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Location: Wilmington, Delaware
Internal Number: 10967
Nemours is seeking a Respiratory Therapist to join our Nemours Children's Hospital team in Wilmington, DE.
This position is responsible for: Providing, under the general direction of the Therapist in Charge or Assistant Director of Respiratory Care, all routine and emergency respiratory care in all patient care areas. The Respiratory Therapists provide clinical direction for respiratory care trainees and technicians. The therapists provide consultation and education to other healthcare professionals as well. The therapist is in routine contact with patients during the provision of hands-on care and in frequent contact with patients' families. The respiratory therapist will have contact with other hospital staff, such as nurses and physicians.
Join a team of APEX RTs! The Nemours Children's Health-DE Respiratory Care Department achieved APEX status as designated by the American Association of Respiratory Care in 2023. APEX RT departments exemplify best practices in the profession and enhance patient safety and outcomes by delivering high-quality respiratory care. The Nemours RT department is 1 of 18 Acute Care Hospitals in the United States recognized and only 1 of 5 children's hospitals. We are super proud of what we do here and are looking for team members who want to make a difference!
Verify all physician orders for respiratory care. and provide age and developmental-appropriate care to infants, children, adolescents, and adults.
Assess patients clinically and evaluate for appropriateness of therapy.
Provide aerosolized medication therapy, provide airway clearance therapies, airway management such as trach changes, tube taping, suctioning, medical gas therapy., ventilator setup and management., perform non-invasive monitoring, i.e., pulse oximetry, transcutaneous O2/CO2 and end-tidal CO2 monitoring, assist with in-house and inter-facility transports.
Provide emergency respiratory care, i.e., airway management and cardiopulmonary resuscitation, perform arterial blood gas sampling, point of care testing and electrocardiograms., participate in airway management during bronchoscopies.
Document care provided, patient assessment and patient care orders in electronic medical record (EMR) or hard copy when necessary. Enter charges in EMR
Participate in discharge planning and home-care education by training patients, their families, and designated care providers.
Provide recommendations and education to physicians and nurses regarding respiratory care.
Participate in the evaluation or respiratory care equipment and procedures and maintain current knowledge about departmental policies and procedures.
Graduated a COAARC Approved Respiratory Care Program
DE State License, NBRC-RRT, and BLS-HCP required, AARC membership, PALS within 90 days of hire.
Preferred - NRP, NBRC-NPS, NBRC-CPFT, NBRC-RPFT, NBRC-SDS, AEC, and ACLS
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