Provides leadership in all Respiratory Care procedures in a critical care environment. Functions at a role model level, participates in quality and education assignments.
Analyze and recommends appropriate treatment and therapy for patients requiring Respiratory Care.
Maintains direct involvement with patients participating in research projects or quality improvement projects.
Provides formal content approved in-service education for medical team.
(VUH) Member of the Critical Care Respiratory Care team a critical care unit or the Emergency Department Regularly, is assigned to a Critical Care Unit or Emergency Department >75 % of the worked schedule.
The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
VENTILATOR MANAGEMENT (ADVANCED): - Demonstrates the uppermost levels of expertise in applying ventilator management in challenging and complex situations. Often takes a lead role in highly pressurized situations when there is a need to achieve results. Consistently delivers ventilator management services in a creative and imaginative manner while setting a standard for others. Actively participates in outside professional organizations and forums. Contributes in the development of ventilator management best practices for the organization.
RESPIRATORY THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES (ADVANCED): - Demonstrates the uppermost levels of expertise in applying respiratory therapeutic procedures in challenging and complex situations. Often takes a lead role in highly pressurized situations when there is a need to achieve results. Consistently delivers respiratory therapeutic procedures in a creative and imaginative manner while setting a standard for others. Actively participates in outside professional organizations and forums. Contributes in the development of respiratory therapeutic procedures best practices for the organization.
LABORATORY TESTING & ANALYSIS (ADVANCED): - Demonstrates the ability to apply knowledge of laboratory tests to diverse areas of the department. Demonstrates the uppermost levels of expertise in laboratory testing in challenging and complex situations. Often takes a lead role in highly pressurized situations when there is a need to achieve results. Consistently delivers laboratory tests and analysis in a creative and imaginative manner while setting a standard for others. Contributes in the development of testing and analysis best practices for the organization. Able to converse intelligently with users, customers, and management on the impact of laboratory testing technology and competition on the business itself.
TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT (NOVICE): - Has presented course modules as part of a program. Effectively prepared by demonstrating knowledge in course content, structure and objectives, as well as audience characteristics. Demonstrated audience sensitivity and awareness. Responded professionally to content questions.
Organizational Impact: Delivers projects/assignments that have a direct impact on goals/objectives of the unit/department that the job is in.
Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Conducts extensive analysis of situations or data to resolve numerous, complex issues; may involve the input/work of others.
Breadth of Knowledge: Has in-depth level of knowledge within a professional area and working knowledge of other areas.
Team Interaction: May lead mid-sized projects; coaches and guides team members.
SUPPORTING COLLEAGUES (P4):
- Develops Self and Others: Invests time, energy and enthusiasm in developing self/others to help improve performance and gain knowledge in new areas.
- Builds and Maintains Relationships: Maintains regular contact with key colleagues and stakeholders using formal and informal opportunities to expand and strengthen relationships.
- Communicates Effectively: Recognizes group interactions and modifies one's own communication style to suit different situations and audiences.
DELIVERING EXCELLENT SERVICES (P4):
- Serves Others with Compassion: Seeks to understand current and future needs of relevant stakeholders and customizes services to better address them.
- Solves Complex Problems: Approaches problems from different angles; Identifies new possibilities to interpret opportunities and develop concrete solutions.
- Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Provides ongoing support and coaching in a constructive manner to increase employees' effectiveness.
ENSURING HIGH QUALITY (P4):
- Performs Excellent Work: Engages regularly in formal and informal dialogue about quality; directly addresses quality issues promptly.
- Ensures Continuous Improvement: Applies various learning experiences by looking beyond symptoms to uncover underlying causes of problems and identifies ways to resolve them.
- Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Understands all aspects of providing a safe environment and performs routine safety checks to prevent safety hazards from occurring.
MANAGING RESOURCES EFFECTIVELY (P4):
- Demonstrates Accountability: Demonstrates a sense of ownership, focusing on and driving critical issues to closure.
- Stewards Organizational Resources: Applies understanding of the departmental work to effectively manage resources for a department/area.
- Makes Data Driven Decisions: Demonstrates strong understanding of the information or data to identify and elevate opportunities.
FOSTERING INNOVATION (P4):
- Generates New Ideas: Proactively identifies new ideas/opportunities from multiple sources or methods to improve processes beyond conventional approaches.
- Applies Technology: Demonstrates an enthusiasm for learning new technologies, tools, and procedures to address short-term challenges.
- Adapts to Change: Views difficult situations and/or problems as opportunities for improvement; actively embraces change instead of emphasizing negative elements.
Graduate of an approved discipline specific program (or equivalent experience) and 5 years at Vanderbilt University Medical Center as a Registered Respiratory Therapist. Eligibility is contingent upon receiving a 4.0 or greater on current performance evaluation.
Licensed Discipline Specific Required
National Board Respiratory Care Required
Registered Reparatory Therapist Required
Additional Qualification Information:
Certified in FCCS and ACLS for VUH. 2.Sucessful completion of ACCS Adult Critical Care Specialty exam. VCH at least one of the following NPS, CNPT, RPFT, AE-C and ACLS, NRP, PALS.
Vanderbilt Children's Hospital Respiratory Care Department will be the model upon which other departments both internal and external set their standards. Our staff will be empowered to achieve their fullest potential and we will collaborate to further advance the care of children in our hospital and community. We promote a safe environment for our customers. We treat each other with respect and we value and reward our employees who are committed to our mission.
Vanderbilt's Respiratory Care Departmental Key Facts:
98 bed Level IV NICU
20 bed Pediatric Cardiac ICU
24 bed Pediatric Medical ICU
Level 1 Trauma Center
Four floor expansion under construction
Neonatal/Pediatric Transport and ECMO
Career Advancement Program
Offers Continuing Education opportunities to fulfill TN State Licensure Requirements at no cost.
Provides opportunities for practitioners to participate in VCH Clinical Research Studies
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