Cleveland Clinic RRT-Float in Cleveland, Ohio

Job Summary:

Provides assessment, treatment, care and evaluation for patients with respiratory insufficiencies.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Must float to multiple CCHS locations to perform respiratory care services for the geriatric, adult and pediatric population in a variety of inpatient settings like critical care, obstetrics, emergency department, and behavioral health.

  • Must maintain site specific competencies/certifications for each CCHS location

  • Must develop and maintain relationships with multidisciplinary care teams at each location and local/enterprise respiratory clinical leadership.

  • Assesses patient for appropriate type and frequency of treatment and develops a plan of care based on diagnosis.

  • Directs respiratory staff for delivery of care. Implements and monitors patient care plan.

  • Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate

  • Performs advances respiratory care modalities.

  • Evaluates respiratory practice, administration of medications, and treatment based on patient outcomes.

  • Educates the patient and family about the illness and provides information about community support groups and other available programs.

  • At sites where applicable, the employee will perform blood gas puncture and analysis.

  • If the employee is designated as a Technical Consultant by the blood gas Laboratory Director, the employee must meet the minimum qualifications as specified by the CLIA code of federal regulations.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Education:

  • Graduate of an accredited Respiratory Therapy program.

  • Bachelors Degree preferred.

  • Diploma and/or transcripts must be provided for validation.

Certifications:

  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the National Board of Respiratory Care.

  • Ohio Respiratory Care Professional (RCP) Board Licensure.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) and/or Neonatal Pediatric Specialist (NPS) certification when appropriate by site.

Complexity of Work:

  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Work Experience:

  • Prior experience in critical care preferred.

  • Neonatal/pediatric experience preferred when appropriate for site.

  • Prior experience performing invasive procedures preferred when appropriate for site.

Physical Requirements:

  • Good manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination.

  • Normal hearing and vision or corrected to normal range.

  • May require sitting, standing and walking for extended periods of time.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

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