Arkansas children's Registered Respiratory Therapist II (FT Days, rotating set schedule) in Springdale, Arkansas
Job Summary: The Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) II demonstrates a competent level of respiratory care practice as an advanced-knowledge Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner (LRCP). The competent level of Respiratory Care (RC) is characterized by increased knowledge, skill, and experience to analyze, think critically, plan, prioritize, organize care, make appropriate clinical judgments, and efficiently manage routine and unexpected clinical situations. With ongoing experience and proficiency, the RRT II serves as a resource for other staff, assists with problem-solving, participates in evidence-based practice and begins developing clinical leadership skills within the RC Services team while caring for patients of all ages with respiratory-related needs.
Required Work Experience:
Recommended Work Experience:
- Patient Care Process and Clinical Responsibilities
• Consistently provides safe and effective patient care that addresses the age-specific variations related to clinical, educational, psycho social and cultural needs per ACNW policy and procedure.
• Demonstrates critical thinking through individualizing and prioritizing care (Assessment, Problem Identification and Desired Outcomes, Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation) and communicates with appropriate Team ACNW Members to ensure this care.
• Recognizes the need to communicate with other Team ACNW Members to plan patient care needs and performs communication and collaboration effectively, and is instrumental in implementing change.
• Provides ordered patient plan of care and assesses appropriateness of the plan of care.
• Recognizes emergency situations and intervenes appropriately. Participates as part of Code Team as assigned.
• Demonstrates a positive commitment to customer needs, expectations, satisfaction, and diversity, and supports the ACNW philosophy of Family-Centered Care.
- Professional Development
• Maintains professional records that provide evidence of competency and continuing education.
• Recognizes current level of knowledge and is self-directed in seeking resources/learning activities in relation to professional practice standards and enhancing competency.
• Contributes to environment conducive to education of patients & families and education of healthcare professionals and students.
• Completes appropriate educational activities to maintain and increase competency, including all required hospital and departmental inservices and training.
• Recognizes educational opportunities and communicates suggestions to appropriate ACNW Team Members for improvement of self and others.
- Hospital Citizenship
• Practices and promotes all ACNW Service Standards and behavioral standards.
- Appropriately intervenes and reports when problems or possible problems are identified.
• Collaborates with other departments to facilitate patient care across the continuum.
• Promotes a positive image of ACNW in the community.
- Performance Improvement and Research
• Provides feedback and reports and changes to improve patient care and/or the work environment.
• Participates in activities to improve quality of care.
• Identifies and utilizes available standards, literature and research findings to guide evidencebased practice decisions and provide leadership in patient care management.
• Actively participates in performance improvement and research activities appropriate to assigned responsibilities.
• Demonstrates leadership in patient care delivery, practice setting, and the profession.
• Demonstrates effective communication skills and ensures task completion while utilizing available communication tools. • Practices cost effective use of resources including patient and department supplies.
• Takes ownership of assignments, and appropriately reports changes to shift supervisor
• Performs other related duties as assigned.
ACH team members are evaluated on these behavioral standards and attendance as part of the annual performance evaluation.
ACH Behavioral Standards and Attendance
• Recognize others in need of assistance and offer help, even before requested.
• Maintain a neat, clean and professional appearance.
- Be Friendly
• Maintain a family-friendly attitude; smile, make eye contact and acknowledge others.
• Communicate in a way that is caring, clear, concise and constructive.
• Respect the confidentiality and privacy of others.
• Maintain a clean, safe, secure and comfortable environment.
• Do your job to the best of your ability; make things better.
• Treat our patients, families and each other with care, love and hope.
• Work together so that the needs of others are met.
- Reports to work as scheduled.
Required: Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college program or technical school or nursing diploma.
Field of Study: Graduate and successful completion of an AMA-approved respiratory care therapist program
Preferred: Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university.
Preferred: 1 year pediatric respiratory care experience
Certification / License / Registry Requirements
Required: Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner (LRCP): (AR) Candidate must possess at time of hire
Required: Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Candidate must possess at time of hire
Preferred: Neonatal/Pediatric Specialty (NPS): (NBRC) (Certification)
Preferred: Certified Asthma Educator (AE-C) (Educational Certificate)
Preferred: Certified Pulmonary Function Technogist (CPFT)
Preferred: Registered Pulmonary Function Technogist (RPFT)
Preferred: Sleep Disorders Specialty (SDS) (Certification)
Preferred: Adult Critical Care Specialty (ACCS) (Certification)
This position does not require any specific skills.
IV. Physical Requirements
Reach with hands and arms Frequently
Stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, twist, or bend Occasionally
Talk or hear Regularly
Taste or smell Occasionally
Use hands to touch, handle, or feel Frequently
Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight Up to 35 pounds Occasionally
Physical Environment Blood or bodily fluid Occasionally
Infectious disease Occasionally
Inside Office Environment / conditions Occasionally
Noise Level Noise Level Moderate
Safety Sensitivity This position has been designated as safety sensitive. Require
Arkansas Children’s is the only health system in the state solely dedicated to caring for children, which allows our organization to uniquely shape the landscape of pediatric care in Arkansas. Our system includes two hospitals, a pediatric research institute, a foundation, and several clinics across the state. For more than a century, Arkansas Children’s has continuously evolved to meet the unique needs of the children of Arkansas and beyond.
Our team members are focused on fulfilling a promise to define and deliver unprecedented child health. We are also united by a mission: We champion children to make them better today and healthier tomorrow.
Arkansas Children’s Hospital is among the elite 6 percent of hospitals globally that have Magnet Status (https://www.archildrens.org/about-us/magnet-recognition) . Our health system includes a 336-bed hospital in Little Rock with the state’s only pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center, burn center, Level 4 neonatal intensive care and pediatric intensive care, a research institute, and nationally recognized transport service. We are nationally ranked by U.S. News World Report in four specialties: (2021—2022): Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Nephrology, Pulmonology and Urology.
A sister campus, Arkansas Children’s Northwest, opened in February 2018, bringing 233,613 square feet of inpatient beds, emergency care, clinic rooms and diagnostic services to children in that corner of the state.
Generous philanthropic and volunteer engagement has sustained Arkansas Children's since it began as an orphanage in 1912, and today ensures the system can deliver on its promise of unprecedented child health.
Arkansas Children's provides equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to age, race, color, religion, national origin or citizenship status, disability, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or any other category protected by federal, state and local laws. Further, Arkansas Children's will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.
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