Registered Respiratory Therapist Float - Pediatrics

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH 44101

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

**Job ID:** 109228


**Job Responsibilities:**


+ Must float to multiple CCHS locations to perform respiratory care services for the geriatric, adult and pediatric population in a variety of inpatient settings like critical care, obstetrics, emergency department, and behavioral health.


+ Must maintain site specific competencies/certifications for each CCHS location


+ Must develop and maintain relationships with multidisciplinary care teams at each location and local/enterprise respiratory clinical leadership.


+ Assesses patient for appropriate type and frequency of treatment and develops a plan of care based on diagnosis.


+ Directs respiratory staff for delivery of care. Implements and monitors patient care plan.


+ Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate


+ Performs advances respiratory care modalities.


+ Evaluates respiratory practice, administration of medications, and treatment based on patient outcomes.


+ Educates the patient and family about the illness and provides information about community support groups and other available programs.


+ At sites where applicable, the employee will perform blood gas puncture and analysis.


+ If the employee is designated as a Technical Consultant by the blood gas Laboratory Director, the employee must meet the minimum qualifications as specified by the CLIA code of federal regulations.


+ Other duties as assigned.


**Education:**


+ Graduate of an accredited Respiratory Therapy program.


+ Bachelors Degree preferred.


+ Diploma and/or transcripts must be provided for validation.


**Certifications:**


+ Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the National Board of Respiratory Care.


+ Ohio Respiratory Care Professional (RCP) Board Licensure.


+ Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) and/or Neonatal Pediatric Specialist (NPS) certification when appropriate by site.


**Complexity of Work:**


+ Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.


+ Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.


**Work Experience:**


+ Prior experience in critical care preferred.


+ Neonatal/pediatric experience preferred when appropriate for site.


+ Prior experience performing invasive procedures preferred when appropriate for site.


**Physical Requirements:**


+ Good manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination.


+ Normal hearing and vision or corrected to normal range.


+ May require sitting, standing and walking for extended periods of time.


**Personal Protective Equipment:**


+ Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.



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