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Respiratory Care Practitioner

Company: Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital
Location: Maryland Heights
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Ranken Jordan is the country's first pediatric bridge hospital. Inpatients and outpatients with complex medical conditions, injuries and illnesses come to our one-of-a-kind facility from throughout the region to get better faster and prepare for the transition back to home.

At Ranken Jordan, more than half of our kids have airway needs, so your professional expertise is valued and vital. We need talented respiratory therapists who have a passion for serving this fragile population. Our kids depend on them to learn how to live a quality life at home with airway needs.

They need amazing new employees like YOU!

Please watch our employee testimonial:

https://youtu.be/mRtGI_Ife_8

https://youtu.be/qwJXkgUhEPk

A Peek Behind the Room Divider:

  • Founded in 1941 by Mary Ranken Jordan who implored her staff to "...consider the children, first, in all that we do." These words still guide every employee, every day.
  • Our guiding mission is to help kids and their families' transition from hospital to home. That means we practice world-class pediatric medicine to treat the symptoms but we also train parents and caregivers to provide a high-level of care at home so patients continue to progress after discharge
  • "Care Beyond the Bedside" means that our kids receive their therapies and rehab away from their rooms and out of their beds as much as 70% of the day. The rest of the time, they are playing just being kids in our state of the art facility designed to inspire children!
  • In 2002, we opened our current 34 inpatient hospital in Maryland Heights, MO. In 2018, we completed a 78,000 sq. ft. addition to double our inpatient beds to 60+ and expand our outpatient practice.
  • We also offer Community Programs that provide wonderful recreational and educational programs for all kids and their families...at no charge!

JOB SUMMARY:

Ranken Jordan is looking for full time Respiratory Care Practitioners (12 hr/shifts). RRT's at Ranken Jordan perform direct patient care in all aspects of respiratory therapy according to physician's orders. Consult physicians or nurse practitioner on effectiveness of therapy. Provide ventilator support during cardiopulmonary resuscitation and maintains life support equipment. Perform duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission, values and guiding principles.

Blood Borne Pathogen Exposure: Yes

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Demonstrates proper time management skills and priority setting.
  • Demonstrates the ability to assess and identify actual physical and psychosocial needs of the patient and their families, documents in the medical record and communicates this information to other staff members as appropriate.
  • Implements appropriate Respiratory Care interventions in routine and emergency situations.
  • Documents the evaluation of the effectiveness of therapy and in an accurate, timely and organized manner.
  • Demonstrates appropriate knowledge base related to cardiopulmonary medications and respiratory care equipment and therapies.
  • Identifies patient education needs and utilizes appropriate resources to meet those needs while documenting patient/family response to this training.
  • Demonstrates flexibility regarding workload, assignments, and change.
  • Demonstrates competence in assisting medical staff with diagnostic and therapeutic interventions.
  • All other duties as assigned by the Respiratory Care Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • The Respiratory Care Practitioner must possess a Missouri license to practice.
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) required.
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association.
  • Current PALS certification or completion within 12 months for those individuals with 0.5 FTE or greater position.
  • Candidate must have strong communication skills and the ability to work independently.
  • Previous experience in a pediatric setting preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

These include stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, grasping, pulling, pushing, standing, carrying, and lifting of light loads (up to 35 lb.), as necessary.

Ranken Jordan is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The Ranken-Jordan Home for Convalescent Crippled Children

Keywords: Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital, Springfield , Respiratory Care Practitioner, Other , Maryland Heights, Illinois

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