Respiratory Therapist Reg/PRN

Nashville, Davidson County
May 14, 2014


Perform routine respiratory care procedures in a critical care environment; perform respiratory care assessments and diagnostic testing procedures associated with respiratory care.

Key Functions and Expected Performances:
  1. Initiate and maintain mechanical ventilation.
    1. Be competent in the initiation and maintaining patients on all types of ventilators owned by the Respiratory Care Dept.
  2. Provide education for students in affiliated clinical training programs as well as patients and families.
    1. Regularly participates in department staff meetings.
      1. Initiate and manage Therapist Driven Protocols for specific work areas. Under the supervision of a physician, exercise considerable independent clinical judgment in the respiratory care of patients
        1. Regularly utilizes the ventilator management bundle.
      2. Comes to work, follows work schedule and is prepared to provide patient care.
        1. Understand all required Information management programs and applications.
          1. Accurate use of Mediserve.
          2. Accurate use Admin RX
          3. Accurate use of Drug Pyxis.
          4. Regularly checks email for departmental communications.
        2. Regular attendance of continuing education programs and meets the departmental and state requirements of 10 hours per year.
          1. Maintains Advanced Life Support training and/or certification.

            Basic Qualifications

            Job requires Graduate of an accredited discipline specific program and 0 years of experience or the equivalent.

            Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):

            Registerd Repiratory Therapist, National Board Respiratory Care

            Job Respiratory/Anesthesia

            Primary Location TN-Nashville-Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

            Organization Peds Respiratory Care 209559PI77407616