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Respiratory Therapist Reg ECMO - Full-Time

Erlanger Medical Center Chattanooga, TN

Job Description



Job Summary: Reports to the Team Leader. This position requires the individual to be advanced in critical care, ECMO, and general floor care in an environment of continuous quality improvement. The Respiratory Therapist Registered ECMO has to be trained to manage the equipment necessary for providing ECMO support. It is the responsibility of the Respiratory Therapist Registered ECMO to ensure appropriate patient care through the continuous monitoring of the patient and all related equipment while working in this capacity. Through this monitoring, the Respiratory Therapist Registered ECMO is expected to identify and make corrections to the related equipment to maintain the ECMO Attending Physicians orders. Education: Required: Associate of Science in Respiratory Care Preferred: Bachelors� degree in Respiratory Care or related field Experience: Required: Five (5) years of critical care experience as a registered therapist Preferred: Position Requirement(s): License/Certification/Registration Required: Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the National Board of Respiratory Care Current license to practice in the state of Tennessee BLS required Current ACLS Successful completion of a formal training program sponsored by ELSO (Extra Corporeal Life Support Organization) or the Erlanger Health System High level of initiative, self-direction and accountability for actions required Ability to maintain composure and function effectively in stressful situations Department Position Summary: This position oversees and coordinates the shift of Respiratory Therapist on duty: The daily distribution of work assignments, assumes responsibility for staff as directed within the areas of specialty, flex staffing according to workloads, assist in maintaining attendance records, physician interactions, employee counseling/discipline, and assures availability and effective use of supplies and equipment. This individual must also demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and posses the ability to assess data reflective of the patients status. Must be able to interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patients requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in the departments guidelines. Capable of working in a High stress environment. Have knowledge of organization functions, policies and regulation, current trends and new developments in healthcare. Understand principles and practices of respiratory therapy and bronchopulmonary physiology to assist physicians with therapeutic procedures. Computer skills, analytical, decision making and communication skills. Maintain staffing margins within workload and budgetary constraints. Organize and facilitate orientation for new hires.

Job Details

Date Posted November 26, 2018
Date Closes February 24, 2019
Requisition 22928
Located In Chattanooga, TN
SOC Category 00-0000.00