportunities.
  • Maintains awareness of current issues related to transport medicine through participation in professional activities, i.e. national, state legislative-elected or appointed.
  • Maintains currency and documentation of prescribed education, certifications and licensures.
  • Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.EDUCATION
    • Associate's degree or equivalent combination of education and experienceEXPERIENCE
      • Two year's critical care experiencePHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
        • Constant use of speech to share information through oral communication.
        • Constant standing and walking.
        • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.
        • Frequent sitting, reaching and keyboard use/data entry.
        • Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.
        • Frequent use of smell to detect/recognize odors.
        • Frequent use of hearing to receive oral communication, distinguish body sounds and/or hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.
        • Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.
        • Occasional lifting/moving of patients.
        • Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting, gripping and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.
        • Occasional driving.
        • Rare crawling and running.Licenses / Certifications:Basic Life Support HealthCare Provider (BLS HCP) - American Heart Association (AHA), FUTURE - Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) within 12 months - National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC), Respiratory Care Practitioner - State of Work LocationWork Shift:Variable Shift (United States of America)Job Type:EmployeeDepartment:8074000010 Patient TransportationScheduled Weekly Hours:36SSM Health complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex.Learn more here

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