Job ID: 222875646

Job Summary
Employment Type
Full Time
Years Experience
3 - 5 years
Bonus/Commission
No
Job Description

St. Mary's Hospital for Children is currently seeking a motivated, caring, and dependable Respiratory Therapist who will deliver quality respiratory care to pediatric residents ranging in age from newborn to young adult. The qualified candidate will plan, implement and evaluate a respiratory plan of care to meet the individual requirements of each resident in collaboration with the interdisciplinary care plan team. He/She will also serve as a liaison with family members and outside agencies to provide comprehensive care and discharge planning, for respiratory requirements and support the Hospital's mission to provide the highest quality care by complying with regulatory guidelines, meeting facility standards, and maintaining appropriate certification.

  • Position hours are 7:00 pm - 7:30 am with alternating weekends; some holidays to be worked.
  • Position schedule is to work thirteen shifts in a 4-week period.
  • BLS, PALS and ACLS are required within six months of hire and must be kept current for the entirety of employment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Plan, implement and evaluate a respiratory plan of care to meet the individual requirements of each resident in collaboration with the interdisciplinary care team.
  • Complete resident assessments for breath sounds, peak flow, blood pressure, SAO2 according to facility policy and physician orders.
  • Provide treatment, evaluation, monitoring and management of breathing disorders and cardiovascular problems; administer oxygen, pulmonary toileting, administer medications, monitor pulmonary systems and measure lung function.
  • Determine requirements for treatment, such as type, method and duration of therapy, precautions, medication and dosages, compatible with physician's orders.
  • Monitor resident's physiological responses to therapy, such as vital signs, pulmonary function, and consult with physician when indicated.
  • Provide critical airway management during a Code Blue or Medical Assist including positive pressure ventilation via bag and mask as required. Perform CPR according to PALS/ACLS standards.
  • Provide ventilator management and assist with bedside weaning assessment and trials.
  • Inspect, clean, test and maintain respiratory therapy equipment to ensure equipment is functioning safely and efficiently, ordering repairs when necessary, according to facility policy.
  • Provide tracheotomy care and decannulation of trached residents according to facility policy
  • Participate in therapist driven protocols for weaning of residents from ventilators.
  • Collaborate with the interdisciplinary team to manage resident care.
  • Communicate with staff regarding changes in patient condition.
  • Monitor and record patient responses to treatment in the medical record.
  • Serve as a clinical resource for nursing staff, residents, and families.
  • Facilitate coordination of care between St. Mary's Hospital for Children and outside agencies. Document all such communication in the medical record.
  • Participate in Comprehensive Care Plan Meetings.
  • Educate residents and their families about their conditions and teach appropriate disease management techniques, such as breathing exercises and the use of medications and respiratory equipment.
  • Create, update, and maintain policies and procedures for the Respiratory Department, in collaboration with the Policy and Procedure Committee
  • Participate actively in department's quality improvement activities

Formal education required:

  • Graduation from high school, or the equivalent; and
  • Completion of an associate or higher degree program in respiratory therapy or an acceptable accrediting agency.
  • Must be registered or registry eligible by the National Board of Respiratory Therapists by the NYS Department of Education and hold a current license in New York State.
  • BLS, PALS and ACLS are required within six months of hire and must be kept current for the entirety of employment.

Previous experience required:

  • Three years experience in an acute or long term care setting preferred.
  • Experience working with the neonatal and pediatric population desirable.

Join our fabulous team of professionals where BIG hearts help little patients!

We RECOGNIZE ability and REWARD excellence. We offer a competitive salary and generous benefits:

Excellent individual/family benefits

Tuition reimbursement
Life insurance
Flexible spending accounts
403(b) retirement plan

St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
M/F/D/V/SO

COMPANY OVERVIEW

St. Mary's Hospital for Children

St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children is committed to improving the health and quality of life for children and families with special needs.

St. Mary’s Healthcare System is one of only a handful of organizations around the country that is dedicated to providing intensive rehabilitation, specialized care, and education to children with...

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Website:

https://www.stmaryskids.org/careers/

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