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Respiratory Therapist/ ECMO - Peds Oak Lawn .9 7p

Company: Advocate Aurora Health
Location: Oak Lawn
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

This position offers a $10,000 sign on bonus for eligible applicants! Advocate Children's Hospital (ACH) -Oak Lawn is seeking talented, motivated respiratory therapists with a passion for the smallest of patients. New team members receive a robust orientation and build the skillset to work in the Neonatal ICU, Pediatric ICU, Pediatric Cardiac ICU, Pediatric General Floors, and Pediatric Emergency Department. The pediatric respiratory care department works solely with the neonatal/pediatric population and offers competitive professional and educational growth opportunities. Selected candidate is responsible for providing and coordinating comprehensive respiratory care. The respiratory therapist administers respiratory care procedures and modalities in accordance with established standards, policies, and procedures. Using evidence-based practices, clinical decision making, and skilled communication, the therapist compassionately leads efforts to creates the safest patient environment and the best patient experience across the continuum Credentials Required:

  • Registered Respiratory Therapy (RRT) credential issued by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC), or obtain within 9 months of hire
  • Must be licensed in the state of Illinois
  • Must have Basic Life Support certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA)
  • Neonatal/Pediatric Specialist (NPS) credential issued by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) preferred or willing to obtain within 2 years of hire Education Required:
    • Associate degree in Respiratory Therapy Experience Required:
      • ECMO experience required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required:
        • Effective organizational, interpersonal and problem-solving skills
        • Problem solving and decision making for patient care and equipment use
        • Proficient computer skills, use of electronic mail and electronic medical record systems
        • Excellent communication (written and verbal), listening and interpersonal skills
        • Demonstrates human relation skills with the ability to develop rapport and maintain positive, professional relationships with a variety of patients, team members, and physicians. Ability to take initiative and work collaboratively with others.
        • Demonstrates time management skills with an ability to multi-task and prioritize in an environment with frequent interruptions Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
          • Operates all equipment necessary to perform the job
          • Must be able to lift 50 lb object from knee to waist
          • Must be able to lift 50 lb from floor to waist height occasionally
          • Must be able to lift 40 lb at waist height and carry it across various distances
          • Must be able to lift 20 lb from waist to overhead
          • Must be able to push/pull while utilizing 30# of force occasionally for long distances
          • Must demonstrate stand-pivot transfer from bed to chair
          • Must perform sliding transfer of 150 lbs person on a sheet across 2 feet with a second person
          • Must utilize safe body mechanics at all times Advocate Aurora Health is one of the 10th largest not-for-profit, integrated health systems in the U.S. with nearly 3 million patients served at more than 500 sites of care in Illinois and Wisconsin, including 28 hospitals. We're redefining the standard for care with world-class doctors and caregivers, innovative solutions, outstanding outcomes, and leading-edge research and clinical trials. Combined, Advocate and Aurora are recognized for clinical excellence in a variety of specialties. Advocate Aurora Health is one of the 10th largest not-for-profit, integrated health systems in the U.S. with nearly 3 million patients served at more than 500 sites of care in Illinois and Wisconsin, including 28 hospitals. We're redefining the standard for care with world-class doctors and caregivers, innovative solutions, outstanding outcomes, and leading-edge research and clinical trials. Combined, Advocate and Aurora are recognized for clinical excellence in a variety of specialties.

Keywords: Advocate Aurora Health, Oak Lawn , Respiratory Therapist/ ECMO - Peds Oak Lawn .9 7p, Healthcare , Oak Lawn, Illinois

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