CRT/ RRT

Departments

  • Respiratory

Work Hours

  • PRN

Categories

  • Patient Direct Care

Job Summary

Provide standard and specialized respiratory therapy services to patients according to provider’s orders all within the limits of acquired skills and capabilities.  This includes, but not limited to: Oxygen therapy, intermittent therapies, suction therapy, invasive and non-invasive monitoring techniques and maintenance. This position services all population ages including neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.

Qualifications

Education

  • RRT
    • Registered by the National Board of Respiratory Care  (NBRC), and holds a currently valid NBRC certificate.
    • Must have current license as a Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP).
    • Must have current basic CPR certification.
    • Certified in Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP).
    • Must be BLS, ACLS, PALS, and NRP certified within three (3) months of hire.
  • CRT
    • Certified as a Certified Respiratory Therapy Technician by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).
    • Must have current license issued by the State of Indiana Health Professions Bureau.
    • Must have current basic CPR certification. Certified in Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP).
    • Must be BLS, ACLS, PALS, and NRP certified within three (3) months of hire.

Essential Functions

  • Clinical Judgement:
    • Collects and interprets complex patient data; makes clinical judgments based on an immediate grasp of the whole picture for common or routine patient populations.
    • Recognizes limits and seeks appropriate help.
    • Focuses on key elements of care, while sorting out extraneous details.
  • Advocacy/Moral Agent: 
    • Works on behalf of patient and family.
    • Considers patient values and incorporates in care, even when differing from personal values.
    • Supports colleagues in ethical and clinical issues.
    • Moral decision-making can deviate from rules.
    • Demonstrates give and take with patient’s family, allowing them to speak/represent themselves when possible.
    • Aware of patient and family rights.
  • Caring Practices:
    • Responds to subtle patient and family changes.
    • Engages with the patient as a unique patient in a compassionate manner.
    • Recognizes and tailors caring practices to the individuality of patient and family.
    • Domesticates the patient’s and family’s environment.
    • Recognizes that death may be an acceptable outcome.
  • Collaboration: 
    • Seeks opportunities to be taught, coached, and/or mentored.
    • Elicits other’s advice and perspectives.
    • Participates in patient care conferences and discussions regarding patient care and/or practice issues when needed
    • Recognizes and suggests various multidisciplinary needs.
  • System Thinking:
    • Develops strategies based on needs and strengths of patient/family.
    • Able to make connections within components.
    • Seeks opportunity to negotiate but may not have strategies.
    • Developing a view of the patient/family transition process.
    • Recognizes how to obtain resources beyond self.
  • Response to Diversity: 
    • Inquires about cultural differences and considers their impact on care.
    • Accommodates personal and professional differences in the plan of care.
    • Helps patient/family understand the culture of the healthcare system.
  • Facilitation of Learning: 
    • Adapts planned educational programs.
    • Recognizes and integrate different ways of teaching into delivery of care.
    • Incorporates patient’s understanding into practice.
    • Sees the overlapping of educational plans from different healthcare providers’ perspective.
    • Sees the patient as having input into goals.
    • Sees individualism.
  • Clinical Inquiry:   
    • Questions appropriateness of policies and guidelines.
    • Questions current practice
    • Follows policies and guidelines.
    • Seeks advice, resources, or information to improve patient care.

CRT/ RRT Process

  •  Assess: 
    • Collects and analyzes data related to the patient’s condition.
    • Completes and documents findings
    • Reports abnormal findings to appropriate disciplines timely.
  • Diagnose: 
    • Reviews and implements problem list for plan of care.
  • Plan: 
    • Uses evidence-based practice to develop plan.
  • Implement:
    • Knowledgeable of disease processes and competent in psychomotor skills required to care for this population of patients as evidenced by observation of his/her performance in the clinical setting or simulation.
    • Assumes responsibility/accountability for personal job performance and task delegated by the Team Leader.
    • Knowledgeable in, and follows all department policies and procedures.
    • Provides direct patient care and/or assists with the delivery of care
    • Performs necessary quality checks within the department as delegated by the Team Leader of the department
    • Administers medications safely by following the established policy and procedures, including the five rights of administration, while seeking clarification or guidance when needed.
  • Evaluate:
    • Measures patient responses to nursing and medical interventions against the expected outcome and reports inappropriate or unexpected responses.
  • Documentation: 
    • Documentation is complete and thorough in conjunction with the department’s standard of care.
    • Performs quality documentation that contains descriptive, objective information.
    • Uses correct spelling demonstrating a level of competency and attention to detail while using only hospital accepted abbreviations and symbols.
    • Signs, dates and times all orders and performs chart checks within a timely manner, complying with hospital policies.
  • Communication: 
    • Communicates essential information to other healthcare providers as the patient moves through the continuum of care.
    • Informs other nursing staff, physicians, other healthcare team members and family of significant changes in patient’s condition.
    • Interacts and communicates with others in a way that promotes a positive and cooperative work environment.
  • Team Building
    • Fosters a sense of teamwork and collaboration within the department and hospital.
    • Actively participates in department meetings providing positive suggestions and input.
    • Demonstrates respect for the values and dignity of all team members, promoting trust and enhancing communication.
    • Exhibits a willingness to adjust personal schedule in case of workload fluctuations or other departmental needs.

Other Position Specific Criteria

  • Completes all mandatory in-services.
  • Completes annual health check.
  • Provides updated licensure to Human Resources (as required by law).
  • Maintains appropriate competency.
  • Maintains current CPR certificate.
  • Perform all duties in a manner that promotes customer satisfaction at all times.
  • Maintain performance at a level that promotes quality healthcare at all times.
  • Become aware of opportunities for improvement in their position and share these ideas through the appropriate internal mechanism.
  • Attends on-going training and educational opportunities afforded them by Fayette Regional Health Systems.
  • Develops an awareness of opportunities afforded them by Fayette Regional Health Systems.
  • Performs their duties in a manner, which ensures efficiency and appropriate time management.

Status

  • Days vary
  • Shifts vary