Respiratory Pediatric Educator (RRT) - NICU at Wellstar Health Systems

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Location: Marietta, Georgia

Job Description:


Core Responsibilites and Essential Functions

  • Provides Customer Service* Completion of patient care, documentation and education* Rounding with staff and patients* Team approach to service* Promotes a team spirit and positive work environment* Provides supportive environment for students and staff

  • Administers Quality Patient Care* Performs patient assessment & assessment for therapy* Collaborates with health care team members in planning patient care* Delivers aerosolized medication, bronchial hygiene, volume expansion, oxygen & medical gas therapy* Performs ventilator management, weaning, waveform graphic interpretation; airway management (intubation, extubation, trach tube change and care)* Performs arterial blood gas sampling & analysis* Educates patient and mentors/precepts new employees, students and peers

  • Provides Safe Environment* Maintains high level of patient safety (Medication Safety, NPSG, etc)* Leads and supports Performance Improvement Initiatives designed to promote quality care* Supports department development and maintenance of Policy & Procedures and Clinical Practice Guidelines * Promotes evidence based practice* Supports & educates staff on their roles related to adherence to regulatory requirements

  • Provides Leadership * Maintains staff schedule * Assigns shift workload * Completes annual performance evaluations/staff * Maintains fiscal responsibilities for the department and profession* Oversees equipment function and calibrations* Coordinates Equipment Evaluation/Transport

  • Education Resource* Oversees orientation & training for new employees and student clinical rotations * Collaborates annual skill competencies * Coordinates education needs of staff (i.e. new equipment or knowledge in-services for RT staff Maintains staff education records
  • Required for All Jobs
  • Performs other duties as assigned

  • Complies with all WellStar Health System policies, standards of work, and code of conduct.

  • Qualifications

    Required Minimum Education
  • Graduate of an accredited respiratory therapy education program (CoARC or CAAHP) with minimally 20 quarter hours of science (B.S. degree preferred). Required
  • Required Minimum ExperienceRequired Minimum SkillsRequired Minimum License(s) and Certification(s)
  • Respiratory Care Prof 1.00 Required 1.00

  • Basic Life Support 2.00 Required 2.00

  • BLS - Instructor Required

  • BLS - Provisional Required

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support 3.00 Required 3.00

  • ACLS - Instructor Required

  • ACLS - Provisional Required

  • Neonatal Resuscitation Prvdr 4.00 Required 4.00

  • NRP - Instructor Required

  • NRP-Provisional Required

  • Pediatric Adv Life Support 5.00 Required 5.00

  • PALS - Instructor Required

  • PALS - Provisional Required

  • Registered Respiratory Therapi 6.00 Required 6.00
  • Additional Licenses and Certifications
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