Advanced Respiratory Care Practitioner
EMPLOYER PAID PENSION PLAN OF 29.25% OF YOUR ANNUAL SALARY!
GENEROUS BENEFITS PACKAGE!THIS POSITION MAY CLOSE WITHOUT NOTICE ONCE A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF QUALIFIED APPLICATIONS ARE RECEIVED.
THIS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR FULL-TIME AND PER DIEM OPENING.
Equivalent to graduation from high school and successful completion of an approved school of Respiratory Therapy. The ARCP will be able to complete primary job duties in either PICU or NICU, AND will be able to at least complete job duties as a secondary in the other unit at the time of hire or within 90 days from the hire into this classification.
Credentialed by the NBRC as a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) with 5 years of NICU/PICU primary experience OR a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) with NICU/PICU primary experience at time of hire. Current licensure by the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners as a Respiratory Care Practitioner. Basic Life Support (BLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)Certificate From the American Heart Association (AHA). State of Nevada Blood Gas Technologist or Blood Gas General Laboratory Supervisor license at time of hire or within 90 days from date of hire into classification. NRP (AHA) required within 90 days of hire. Additional and/or Preferred Position Requirements Two (2) years primary NICU and PICU experience & RRT credential. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Physical Requirements Knowledge of:
Anatomy and physiology; blood gases; advanced respiratory and cardiology principles; dynamics of aerosol and IPPB therapy; respiratory care modalities for adults, pediatrics and neonatal patients when trained and competent; respiratory drug pharmacology; respiratory care equipment in use at facility; pulmonary rehabilitation techniques; patient acuity assessment methods; Hospital standards of care; department and hospital emergency response policies and practices; patient rights; age specific patient care practices; infection control policies and practices; handling, storage, use and disposal of hazardous materials.Skill in:
Using mechanical ventilators; performing arterial blood gas sampling and analysis; applying cardiopulmonary resuscitation; surfactant replacement therapy administration; using computers for data entry and reporting; maintaining airway adjustments; transporting critical patients; maintaining ventilation equipment; communicating with a wide variety of people from diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all personnel contacted in the course of duties; efficient, effective and safe use of equipment; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all personnel contacted in the course of duties.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
Mobility to work in a typical clinical environment and use standard equipment, stamina to remain standing and/or walk for extended periods of time, vision to read printed materials and a VDT screen, and hearing and speech to communicate effectively in person and over the telephone. Strength and agility to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently to move objects, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this classification.