Job Summary :
The Therapist II - Respiratory has expert knowledge of Pediatric and / or Neonatal pulmonary anatomy and physiology; expert knowledge and clinical acumen in the use of all medical devices and techniques used in Respiratory Care for the Pediatric and / or Neonatal patient population.
The incumbent demonstrates advanced Critical Care level professional skills relevant to patient assessment, disease identification and evaluation, and administration of clinical therapeutic, interventional, and diagnostic Respiratory Care.
He / She demonstrates the knowledge and skills to participate in education of the patient, family and public. The Therapist II -
Respiratory, is responsible for ensuring that all duties are carried out to the highest possible standard and participates in the supervision and teaching of junior and new members of staff within the department.
Key Roles & Responsibilities :
Assumes responsibility for all Respiratory Care modalities including diagnostic, therapeutic, special procedures, and interventional modalities
Participates in a leading Respiratory Care Practitioner role in the clinical environment, providing expertise to less experienced practitioners
Provides unit based specialty leadership and direction in the performance of advanced clinical procedures and interventions
Acts in the role of Preceptor for oncoming staff in areas of expertise
Participates in peer evaluations for new staff
Ensures effective communication during handover, and end of Shift Report to ensure that the patient’s needs for continuity of care and level of care are met
Collaborates with all medical, nursing and ancillary stakeholders to ensure a safe, clean and secure environment for patients, staff and visitors
Maintains accurate and current patient medical records within the approved documentation system
Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness, cost, and impact on practice in planning patient care
Provides input and evidence-based standards in formulating patient care policy and procedures for Respiratory Therapy patients
Establishes and maintains working relationships and solicits input from physicians and other healthcare personnel to ensure optimal patient care
Participates in Quality Assurance, Utilization Review and Performance improvement activities as required
Provides emergency care as a member of Resuscitation, Rapid Response, and Transport Team as required
Maintains Respiratory Therapy clinical skills, collaborates with clinical educators in planning, implementation and evaluation of staff and patient education
Integrates research findings into practice planning and, where appropriate, participates in the generation off of new knowledge
Fosters good public relations for the project
Participates in Sidra commissioning activities as required
Integrates ethical considerations and processes in all areas of planning and patient care
Demonstrates trans-cultural principles in Respiratory Care practice
Participates in the promotion and maintenance of effective communication and teamwork. Treats colleagues, patients, and visitors with dignity and respect at all times
Actively welcomes and provides support for new staff / students to the unit. Contributes to the retention of all staff to meet the departmental specific turnover rate goal.
Participates in retention activities
Maintains a professional demeanor at all times. Acts as a role model for junior staff
Upholds the organizational values at all times
Follows all Hospital related policies and procedures
Performs other related duties as assigned
Maintains confidentiality of women and children at all times
Adheres to Sidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies
In view of the evolving needs and opportunities within Sidra during this early operational phase, this position may be required to perform other duties as assigned and reporting relationships may vary.
Essential Requirements :
Bachelor's Degree in Respiratory Therapy or Health Sciences (preferred) or 3 years Diploma in Respiratory Therapy or 2 years Associates degree in Respiratory Therapy
3+ years of recent Clinical experience in Critical Care
Current and valid Registration and Professional License from Country of Origin; BLS, ACLS, NRP and PALS or equivalent
Fluency in written and spoken English
Evidence of effective communication skills.
Effective team member
Motivated and enthusiastic
Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite