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.
·Plan of Care
Participate in developing a plan of care, demonstrating the ability to effectively prioritize both expected and unanticipated needs. Involve patients, clients, families and health team members in establishing goals. Demonstrate competence in the implementation of the technical skills required for the care of patients, clients and families. Demonstrate initiative in remaining current on CCHMC policies, procedures and standards. Act as a resource to peers. Intervene for the attainment of care goals. Facilitate the linking of patients, clients and families with other disciplines and services as needed. Evaluate effectiveness of care giving, and shows on going follow through in care delivery. Evaluation of care is reflective of the attainment of care goals. Demonstrate proficiency and compliance with established practices in documentation. Demonstrate proficiency and compliance with established practices in documentation. Is self-directed in assuming responsibilities within the team and care delivery system.
Demonstrate critical thinking skills by making appropriate respiratory care decisions, prioritizing both planned and unplanned events, and proactively addressing potential and actual problems.
·Evidence Based Practice and Research
Demonstrate awareness of the value and relevance of research and evidence based practice in respiratory care. Practice can be identified as research based.
·Serving as an Expert Resource
Assist peers and team members in acquiring department specific knowledge, skills and behaviors. Is recognized as a department resource for respiratory care practice and operational systems.
Assist others and provide leadership in implementing the standards of the patient care and access. Promote reconciliation of disagreements, reduce tension, and create an environment in which people can explore their differences. Act as a role model and a department- divisional resource.
Make education of patients, families and other hospital personnel a priority, using appropriate learning principles. Contribute to discussion in patient care conferences, committee meetings, inservices, staff conferences, etc. Assume responsibility for own learning. Initiate activities toward meeting those needs and integrate new knowledge into practice.
Willing and capable of independently making decisions
Recognizing when sufficient information has been obtained to make a decision; evaluating available alternatives and using sound thought processes and relevant experience to make the optimal choice in a timely manner; making difficult decisions even in highly ambiguous situations
Willingness to serve as an education resource to others
Understanding and showing respect and appreciation for the uniqueness of all individuals; leveraging differences in others' perspectives and ideas; appreciating cultural differences and adjusting one's approach to successfully integrate with others who are different from oneself
Setting the stage for constructive relationships by being accessible, approachable, and interpersonally engaged; developing and sustaining meaningful and productive bonds with others based on mutual respect
·Physical Stamina - High
Excellent physical stamina sufficient to perform frequent bending, heavy lifting (up to 50 - 80 lbs.), extensive standing and/or walking.
·Communication - Advanced
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Possess in-depth knowledge of the growth and development of pediatric and adult patients. Demonstrate proficiency in respiratory care practice and skills.