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.


+ Graduate of an accredited Respiratory Therapy program.

+ Bachelors Degree preferred.

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


+ 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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