Respiratory Care Practitioner
Company: Yale-New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus
Posted on: May 3, 2021
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individuals and professionals, every day.
At Bridgeport Hospital, we are committed to providing quality
medical care and treatment that is coordinated and centered on the
patient's specific needs. We strive to achieve benchmarks as a
Patient Centered Medical Home and provide health care in a setting
where patients are at the center of their care team. All employees
of Bridgeport Hospital are part of the patients care team and
contribute to the team approach of promoting access, continuous,
comprehensive care and work to provide quality improvement in the
care provided to their patients.
The Respiratory Care Practitioner Level I (RCP I) is a healthcare
professional who is a graduate of an AMA-Approved Program in
Respiratory Care, is licensed by the State of Connecticut as an RCP
and is recognized by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)
as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT). The RCP performs a
variety of clinical activities in the assessment, treatment, and
education of the patient with respiratory problems. Under medical
direction, an RCP is accountable to comply with departmental
policies, guidelines, accepted respiratory care practices, as well
as assumes responsibility and accountability for recommending and
coordinating respiratory care to patients. Essential duties and
responsibilities are described herein and include other duties as
assigned. The successful completion of these duties will be
assessed by the department supervisors, coordinator and/or manager.
While being a part of the Bridgeport Hospital Respiratory Therapy
team it is expected that therapists commit to the practices and
behaviors outlined in Safety Starts with Me (HRO) and the
Respiratory Therapy Department Standards of Performance.
- 1.Clinical Application of Respiratory Care: Functions
efficiently, resourcefully and skillfully in providing patients
optimum age-specific respiratory care.
- 1.1Assesses patient's pulmonary status employing basic and
advanced skills, which include reviewing the medical chart, patient
interview, physical examination, and interpretation of blood gases.
Demonstrates proficiency and consistency with all assessment
- 2.Documentation and Written Communications: Contributes to
effective communications within the department through
documentation of services administered, changes in patient's
clinical status and therapeutic objectives.
- 2.1Accurately, records all care provided via electronic medical
record (EMR). Identifies patient on written documents by using the
medical record number (MRN) and patient labels as required by
department and hospital policy. Maintains patient confidentiality
with documentation practices.
- 3.Consultation, Collaboration, and Communication: Communicates
clearly and appropriately with co-workers. Demonstrates a
cooperative team spirit and leadership, effectively contributing to
excellence of patient care.
- 3.1Patient report information is appropriate and conveys
current patient status. Uses best practice when giving report and
attentively and courteously accepts report in order to facilitate
transition from one shift to the next. Accurately, completely and
concisely conveys all relevant clinical information on patient's
clinical course and status with report.
- 4.Self Development, Professionalism and Leadership: Assumes
responsibility for maintaining clinical expertise through
continuing education, professional growth, and development.
Functions as charge therapist, upon request, in absence of shift
- 4.1Assumes responsibility for professional self-development by
demonstrating ability to function as resource regarding current
trends within the profession and new or advanced
procedures/equipment in department.
Associates of Science degree and certificate of completion of an
AMA-Approved Respiratory Care Program and current license by the
State of Connecticut as a Respiratory Care Practitioner.
Registration by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).
Bachelor of Science Degree preferred.
Minimum one year acute care experience as a Respiratory Care
Current state of Connecticut Respiratory Therapy License RRT
Credential Current BLS at the Healthcare Provider Level Current
ACLS at the Healthcare Provider Level NRP prior to
Excellent oral and written communication. Excellent organizational
and interpersonal skills. Ability to work under stressful
conditions. Basic computer literacy.
Per Diem; As Needed
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly
required to stand; walk; use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel;
reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. They are occasionally
required to sit; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. They must
frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision
abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color
vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust
focus. The employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne
particles. They are occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic
chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The noise level
in the work environment is usually moderate. Incumbents as well as
external and internal applicants who become disabled must be able
to perform the essential job functions with or without the
assistance of reasonable accommodation as determined on a case by
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