Prime Healthcare

Registered Respiratory Therapist III (PRN/Varied)

Facility Southern Regional Medical Center
Location
US-GA-Riverdale
ID
2021-78746
Category
Clinical Tech
Position Type
Per Diem
Shift
Variable

Overview

Southern Regional Medical Center is a community based, awarding winning, 331-bed acute care hospital providing a wide range of services, including 24-hour Emergency Department, Heart and Vascular, Women's Health, Surgical Services, Bariatrics and outpatient services. Southern Regional Medical Center has provided high-quality compassionate care to the residents throughout Riverdale and the surrounding region for 50 years. Southern Regional Medical Center, one of Atlanta's best kept secrets, offers patients the best of both worlds--a warm, caring environment, close to home while providing the wide range of services and expertise typically found in much larger facilities.

 

Southern Regional holds the distinction of being certified as an Accredited Chest Pain Center and an Advanced Primary Stroke Center. SRMC is also recognized as an Accredited Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery by the American College of Surgeons.

 

SRMC is proud to be a Prime Healthcare hospital, which demonstrates our center’s quality of excellence and reputation. We strive to provide high-quality medical care that is always at the forefront of evolving national healthcare reform. Our more than 400 on-staff physicians always respect the needs and wishes of our patients. We are known as a leader in women's healthcare services and offers a full range of services at the Women's LifeCenter. The center's experienced staff delivers over 3,300 babies annually making it a top choice for expectant mothers’ throughout south Metro Atlanta. Services include a level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) which provides specialized care for critically ill or premature newborns.

 

Southern Regional has once again earned Gold. The hospital has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® Gold Achievement Awards for NSTEMI and STEMI Receiving Center for implementing quality improvement measures for heart attack patients. We are truly proud of our Chest Pain Center teams dedication and hard work in reaching this achievement.

Responsibilities

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

 

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 preferred
3. High School Diploma or equivalent is required

 

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. May be CRT or RRT that has completed an NICU orientation at the facility NICU under the guidance of the NICU Coordinator.
3. Must be currently licensed by the State as a Respiratory Care Practitioner.
4. Possess a Perinatal /Pediatric Specialty Certificate from NBRC (preferred).
5. Must have current certification in BCLS.
6. Must have current certification in NRP.
7. Must have PALS and ACLS certification upon hire.
8. Additional credentials are preferred (CPFT, RPFT, ACCS etc.).

 

EXPERIENCE / KNOWLEDGE


1. Must have two (2) years general experience providing respiratory care in a 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.).

 

 

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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