Respiratory Therapist II, Sleep Lab Burnet Campus, 6:30pm-7:00am
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Internal Number: 138420
Expected Starting Salary: 30.91 - 38.92 SUBFUNCTION DEFINITION: Responsible for respiratory therapy duties including oxygen administration, application of ventilators, initiation, assessment of, and recommendations for respiratory care services including diagnostic studies under physician supervision.
SCOPE: To function as a professional sleep/respiratory therapist and able to apply theoretical knowledge to the care of infant child; adolescent and adult patients and clients. To demonstrate competence in Sleep/Respiratory Care skills; problem solving; critical thinking and priority setting. To recognize the need for professional growth and to take appropriate steps towards meeting educational needs
Assessment Assess patients, clients and families, whose needs range from uncomplicated to highly complex and quickly recognize normal parameters, deviations and abnormalities in physical, emotional, developmental and behavioral status based on past experience as it relates to cardio-pulmonary health. Collects clinical data, utilizes decision trees and guidelines. Matches formal knowledge with clinical events to make appropriate decisions during sleep study testing and analysis.
Documentation Demonstrates compliance with established practices in documentation. Documents routine observations, changes in procedure and significant events in order to facilitate scoring and interpretation of polysomnography results. Provides thorough documentation during data collection based on direct observation of the patient through real time comments and narrative notes. Follows procedures to establish and document baseline values (such as body position, oxyhemoglobin saturation, end tidal carbon dioxide values, respiratory and heart rates, etc.).
Clinical Judgment Synthesizes and interprets multiple, sometimes conflicting, sources of data; uses past experiences to anticipate problems; seeks interdisciplinary collaboration and consultation; recognizes and responds to situations. Leads efforts to improve documentation of the plan of care and care delivered, Has an innate awareness of the patient and family's current and future cardio pulmonary needs and is fully engaged in the plan of care with the patient, family, other health care providers and community as needed;; Expertly integrates age specific concepts into patient care, taking into consideration both the patient's chronological age and developmental functioning. Creatively modifies or develops patient and family education programs; integrates formal and informal patient/family education throughout delivery of care; evaluates understanding by observing behavior changes related to learning; collaborates with all healthcare providers, the patient and family to develop comprehensive education plans.
Systems Thinking Knows when and how to negotiate and navigate through the system on behalf of patients and families. Intervenes and leads others to change systems and processes as appropriate to support optimal patient outcomes. Sustains an extensive understanding of regulatory requirements and accreditation standards. Works with managers to lead efforts to meet and sustain the regulatory compliance efforts of the department and hospital. Monitors and assists others to comply with safety and departmental policies and procedures. Ensures all individual certifications and Safety College requirements are fulfilled in a timely basis. Is well-informed of CCHMCs processes and compliance with CMS standards and assertively communicates safety and compliance concerns to leadership team members. While in the role of Lead. serve as a point of contact for the for the ongoing monitoring of workload, work flow and appropriate respiratory care staffing levels.
Patient Advocacy Considers patient values and incorporates in care, when differing from personal values; supports colleagues in ethical and clinical issues; moral decision-making can deviate from rules; engages the patient's family, encouraging them to speak/represent themselves; protects patient and family rights. Inquires about cultural differences and considers their impact on care accommodates personal and professional differences in the plan of care; helps patient/family understand the culture of the healthcare system.
Bachelor's degree in a related field
2 - 5 years of work experience in a related job discipline
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