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RCP III (NPS) Per Diem Union - SMRMC Respiratory Therapy

Facility Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center
Location
US-NV-Reno
ID
2021-73065
Category
Clinical Tech
Position Type
Per Diem
Shift
Variable

Responsibilities

RESPIRATORY THERAPY

12 HR, VARIED SHIFT

PER DIEM 

 

The RCPIII- Neonatal Respiratory Care Practitioner performs acute clinical care to the neonate / newborn including a variety of technical procedures that require independent judgment, common sense and initiative to apply prescribed procedures, treatments and testing to the newborn and pediatric patient in a safe and professional manner.  The Neonatal RCP assumes responsibility for delivering all respiratory care in the perinatal area (NICU, Nursery, Labor and Delivery and ER) as required. 

Qualifications

Education and Work Experience

 

General age specific guidelines are:

 

Infant:

  • Involve parent(s) in procedure and education of therapy
  • Keep parents in infant’s line of vision-within safety specifications
  • Give a familiar object to the infant
  • Limit number of strangers
  • Cuddle and hug
  • Use of distraction
  • Provide for safe environment by removing any equipment used during the procedure and keeping rails up after procedures
  • If the infant requires restraint during the procedure, include the parent(s)
  • Ventilator management appropriate to standards for age.
  • 02 delivery using appropriate size equipment
  • Safety in providing appropriate restraint during arterial sampling (radial/brachial)

 

Toddler

  • Always explain what you will do before you start
  • Play is important as a means of communication, include explanation and preparation of child
  • Involve parent(s) in procedure and education of procedures
  • Use of firm, direct approach
  • Give one direction at a time
  • Prepare child shortly before procedure
  • Allow choice when possible
  • Emphasize those aspects that require cooperation
  • Provide for safe environment by removing any equipment used used during the procedure, and keeping rails up after procedures
  • Offer frequent bathroom breaks (if able) if potty trained
  • 02 delivery using appropriate size equipment
  • Safety in providing appropriate restraint during arterial sampling (radial/brachial)

 

Preschooler

  • Explains the procedure to child using language child can understand, include parents in teaching
  • Explain the equipment
  • Plan for longer teaching session
  • Children of this age enjoys games, rewards, and praise, include these in providing patient education during the procedure
  • Plan in advance for procedures to decrease waiting time
  • Allow child to have some control
  • Explain unfamiliar objects
  • Involve child whenever possible
  • Provide for a safe environment during and after the procedure, take equipment from the area
  • Plan procedures and care as identified by motor skills identified on assessments
  • Ventilator management appropriate to standards for age
  • 02 delivery using appropriate size equipment
  • Safety in providing appropriate restraint during arterial blood sampling

 

School-Age

  • Explain the procedures to child using language child can understand include parent(s) in teaching
  • Explain the equipment and therapy
  • Plan for longer teaching session
  • Children of this age enjoys rewards and praise, include these in providing patient education and during the procedure
  • Plan in advance for procedures to decrease child’s waiting time
  • Allow to have child some control
  • Explain unfamiliar objects
  • Involve child whenever possible
  • Provide for privacy
  • Allow for frequent elimination need in planning care and procedures
  • Allow for mobility and functional needs as identified in assessment.
  • Ventilator management appropriate for age
  • 02 delivery using appropriate size equipment
  • Safety in providing appropriate restraint during arterial sampling (radial/brachial)

 

 

 

AGE SPECIFIC CRITERIA

 

  1. Demonstrates knowledge of growth and development in the newborn and infant.
  2. Demonstrates ability to assess age specific data.
  3. Demonstrates ability to interpret age specific data.
  4. Demonstrates skill/knowledge to perform treatments (i.e., medications, equipment).
  5. Demonstrates appropriate communications skills.
  6. Demonstrates knowledge of age specific community resources.
  7. Demonstrates involvement of family and/or significant other in plan of care.

 

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING

 

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:

 

EDUCATION:

  1. Must be a graduate of JRCTE approved program for Respiratory Therapy, two year program preferred.
  2. Associate Degree or Bachelor of Science degree required.
  3.  

CREDENTIALS / CERTIFICATIONS

  1. Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the NBRC or be a CRT with a minimum of two (2) years previous NICU experience.
  2. RRT that has completed an NICU orientation at the facility NICU under the guidance of the NICU respiratory staff.
  3. Must be currently licensed by the State of Nevada as a Respiratory Care Practitioner.
  4. Must have Perinatal /Pediatric Specialty Certificate from NBRC.
  5. Must have current certification in BLS.
  6. Must have current certification in NRP.
  7. Must have PALS certification upon hire.

 

EXPERIENCE / KNOWLEDGE

  1. Must have two (2) years general experience providing respiratory care in an acute care hospital under medical direction.
  2. Must have two (2) years clinical experience providing neonatal respiratory care in an autonomous / expanded role in a level II or level III NICU or have completed a training program at the facility NICU.
  3. Must be able to communicate in a knowledgeable and articulate manner with physicians and nurses regarding patient status and care.
  4. Must be able to work with other hospital personnel in a professional and tactful manner.
  5. Must be able to deal with the public (including the patient's visitors) in a professional manner as they relate to the questions or concerns regarding the patient’s condition or status of care. 
  6. Must be able to professionally complete all required paperwork (patient records, charting, policy/procedure, evaluations and billing etc. 

one year NICU experince required

 

Employees must be in their current position for a minimum of six calendar months and not received any disciplinary action within the last six months to apply and be considered for a transfer.

 

We are an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status, disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or other protected characteristics. If you need special accommodation for the application process, please contact Human Resources. EEO is the Law:https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf

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