Intrastaff

Respiratory Therapist - NICU/ PICU - Days

US-MD-Baltimore
Job ID
2017-1352
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Category
Clinical
Type
Temporary Full Time

Overview

Johns Hopkins Intrastaff is the internal staffing agency for the Johns Hopkins Health System and partner hospitals, providing temporary support to a variety of the Johns Hopkins locations. Our employees are the strength of our service.  Intrastaff is unique because it's one of the very few agencies where a person has the benefit of being a temporary employee and also feels like a member of a large organization. Working at Hopkins means joining a culturally diverse team that includes some of the best nurses, physicians and allied health professionals in the world.  Directly or indirectly, you'll have exposure to cutting-edge technology and groundbreaking medical research.

Johns Hopkins Hospital is seeking experienced Pediatric / Neonatal Respiratory Care Practitioners to work in both the PICU and Level III NICU.    RRT is preferred, but will consider CRT with several years experience.  

36 hours weekly.   Day shift 7a - 7p, including one shift every other weekend.   

 

  

Responsibilities

Under general supervision, staff that have been trained in the various units of the Bloomberg Children’s Center use the knowledge of concepts related to Respiratory Care to evaluate and recommend appropriate treatment for patients with cardiopulmonary compromise in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and Inpatient Pediatric General Care Units. As a Pediatric Respiratory Care Practitioner, staff are trained to exclusively work in either the PICU and Pediatric General Care Units (Pediatric core staff), the NICU (NICU core staff), or are cross-trained to work in all areas of the Children’s Center (PICU, NICU and Pediatric General Care). All RCPs will demonstrate competency in setting up, operating, delivering, and discontinuing medical gas therapy, humidity therapy, inhaled medication therapy, bronchial hygiene therapy, invasive and non-invasive mechanical ventilation, emergency care/resuscitation, and airway management to patients with cardiopulmonary complications. Builds relationships with other members of the healthcare team and participates in the realization of each patient’s multidisciplinary plan of care. Other duties as assigned.

 

Responsible for rendering comprehensive assessments to patients with cardiopulmonary compromise and interpreting patient data to make evidence-based recommendations for continued care.

 

Responsible for the administration of all respiratory care Modalities that include the following:   

• Invasive and non-invasive mechanical ventilation    • Inhaled medication administration    • Administration of medical gases (N2, He, iNO, Heliox)    • Humidity therapy    • Pediatric/Neonatal airway management    • Assists in difficult airway     management     • Intubation as a practitioner and instructor (NICU only)    • Bronchial hygiene/Airway Clearance Therapy    • Endo/Nasotracheal and deep tracheal suctioning    • HFOV/HFJV    • Inhaled Anesthetic agents (Set up & monitoring-PICU Only)    • Attends high risk deliveries and oversees the management and resuscitation of high risk newborns (NICU Core only)    • Attends emergency care, trauma and Rapid Responses (PICU Core only)    • Assists in chest tube management (NICU only)    • Arterial/Capillary blood gas sampling    • Intra-hospital transport

 

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
ECMO Essentials:
• Provides specialized expertise regarding ECLS (Extra Corporeal Life Support) and Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) to pediatric patients
• Participates in the education, orientation and training of ECLS Specialists and other healthcare providers as needed
• Participates in Quality/Safety initiatives and monitoring activities, as needed
• Performs and is proficient in all assigned duties that are required of an ECLS Specialist
• Applies technical, organizational and analytical skills required to care for ECLS patients
• Understands, recognizes, and is proficient in the application of all systems related to ECLS, Pediatric VAD, and ECPR

Qualifications

 

Education: Associates Degree in Respiratory Care required. Graduation from a Registered Respiratory Therapy Program approved by the Council For The Accreditation Of Respiratory Care Education (CoARC). Bachelor’s degree in Respiratory Care or other approved bachelor’s degree preferred.

Knowledge:

Must possess sufficient knowledge of cardiopulmonary pathophysiology and its relation to the practice of respiratory care. Must demonstrate proficiency in the application of theoretical principles to the initiation, maintenance, and discontinuation of all respiratory care modalities and related equipment as gained in a COARC approved respiratory care program. Requires the aptitude to be trained and the knowledge to apply all equipment and therapeutic modalities used in respiratory care. As a Pediatric RCP must demonstrate knowledge, skills and abilities to be trained as an Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Specialist

 

Skills:
Must be competent in the ability to analyze and interpret physician orders, perform therapy and communicate outcomes of treatment to the physician and health care team members. Applies respiratory care modalities to pediatric and neonatal patients consistent with JHH practice along with hospital approved techniques of infection control. Learns and develops organizational skills that allow the individual to map out and provide clinical care within their area of responsibility. In age specific populations, must be familiar with particular patient populations to which they are assigned.

 

Required Licensure, Certification, Etc.:

RRT or CRT required;  RRT highly preferred.   Maryland State License Required. BLS, PALS, NRP required.   

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

 

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