Registered Respiratory Therapist-II, FT-36hrs (Nights)

Is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating patient care to a specified group of patients. Collaborates with physicians, medical professionals and other staff to ensure the quality of care given. Provides care for the pediatric, adolescent, adult or geriatric patient (as defined in the unit scope of care). Utilizes knowledge of the principles of growth and development appropriate to the patient’s age to ensure that care provided meets the unique, physical and psychosocial needs of the patient. Involves appropriate parties (i.e.; patient’s family or guardian, outside agencies) in the assessment, treatment and continuing care of the patient as needed. Is able to work independently in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Works a minimum of four hundred hours per year in the NICU. Acts as Clinical Preceptor for new Therapists. Serves on hospital committees as assigned by Department Management as needed. Provides educational presentations on current practices and concepts to department at least twice per year as needed. Supports the Mission of Trinity Health and Holy Cross Hospital.

General Summary:

Is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating patient care to a specified group of patients.

Collaborates with physicians, medical professionals and other staff to ensure the quality of care given.  Provides care for the neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult or geriatric patient (as defined in the unit scope of care).  Utilizes

knowledge of the principles of growth and development appropriate to the patient’s age to ensure that care provided meets the unique, physical and psychosocial needs of the patient.  Involves appropriate parties (i.e.; patient’s family or guardian, outside agencies) in the assessment, treatment and continuing care of the patient as needed.

Is able to work independently in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.  Works a minimum of four hundred hours per year in the NICU.

Acts as Clinical Preceptor for new Therapists.

Serves on hospital committees as assigned by Department Management as needed.

Provides educational presentations on current practices and concepts to department at least twice per year as needed.

Supports the Mission of Trinity Health and Holy Cross Hospital. 

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required:

Registry with the National Board of Respiratory Care as a Registered Respiratory Therapist

Current licensure from the state of Maryland as a Respiratory Care Practitioner

At least three years of clinical experience

At least two years of experience working in a NICU or trained by a HCH NICU therapist and signed off on our NICU competencies

Current CPR training with recertification every two years.

Able to demonstrate good ability to communicate using English language in written and verbal

fashion, promoting a team approach to patient care

Visual acuity at all ranges corrected or uncorrected

Normal hearing range corrected or uncorrected

Working Conditions:

Must be able to lift up to 35 pounds.  Must be able to push, pull, and lift patients.  Must be able to push, pull,

lift and move patient care equipment. Must be able to bend body downward at the waist; be able to kneel.

Position does require contact with human body fluids and does require observance of standard precautions.

Holy Cross Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.

Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) status.