Pediatric RRT Flight Team Sr – Pedi-Flite Le Bonheur Children’s Jonesboro, AR Fulltime Job

Overview
Summary

The Sr. RRT Flight Team is responsible for the care of critically ill/ injured patients at the referring facility and during transports to the receiving facility. Responsible for relaying information regarding the patient’s condition to other team members in order to develop individualized, evidence based, plan of care for each patient.  In addition, complies with Pedi-Flite policy and procedure, hospital policies, and regulatory agency requirements. Participates in quality improvement, marketing for the Pedi-Flite program and serves as an educator and special resource provider of critical care services. Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values. 

Education/Experience/Licensure

 

Education/Formal Training

Work Experience

Credential/Licensure

 

REQUIRED:

Completion of an Associate or Bachelor degree program that is approved by the CAAHEP or CoARC.

 

Three (3) years of pediatric critical care experience at Le Bonheur or equivalent experience as determined appropriate by Pedi-Flite Leadership and the Medical Director.

  • Current license from the State of Tennessee as a Registered Respiratory Therapist

 

  • Current credential as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) or has grandfathered credential prior to July 1, 2002 from the National Board of Respiratory Care.

 

  • Maintain all required certifications: CPR, PALS, ACLS, BTLS (or approved equivalent), PBTLS (or approved equivalent), NRP & STABLE without prompting.

 

  • Achieve the NPS or NCCT credential within one year of hire, and maintain this credential.

 

  • Maintain instructor status in at least one of the following: BLS, PALS, NRP, STABLE, PEPP, ACLS.

 

  • Effective June 1, 2018: New Hires and Transfers are required to have current BLS Certification.

 

 

 

PREFERRED:

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SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED:

Formal training or Diploma program in Respiratory Therapy

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Knowledge/Skills/Abilities
  • Working knowledge of critical care transport concepts, methods and techniques as well as flight physiology.
  • Ability to understand and prepare moderately complex written materials such as patient records.
  • Ability to communicate verbally with Associates, physicians and other outside professionals, patients and family members.
  • Ability to work without close supervision and to exercise independent judgment and critical thinking skills in both simple and difficult situations.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize multiple tasks and projects to maintain control of workflow.
Key Job Responsibilities
  • Responsible for the care of critically ill/injured patients at the referring facility and during transports to the receiving facility. Responsible for relaying information regarding the patient’s condition to other team members in order to develop individualized, evidence based, plan of care for each patient. Complies with Pedi-Flite policy and procedure, hospital policies and regulatory agency requirements.
  • Completes responsibilities to assure readiness for transport with prompt documentation of these checks.
  • Maintains a culture of safety by observing policies and regulations related to the care of patients and crew while operating in a transport environment.
  • Maintains clinical competencies as required. Maintains mandatory requirements to be a transport team member and seeks opportunities to renew these requirements without prompting prior to the expiration date.
  • Participates in Pedi-Flite team communications via meetings, SharePoint and other means of communication.
  • Is a stakeholder in the Pedi-Flite Quality Improvement Process.
  • Participates in an operational activity that furthers the daily to quarterly performance of Pedi-Flite as a transport program.
  • Participates in approved educational activities both internal and external.
  • Participates in approved marketing efforts and activities both internal and external.
Physical Requirements
  • The physical activities of this position may include climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking, reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping and repetitive motion.
  • Must have good balance and coordination.
  • The physical requirements of this position are: heavy work – exerting up to 50lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 50lbs. of force frequently.
  • The associate is required to have close visual acuity including color, depth perception and field of vision to perform an activity such as assessing patients, preparing and analyzing data and figures, transcribing, viewing a computer terminal or extensive reading.
  • Frequent invasive and non-invasive patient contact.
  • Exposure to patient body fluids as well as exposure to hazardous or poisonous materials.
  • Ability to react quickly and appropriately to emergency situations.