Respiratory Therapist Sleep Lab, Nightshift 6:30pm - 07:00am, Part time

DEPARTMENT: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: Unit Clinical Manager, Respiratory Care Senior Clinical Director



PURPOSE OF POSITION: To function as a professional respiratory therapist and able to apply theoretical knowledge to the care of infant child, adolescent and adult patients and clients. To demonstrate competence in Respiratory Care skills, problem solving, critical thinking and priority setting. To recognize the need for professional growth and to take appropriate steps towards meeting educational needs

Assesses patients, clients and families and recognizes normal parameters, deviations and abnormalities in physical, emotional, developmental and behavioral status as it relates to cardio-pulmonary needs using a family centered approach to care, plans and prioritizes care to meet patient, client and family needs
·Plan of Care
Demonstrates competence in the implementation of the technical skills required for the care of the patients, clients and families according to CCHMC policies, procedures and standards. Identifies goals and outcomes for health with the patient, client and family. Directs interventions towards the attainment of goals and outcomes as it relates to cardio pulmonary health. Evaluates effectiveness of care. Demonstrates critical thinking by making appropriate care decisions and relating that information to the healthcare team. Implement the standards of the patient care and access. Demonstrate compliance with established practices in documentation of care.
·Evidence Based Practice and Research
Demonstrate awareness of the value of research and evidence based practice in respiratory care.
Share leadership responsibilities in teamwork and care delivery. Function as a leader and work collaboratively and interdependently with health team members.
·Serving as an Expert Resource
Demonstrate competence in department specific knowledge, skills and behaviors. Contribute to the growth of peers by sharing own knowledge, experience and skills.
Maintain currency in field through participating in patient care conferences, committee meetings, inservices, staff conferences, council activities, seminars and literature. Identify and assume responsibility for learning needs. Integrate new knowledge into practice.

Skills & Competencies
Using time efficiently and productively; prioritizing multiple tasks properly to meet deadlines; recognizing time constraints and adjusting work schedule to address them.
·Family-centered care
Understands and support family-centered care
·Diversity Appreciation
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
·Physical Stamina - High
Excellent physical stamina sufficient to perform frequent bending, heavy lifting (up to 50 - 80 lbs.), extensive standing and/or walking.
Being open to change and considerable variety in work activities; effortlessly adjusting to new or changing situations and unexpected events; altering one's approach to tasks and projects with minimal loss of efficiency
Excellent verbal, written and/or interpersonal communication skills
Demonstrate basic knowledge of the growth and development process of pediatric and adult patients and clients. Demonstrate competency in basic respiratory care practices and skills. Capable of identifying strengths and weaknesses and seeking appropriate resources. Possess interest and willingness to broaden knowledge and skills in respiratory care practice. Able to utilize available resources to broaden clinical skills and enhance professional growth.

·Graduate of a CoARC approved Respiratory Care Program
·Registry credentials by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) AND Licensed in the State of Ohio, if applicable
·Kentucky and Indiana licenses may be required for specific positions

·Pediatric Advanced LifeSupport
·Neonatal Resusucitation
·NPS Certification by the NBRC