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Location:
Wilmington, Delaware
Job category:
Hospital
Position type:
Full-time
Advertiser:
Nemours Children’s Health

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Respiratory Therapist

JOB DESCRIPTION

Currently looking for a motivated Respiratory Therapist to work night shift (7p-7a) along with every third weekend at Nemours Children’s Heath, Delaware. 60 hours every two weeks, full-time, with one summer and one winter holiday requirement. 

This position is responsible for: Providing, under the general direction of the Therapist in Charge or Assistant Director of Respiratory Care, all routine and emergency respiratory care in all patient care areas. The Respiratory Therapists provide clinical direction for respiratory care trainees and technicians. The therapists provide consultation and education to other healthcare professionals as well. The therapist is in routine contact with patients during the provision of hands-on care and in frequent contact with patients’ families. The respiratory therapist will have contact with other hospital staff, such as nurses and physicians.

Essential Functions:

  1. Verify all physician orders for respiratory care. and provide age and developmental-appropriate care to infants, children, adolescents, and adults.
  2. Assess patients clinically and evaluate for appropriateness of therapy.
  3. Provide aerosolized medication therapy, provide airway clearance therapies, airway management such as trach changes, tube taping, suctioning, medical gas therapy., ventilator setup and management., perform non-invasive monitoring, i.e., pulse oximetry, transcutaneous O2/CO2 and end-tidal CO2 monitoring, assist with in-house and inter-facility transports.
  4. Provide emergency respiratory care, i.e., airway management and cardiopulmonary resuscitation, perform arterial blood gas sampling, point of care testing and electrocardiograms., participate in airway management during bronchoscopies.
  5. Document care provided, patient assessment and patient care orders in electronic medical record (EMR) or hard copy when necessary. Enter charges in EMR
  6. Participate in discharge planning and home-care education by training patients, their families, and designated care providers.
  7. Provide recommendations and education to physicians and nurses regarding respiratory care.
  8. Participate in the evaluation or respiratory care equipment and procedures and maintain current knowledge about departmental policies and procedures.

Requirements:

  • Graduated a COAARC Approved Respiratory Care Program
  • DE State License, NBRC-RRT, and BLS-HCP
  • Preferred – PALS, NRP, NBRC-NPS, NBRC-CPFT, NBRC-RPFT, NBRC-SDS, AEC, and ACLS

 

ABOUT US

As one of the nation’s premier pediatric health care systems, we’ve made a promise to do whatever it takes to prevent and treat even the most disabling childhood conditions. It’s a promise that extends beyond our nationally recognized clinical treatment to an entire integrated spectrum of research, advocacy, education, and prevention.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion guide our growth and strategy.  We are looking for individuals who are passionate about, and committed to, leading efforts to provide culturally relevant care, reducing health disparities, and helping build a diverse and inclusive environment.  All Nemours Associates are expected to ensure that these philosophies are embedded in their day-to-day work with colleagues, patients and families.

Nemours aspires to have its workforce and providers reflect the rich diversity of the communities we serve.  Candidates of diverse backgrounds, race and ethnicity, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, and those committed to working with diverse populations and conversant in multicultural values are strongly encouraged to apply. Please click here to review Nemours Anti-Racism Statement (nemours.org).

To learn more about Nemours and our commitment to treat every child as if they were our own, visit us at www.nemours.org.

  • Job Identification 5772
  • Posting Date 08/10/2022, 09:37 AM
  • Degree Level Associate Degree
  • Job Schedule Full time
  • Locations  Wilmington, DE, United States

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