Respiratory Therapist - RRT

Overview and Qualifications
Role Summary: Supports department by providing care to patients requiring all types of respiratory support including critical, emergency, general therapy, and infant transport. Supports organizational improvement by teaching and participating in the management of resources for patient care.
Essential Accountabilities:
1. Supports department by providing critical and general floor respiratory care.
Performance Criteria:
  • Takes initiative by accepting and completing assignments.
2. Practices good record keeping by documenting all respiratory procedures in the medical record.
Performance Criteria:
  • Practices ITP (Intermittent Therapy Protocol) required documentation by using approved flow sheet, with 95% accuracy.
  • Practices required documentation by utilizing and completing approved form every 4 hours and PRN for Ventilators, NPPV, Trach Collars, Vapotherms, and Infant Flows.
  • Follows department policy by documenting patient education and care plan on the appropriate form.
3. Demonstrates technical ability by mastering appropriate computer programs.
Performance Criteria:
  • Shows ability to utilize Cerner program by correctly entering, changing or discontinuing clinical orders.
  • Demonstrates computer ability by accurately completing charges by end of shift.
  • Demonstrates ability to use e-mail program by opening, reading, and sending e-mail correspondence.
4. Supports department by maintaining clinical competency.
Performance Criteria:
  • Follows department guidelines by completing all required annual clinical competencies.
  • Shows required attendance by participating in 75% of departmental in-services.
5. Practices good teamwork by supporting self, coworkers, and department.
Performance Criteria:
  • Shows leadership by attending a required 50% of departmental staff meetings, and practicing

100% of all departmental staff meeting communications. (ie. watch video and communication book).
  • Shows ability to problem solve by identifying and/or offering suggestions to help improve shift or department function.
  • Completes 2-3 professional development goals by identifying them early on and working toward their accomplishment.
The following accountabilities may be reassigned:

6. Supports departmental operations by completing other duties as assigned or requested
MERIT Standards of Performance
A. Workplace Expectations
  • Professional Appearance: Our appearance represents Mission Hospitals, Inc. Therefore, our grooming and dress will reflect our respect for our customers. While on duty, we will first consider our customers‚ expectations in how we present ourselves. Our manner and expression will convey our concern for and willingness to serve our customers.
  • Safety Awareness: Safety must be the responsibility of all Mission employees to ensure an accident-free environment. Accidents are the result of actions and attitudes that you can help to change.
  • Corporate Compliance: Integrity is doing the right thing by being honest in our dealings with one another, our patients and our business contacts. Integrity is doing the right thing by maintaining the security and confidentiality of patient information.
B. Behavioral Standards
  • Etiquette in the Workplace: Workplace etiquette can create a favorable impression on our patients, visitors, and co-workers. Good manners contribute to patient satisfaction.
  • Communication: The goal of communication is understanding. We must be committed to listening attentively to our customers in order to fully understand their needs. Close attention should be given to both verbal and non-verbal messages. Our messages to customers should be delivered with courtesy, respect, clarity, and care. We must avoid confusing our customers and speak in terms they can easily understand.
  • Customer Relations: At Mission we believe that we are here to serve our customers ‚ our customers are patients, family, co-workers, physicians, and vendors. Our customer'‚ most basic expectation is to be treated with courtesy and respect. We are committed to providing the highest quality of service and meeting customers‚ needs with utmost care and courtesy.
  • Working Relationships: As Mission employees, we are linked to one another by a common purpose: serving our patients and our community. Our co-workers, therefore, are our teammates. They deserve our respect. Without their contributions, none of us could perform our jobs. Just as we rely on our fellow employees, they rely upon us. Each of us has obligations to our co-workers.
  • Sense of Ownership: Every Mission employee should feel a sense of ownership toward his or her job. By this we mean taking pride in what we do, feeling responsible for the outcomes of our efforts, and recognizing our work as a reflection of ourselves. Take pride in this organization as if you owned it.
Skills, Knowledge, Abilities:
Required Education: Associates Degree in Respiratory Care OR Completion of Respiratory Care Program Accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)
Preferred Education: Associates Degree in Respiratory Care OR Completion of Respiratory Care Program Accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) and 20 years of experience
Required License: Registered by NBRC; a current North Carolina License issued by North Carolina Respiratory Care Board (NCRCB) and a current BCLS.
Preferred License: ACLS, PALS, NRP (Pediatric-Perinatal Specialty)
Required Experience: None
Preferred Experience: 2 Years Critical Care
Working Conditions: Attached
OSHA Category: Potential for exposure to blood or body fluids.
Patient Care Group: Neonate, pediatric, adolescent, geriatric, and the dying patient.
By signing this document, the staff member agrees to access the minimum amount of protected health information needed in order to perform the job duties described in the role description above.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of staff classified in this role

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