Mission: To improve the health of people we touch
Vision: To be recognized locally, regionally and nationally as a premier health system
R.E.S.P.E.C.T.: We will fulfill the mission and vision by adhering to the Standards of R.E.S.P.E.C.T.
The Transport Respiratory Therapist professional employed by T.C. Thompson Childrens Hospital is responsible for providing and administering respiratory care in critical care, general floor care, and in the transport environment (ground/air) as ordered by a physician.
Required: Associate of Science in Respiratory Care, or graduate of an NBRC and AMA approved Respiratory Program meeting requirement for eligibility of the NBRC Exam. Completion of NICU Transport Team Member Credentialing Course, Annual FAA recertification, annual transport credentialing, current NRP certification and current BLS certification within 30 days of hire.
Preferred: Bachelors Degree
Required: The Transport Respiratory Therapist must possess knowledge of the theory and practice of respiratory care skills; knowledge of organizational functions, policies, and regulations; knowledge of current trends and new developments in the direct and indirect practice of respiratory care. The Transport Respiratory Therapist must always be poised and courteous, with a pleasing personality and able to communicate with co-workers and the public. One year in a level III NICU.
Preferred: Previous experience in neonatal transport.
Position Requirement(s): License/Certification/Registration
Required: Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). Tennessee licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner, ABG endorsed, current CPR certification within 30 days of hire. Current certification Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), current BLS certification. Due to weight limitations allowed on board the aircraft, the maximum total body weight including required flight gear cannot exceed 225lbs.
Preferred: Current certification Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Current ACLS Certification
The Transport Respiratory Therapist professional employed by T.C. Thompson Childrens Hospital is responsible for providing and administering respiratory care in critical care, general floor care, and in the transport environment (ground/air) as ordered by a physician. The Transport Respiratory Therapist must function well within a collaborative environment with nursing and all other staff members to maximize patient care. The Transport Respiratory Therapist is also responsible for prompt and accurate patient and department related documentation. The Transport Respiratory Therapist must be committed to working scheduled hours as well as covering departmental call. Additional education, training, and demonstration of competency are required to maintain status as a transport Therapist.
The employee must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients presented in each assigned area. The Transport Respiratory Therapist assumes preceptor responsibilities for new hires and peers as delegated by the Operations Manager. The individual must also demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patients status. The individual must interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patients requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in the units guidelines and procedures.
The employee must present themselves in a positive, pro-active, and motivated manner. The employee is required to assist in the growth and development of the department. The employee must take an active role in CQI projects.