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Part-time position working 36 hours per week, rotating days/nights, Weekends, Holidays, and on-call required
Position is Benefits Eligible
Bachelor's Degree required with a minimum of 3 years of experience in a critical care unit
1 year of NICU experience preferred, but not required.
Location: Main Campus
Provides direct care and patient care management on transport; providesstabilization and emergency care of the acutely ill neonate, infant, child,adolescent, and adult. Educates referral staff through informal teaching as well as planned educational conferences. Demonstrates competence defined in transport respiratory therapist responsibilities in providing age-appropriate care and service to patients from the age of birth to 21 years, and selected adults.
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Assumes the defined responsibilities and functions of a Transport RespiratoryTherapist under the supervision of a Transport Clinician or physician.Collaborates with other team members in the management of the acutely ill neonatal, pediatric, or adult patients.b. Demonstrates leadership ability; accepts responsibility and accountability for all decisions and actions.c.
Demonstrates rapid decision-making skills and the ability to use soundjudgment.2. Assists with the planning of the transport team activities in accordance with established written protocols, policies, and procedures.3. In conjunction with the Physician Consult Transfer Center (PCTC), organizes rapid transport mobilization and assures appropriate utilization of resources.4.
Performs and properly documents complete physical assessment, obtainsand records medical-family history, formulates a clinical problem list, and plans care to meet all patient/family needs.5. Using evidence based practice to improve care; stabilizes the acutely illneonate and child in the referring center through assessment, planning,intervention, and evaluation of care under the supervision of a TransportClinician or physician. Consults with the medical control physician as per written protocols.6.
Performs treatments and procedures in accordance with the written guidelines and policies of the Transport Program within the framework of the policies, procedures, and standards set forth by Nationwide Children's Hospital, and the Division of Patient Care Services. With documented training, competently performs stabilization and resuscitation of the critically ill neonate and child under the supervision of the Transport Clinician or physician utilizing the following specialized procedures:a. venipunctureb. peripheral arterial puncturec. endotracheal intubationd. umbilical vessel catheterizatione. needle thoracotomyf. mechanical ventilationg. intraosseous accessh. management of advanced ventilator skills and equipment7. Provides continuous monitoring of the patient per protocol during transport8.
Provides direct care to neonates, infants, children, adolescents or adults ontransport under the direct supervision of a Transport Clinician or physician.9. Administers medication under the supervision of the Transport Clinician inaccordance with the policies and procedures of Nationwide Children's Hospitaland in accordance with the written guidelines, policies, and procedures ofNationwide Children's Hospital and in accordance with the guidelines foradministration of medications on transport.10. Maintains documentation of patient assessment and condition, interventionsrequired, and communication processes on the transport record.11.
Providing Family Centered Care, crisis intervention, support, and educationto the family of the critically ill neonate, infant, child, adolescent or adult.12. Maintains equipment and supplies necessary to the transport system,including routine maintenance and cleaning.13. Functions as a resource to referral staff, Nationwide Children's Hospital staff,and the community.14.
Identifies referral hospital education needs and helps to meet theseeducation needs through informal and/or formal teaching.15. Identifies system problems for research and assists in research activities ofthe transport program.16. Continually evaluates methods of practice, recommends changes andmodifications of protocols to meet patient needs.17.
Actively participates in the unit committees and projects to assure dailyoperation and growth of the Transport Program.18. Establishes professional objectives, evaluates self and peers, and sharesprogress with the Transport Program Manager.19. Attends and actively participates in monthly staff meetings.20.
Attends and actively participates in hospital based committees and projects.21. Successfully completes skills and recertification requirements.22. Certifications required:
BLS, NRP, PALS, ACLS, and trauma course within first year of hire.23. Attends neonatal and pediatric educational opportunities designed for/orrelevant to transport personnel.24. Actively pursues own professional growth through attendance atconferences, educational activities, and through continual review and sharing of professional experiences.
KNOWLEDGE , SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED1. Registered Respiratory Therapist with current license to practice in the Stateof Ohio.2.
Bachelor of Science Degree preferred or actively seeking bachelor's degree.3. Successful completion of the Transport Therapist Training Program and
Preceptorship.4. Experience Requirement for Applicantsa. Minimum of 3 years of critical care experience with minimum 1 year neonatalintensive care experience preferred.b. For persons with 1 - 3 years' experience, the orientation period may be up toor over 1 year.c. After orientation, you must maintain a point status of 0.9 FTE for 1 year afterorientationd. Stipulation of an additional 40 hours of critical care experience in theemergency department, 40 hours of experience in the PICU, and 80 hours inNICU at Nationwide Children's Hospital is required during the transportpreceptorship for applicants.5. Demonstrates self-motivation, sensitivity, leadership, interpersonal skills,teaching ability, organization, and advanced level of critical thinking anddecision-making.6. Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills.7. Demonstrates ability to work under stress using sound judgment.8. On call hours requiredMINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS1. Adheres to flight/safety requirements of the Transport Program's flight serviceproviders.2. Must be able to independently lift up to 100 lbs. and pull/push 300 lb. isolettewith assistance.3. Must be able to see, hear, stand, walk, read, and perform manual task with orwithout accommodation; and care for oneself with little or no difficulty.4. Must be able to move or reposition patients of any weight or size withassistance of another person(s) and or equipment.5. Must not exceed body weight greater than 230 pounds (flight regulations).walking/standing frequently (34-66%)
riding/flying long distances frequently (34-66%)lifting/moving occasionally (0-33%)pushing/pulling occasionally (0-33%)talking in person & on phone frequently (34-66%)The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level ofwork performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to beconstrued as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual soclassified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor toassign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.
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