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Respiratory Therapist

Company: Yale New Haven Health System
Location: New Haven
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Job Description:

Requisition ID: 29878Location: New Haven, ConnecticutCategory: RESPIRATORY THERAPYPosition Type: Full Time Benefits EligibleDepartment: Respiratory CareScheduled Hours: 36OverviewTo be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.The Respiratory Therapist I is a health care professional who is a graduate of a Program in Respiratory Care approved by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) and is licensed by the State of Connecticut as a Respiratory Care Practitioner. The Therapist I performs a variety of clinical activities in the assessment, treatment and education of the patient with respiratory problems. The Therapist I actively supports and serves as a resource to the other members of the patient care team. The Therapist I supports departmental and interdepartmental quality improvement efforts.EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran Responsibilities 1. Clinical Application of Respiratory Care: Functions efficiently, resourcefully and skillfully in providing patients optimum age-specific respiratory care.1.1 Assesses patient's pulmonary status employing basic skills, which include reviewing the medical chart, patient interview, physical examination, and interpretation of blood gases. Demonstrates proficiency and consistency with all assessment skills, including interpretation of x-ray and blood gases, RAW, CL graphic displays, etc. Demonstrates knowledge and interpretation of diagnostic procedures such as PPD, overnight oximetry, peak flow, arterial puncture, and sputum induction.2. Documentation and Written communication: Contributes to effective communication within the department through documentation of services administered, changes in patient?s clinical status, and therapeutic objectives.2.1 Records all care provided via electronic medical record accurately. Identifies patient on written documents by using MRN and patient labels as required by department and hospital policy. Notes consistently include ABGs, patient assessment, weaning assessment, and parameters. Maintains patient confidentiality with documentation practices.3. Consultation and Collaboration and Oral Communication: Communicates clearly and appropriately with co-workers. Demonstrates a cooperative team spirit, effectively contributing to excellence of patient care.3.1 Patient report information is appropriate and conveys current patient status. Gives report using SBAR format and attentively, courteously accepts report in order to facilitate transition from one shift to the next. Accurately, completely, and concisely gives a safe hand off for all relevant clinical information on patient's clinical course and status.4. Self-Development, Professionalism and Leadership - Assumes responsibility for maintaining clinical competency through continuing education, professional growth, and development.4.1 Assumes responsibility for professional self-development. Keeps self-informed about current trends within the profession and new procedures/equipment in the department. Requests inservices as appropriate to maintain competencies for equipment and procedures. Maintains membership in AARC, NBRC or demonstrates other active participation in profession. QualificationsEDUCATIONGraduation from an accredited program of Respiratory Care, current active license by the State of Connecticut as a Respiratory Care Practitioner. NBRC Certification as demonstrated by completion of the TMC examination or its predecessor, Bachelor of Science Degree preferred.EXPERIENCEThis is an entry level position for new grads, those with limited experience in critical care or neonatal environments and those who have not yet completed the NBRC RRT exam.LICENSURECT RCP License BLS Advanced LS ? related to patient population as assigned (preferred)SPECIAL SKILLSCompetent in the basic operation and application of respiratory care equipment. Excellent oral and written communication. Excellent organizational skills. Ability to work under stressful conditions. Excellent interpersonal skills. Computer literacy on a PC. Additional Information PM22 Respiratory Care at Yale-New Haven Hospital Yale New Haven Hospital is hiring talented registered respiratory therapists to support the care of our patients. These are great opportunities for candidates with excellent critical thinking skills who appreciate a fast-paced environment where they have the opportunity to train to be a member of the Adult critical care, Pediatric/ Neonatal, and ECMO teams. The Respiratory Care department also supports the Advanced Lung Center, Adult and Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Centers, a world class Pulmonary Function department, and our Pediatric/ Neonatal Ground Transport team. Our therapists have access to incredible facilities, academic rigor, and a total commitment to safety and quality using high-reliability organization behaviors.Yale New Haven Hospital is one of the largest hospitals in the world and the largest in Connecticut at 1,541-beds including nine Adult ICUs, Pediatric ICU, a Level 4 Neonatal ICU, and Level 1 Trauma provision for both Adults and Pediatric patients. The campus includes the 168-bed Smilow Cancer Center, the 201-bed Yale New Haven Children's Hospital, and the 76-bed Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital. It is the primary teaching hospital for Yale School of Medicine. A Magnet-designated hospital, we are dedicated to providing high-level, patient-focused care. Yale New Haven Hospital offers our respiratory team members: Exceptional healthcare, vision, and dental A generous time off program to ensure our people maintain a strong life work balance. Tuition reimbursement programs Clinical ladder advancement! Clinical research opportunities Multiple on-site education programs specific to Respiratory Care through our Institute for Excellence. Yale-New Haven Hospital 20 York St New Haven CT 06510 YNHHS Requisition ID29878PI177365535

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