The Respiratory Care Practitioner is responsible for the assessment of respiratory patients with acute and chronic illnesses, to ensure delivery of clinically appropriate respiratory care procedures as prescribed by the medical staff for neonate, pediatric, adolescent and adult patients.
Requires advanced knowledge of respiratory care principles, practices and procedures such as management skills, research results, diagnostic methodologies, and new techniques normally acquired through completion of an Associate of Science Degree/Bachelors of Science Degree in Respiratory Care.
Satisfactory completion of annual mandatory education requirements.
3-6 months of on-the-job experience to gain knowledge of hospital policies, procedures and routines required.
Registered respiratory therapist (R.R.T.) with the National Board of Respiratory Care within 12 months of accepting the Advanced Practitioner position required.
Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) license by the state of Nebraska required.
Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification required.
Current American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification required.
Current American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support (PALS) Certification required within 6 months of hire.
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Certification required for therapists who work in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Women's Hospital within 6 months of hire.
Satisfactory completion of annual mandatory education requirements required.
Requires a high degree of ability and skill in written and verbal communication to accurately relay appropriate and high quality recommendations to other member of the patient care team.
Casual Plus I - must be available for at least four day shifts per month/48 hours or 8-6 hour shifts per month, two weekend shifts per month (included in the four shifts) and be available for one major holiday and one minor holiday.
Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.
Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
Explosives (pressurized gas)
Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) Blood or Body Fluid (BBF)