Respiratory Therapist- Pediatric Transport Team .9 7p

Advocate Aurora Health

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“This position is eligible for a $10,000.00 sign on bonus, payable after hire.” 


Position Requirements:
At least 3 years of respiratory experience (or 4000 hours as equivalent) with a focus on Critical care (peds and/or neonatal preferred)
RRT required
NPS required within 6 months of hire
Interfacility transport experience preferred.
Earn 15 continuing
education credits annually related to transport medicine or neonatal/pediatric critical or emergency care. Demonstrate strong written and verbal communication
Strong computer skills and typing skills.
Ability to utilize mobile devices such as tablets and smart phones while in the mobile environment as approved by program.
Ability to document and read while in the mobile environment.
Strong ability to function independently.
Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Good crisis management skills with ability to negotiate, defuse stressful situations, and safely improvise as needed.
Possession of personality traits that ensure a high level of performance in the variable and sometimes unpredictable transport environment.
Demonstrate leadership, flexibility, independence, initiative, intelligence, inquisitiveness, and ability to solve problems and exercise good clinical judgment.
Excellent oral and written communication and customer services skills.
Excellent time management and organizational skills
Dependability in regard to attendance of work, team meetings, and committee meetings.
Familiarity with patient care equipment
Current Illinois RCP license
Current BLS
Current PALS certification, or obtained and maintained within 6 months of hire/transfer
Wiliness to obtain RT licenses in other states as directed by Transport Leadership.
C~NPT (Certified Neonatal Pediatric Transport)certification preferred must complete within 2 year of hire/transfer Must passes the FIT test with ability to wear an N~95 mask
Must passes the pre~employment physical and ongoing physical exams as required by program.
Ability to transport in all modes of transport (ground, rotor and fixed wing)
Ability to wear securement devices in all modes of transport.
Ability to work weekends, holidays, and different shifts in order to accommodate staffing/dept needs
Take call as directed by the leadership team
Indoor and outdoor environment with possible exposure to infectious, biological, and chemical agents. Occasionally requires working in proximity to sources of radiation. Work area includes riding in enclosed spaces such as ambulances, helicopter, and planes/jets. Work environment commonly provides exposure to high noise levels, vibrations, and rough movements.
Ability to respond quickly to patient needs and work at fast pace to meet needs of patient.
Ability to assist in evacuation of patients/family/crew in the event of a fire or other disaster in the vehicle or hospital setting.
Frequently requires sitting/standing, and walking for long periods. Requires bending, crouching, and kneeling. Requires use of hands, keyboarding, fine motor skills, and frequent lifting of 50 pounds, occasional moving of heavier weights and frequent pushing/pulling of 250 pounds.
Must be able to work in small confined spaces and be able to work in a mobile environment, with on the ground/air.
There is a potential for regular exposure to patient with infectious disease requiring observance of appropriate precautions.

The Interfacility Transport RCP has an intuitive grasp of clinical situations and demonstrates comprehensive knowledge and experience. S/he is a recognized resource, leader, and problem solver. S/he seeks out challenging patients and shares expertise with others. The Interfacility Transport RCP is an experienced RCP that provides comprehensive respiratory care to the critically ill/injured patient (neonatal, pediatric, and/or adult with a pediatric chronic disease) in th

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