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Respiratory Therapist - (RRT) NICU/PEDS

Kennestone Hospital • Marietta, Georgia • Night Shift • Full Time • JR-1577


The Respiratory Therapist - (RRT) NICU/PEDS is a proactive member of an interdisciplinary team of licensed and unlicensed care givers who ensure that patients, families and significant others receive individualized high quality, safe patient care. It is expected that all RN Clinical Nurses – are licensed, knowledgeable and uphold the practice of nursing as outlined by the Georgia Professional Nurse Practice Act and implements the Scope of Practice and Code of Ethics Standards put forth by the American Nurses Association.

  • Full Time
  • Night Shift
  • 6+ years of experience

Success Profile

Find out what it takes to succeed as a Respiratory Therapist - (RRT) NICU/PEDS:

  • Collaborative
  • Time Efficient
  • Organized
  • Critical Thinker
  • Attention to Detail
  • Compassionate

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  • Your Pay

    A compensation program designed for fair and equitable pay.

  • Your Future

    Secure your future with plans that also include an employer match. Plans and guidance for the future.

  • Your Wellness

    Traditional healthcare benefits combined with progressive wellness programs to help you be your best self!.

  • Your Joy

    Special and unique benefits and programs ensuring a balanced life and a workplace culture built on trust.

Job Details

Facility: Kennestone Hospital

The Respiratory Therapist II is responsible for medication administration and implementing respiratory care based on expanded knowledge, experience, and the evaluate-and-treat process. The RT II is responsible for delivering patient care in complex, multiple problem-patient care situations. The majority of time is in critical care areas with protocol ventilator management, significant independent decision-making and self direction. In addition, to patient care delivery, the RT II is responsible for patient, family/support system education, coordination of activities, staff development, and professional and self-developmental activities. The RT II is responsible for providing patient care with an understanding and awareness of population specific needs. The RT II addresses the biological, emotional, and developmental, psychosocial, and patient/family education needs when providing care to the patient. Also participates in the education of new employees and others.

Core Responsibilites and Essential Functions

  • Provides Customer Service
    * Completion of patient care, documentation and education
    * Team approach to service
    * Promotes a team spirit and positive work environment
    * Provides supportive environment for students and staff
  • Administers Quality Patient Care
    * Performs patient assessment & assessment for therapy
    * Collaborates with health care team members in planning patient care
    * Verifies orders and administers aerosolized medication, bronchial hygiene, volume expansion, oxygen & medical gas therapy
    * Performs ventilator management, weaning, wave form graphic interpretation; airway management (intubation, extubation, trach tube change and care)
    * Performs arterial blood gas sampling & analysis
    * Educates patient and mentors/precepts new employees, students and peers
    * Location Specific: Assisting in invasive and non-invasive procedures, Cardiac Service procedures, Pulmonary Diagnostic Testing

  • Provides Safe & Quality Environment
    * Promotes current and accurate electronic orders, charting and charging
    * Promotes high level of patient safety (Medication Safety, NPSG, etc)
    * Promotes Performance Improvement initiatives designed to promote quality care
    * Promotes evidence based practice
    * Reviews the revised and new DPPs

  • Required for All Jobs

  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Complies with all WellStar Health System policies, standards of work, and code of conduct.

  • Qualifications
    Required Minimum Education

  • Graduate of an accredited respiratory therapy education program (CoARC or CAAHP) with minimally 20 quarter hours of science. Required
  • Associate's Degree A.S. degree required Required
  • Bachelor's Degree Preferred

  • Required Minimum Experience

  • 0-2 yrs clinical experience with minimal 6-months critical care Required

  • Required Minimum Skills

  • Ability to communicate well, critical thinking skills, establish and maintain working relationships with physicians and other health care professionals, and computer skills including familiarity with databases.
  • Good customer relation, assessment, and communication skills are a must for this job.

  • Required Minimum License(s) and Certification(s)

  • Registered Respiratory Therapi Required
  • Respiratory Care Prof Required
  • Basic Life Support Required
  • BLS - Instructor Required
  • BLS - Provisional Required
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Required
  • ACLS - Instructor Required
  • ACLS - Provisional Required
  • Pediatric Adv Life Support Required
  • PALS - Instructor Required
  • PALS - Provisional Required
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Prvdr Required
  • NRP - Instructor Required
  • NRP-Provisional Required

  • Additional Licenses and Certifications

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