The scope of work for a Respiratory Therapist is to assess individuals to monitor, detect and prevent cardiopulmonary disorders and associated complications; correlate the individual's cardiopulmonary status to their entire health status to provide therapeutic interventions and evaluate progress toward goals; and provide education and promote self-management for the enhancement of cardiopulmonary health and quality of life. Reports to As Assigned Education, Experience and Skills Requirements A degree in Respiratory Care from a COARC accredited, advanced-level respiratory program is required; Bachelor's Degree in Respiratory Care is preferred. Respiratory Therapists must have a thorough knowledge and understanding of all procedures, indications, contraindications and hazards involved in respiratory care, as well as knowledge of life support equipment. The incumbent must be able to demonstrate the ability and knowledge required to utilize computers for patient documentation and data gathering for quality care. Certification in Basic Life Support required. If hired as a Children's Hospital therapist, certification in PALS and NRP is required. Licensure/Certification Requirement Must have current Respiratory Therapy licensure in the state, or states of practice. Must have RRT credentials as attained through the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) within six months of employment and maintain active status according to NBRC credentialing requirements.
Job Specific Competencies
Initiates, conducts, modifies, and monitors the effects of respiratory care treatment plans, including therapeutic, diagnostic, blood gases, monitoring and rehabilitation based on physician approved therapist driven protocols.
Provides education, training, and instruction to patients, families, staff, students and allied health care personnel to ensure treatment plans are carried out and knowledge of the field is maintained.
Core Competencies Customer Service
Interacts with customers in a warm and friendly way.
Takes immediate action to meet customer requests or needs.
Listens to understand what customers have to say. Safety
Recognizes safety hazards and takes corrective action; seeking assistance when needed.
Demonstrates knowledge of operational policies and procedures.
Performs work safely, without causing harm or risk to self, others or property. System Behavior
Makes a decision considering the impact of the decision on other areas.
Initiates collaboration with others outside of service area.
Demonstrates personal commitment to the principles, values, and ethics of the organization.
Models accountability for learning by sharing knowledge and learning from others. Interpersonal/Communication/Relationships
Builds effective working relationships.
Expresses appreciation to others for their work.
Treats others with respect. Leadership Competencies
Facilitates and supports change within the Sanford Health.
Demonstrates commitment to continuous learning for themselves and staff. Information Management Competencies
Demonstrates skill in accessing, preparing and using information as relevant to position.
Verbalizes and demonstrates knowledge of procedures for maintaining security, confidentiality and integrity of employee, patient, family and other medical information. Equipment Competencies
Demonstrates skill in use of equipment relevant to position; verbalizes knowledge of appropriate safety procedures.
Consistently informs appropriate person of problems encountered with repairs or calibration of equipment. Professional/Clinical Practice Competencies
Assessment: Collects health data from patient/family.
Planning: Develops a plan of care in collaboration with patient, family, and other health care providers.
Implementation: Implements the services/needs as identified in the plan of care.
Evaluation: Evaluates the patient's progress toward the attainment of outcomes.
Documentation: Gathers, documents, and transmits important patient information throughout the system. Age Related Competencies
Applies knowledge of growth and development in customer interactions and adapts care according to patient's age/developmental stage. Blood Exposure
This position is classified as a Category I position under OSHA guidelines with high risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other potentially infectious materials. Supervisory The Respiratory Therapist provides functional guidance for students. Dimension N/A Physical Requirements: View Physical Requirements
Regular and predictable attendance is required.
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Sanford Health - 21 months ago