FTE Status: Full Time (36hrs/week, 72hrs/pay period)
Department: LifeLine Critical Care Transport
Summary: Provides out-of-hospital critical care of persons who are ill or injured as authorized by a physician.
Responsibilities: Delivers and assesses response to ordered therapy per plan of care. Monitors, records, and communicates patient condition as appropriate.
Evaluates respiratory care policies and procedures based on patient outcomes, current research, and best practices. Evaluates, provides patient care during transport to and from tertiary sites. Responds to codes and calls for emergent assistance.
Assesses patient condition and delivers appropriate treatment utilizing appropriate protocols. May be required to drive ambulance to and from scenes and treatment centers.
Educates the patient and family about the patient's illness and provides information about community resources.
Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and take appropriate action.
Minimum Required Education : Graduate of an accredited Respiratory Therapy program.
Required Licensure/Certification : Registered as a Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)
Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider . BLS through the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer with card in-hand before start date. BLS or CPR card must be good through sixty days of hire. All life support certification cards must be issued by either the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer. (American Red Cross for the Professional Rescuer is only good upon hire and all renewals will need to be through an American Heart Association sanctioned course.)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS),
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS),
Valid driver's license.
Within 6 months : Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP), Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Audit or Transport Professional Advanced Trauma Course (TPATC).
Minimum Experience : 3 years of Respiratory Therapist experience, 2 years of which in ICU and/or Emergency Department experience. Meet Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems requirement of 4000 hours of experience.
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Internal Number: 6684
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