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Critical Care Transport RRT

Company: Driscoll Health
Location: Mcallen
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Where compassion meets innovation and technology and our employees are family.Thank you for your interest in joining our team! Please review the job information below.General Purpose of Job:Briefly describe the job's primary purpose or contribution to the department or organization.The Transport RT will assist primary caregiver with stabilization and management of the patient's airway, pulmonary care, ventilator management, and other care according to license and will ensure that each patient receives treatment that is in accordance with all Transport policies and procedures. The Transport RT will be able to function as part of a team to ensure safety of patients and staff. The Transport RT is accountable to the Transport Medical Director, the Transport Director and the Transport Clinical Coordinator.Age-Specific Competence:(clinical job-classes) Delete if not applicableMust demonstrate the knowledge and skill necessary to provide appropriate care to the age of patients served on unit. Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to their needs. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide for the primary population of patients served in the department.

  • Exercising appropriate age-specific communication skills when interacting with customers, patients, and families.
  • Exercising appropriate age-specific safety practices when interacting with customers, patients, and families.
  • Considers developmental age in approach to and preparation of child.
  • Positions and handles the patient based on an understanding of developmental age.
  • Implements safety measures that are appropriate to developmental age.
  • Uses age appropriate equipment and supplies.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; employees will perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and/or hospital administration as required.The above statements should be included on all job descriptions.List the job's essential or most important functions and responsibilities. Include all important aspects of the job - whether performed daily, weekly, monthly, or annually; and any that occur at irregular intervals. Standard functions listed below should be included on all job descriptions.
    • Maintains utmost level of confidentiality at all times.
    • Adheres to hospital policies and procedures.
    • Operates within the framework of the Driscoll Children's Hospital mission, vision and values.
    • Demonstrates business practices and personal actions that are ethical and adhere to corporate compliance and integrity guidelines.
    • Demonstrates strong critical thinking skills and is able to adapt to any given situation.
    • Responsible for daily checks ensuring that equipment is properly maintained according to department policy.
    • Responsible for providing patient care according to department protocol, policies and procedures.
    • Responsible for communication and documentation necessary for proper patient care.
    • Responsible for assessing patients pulmonary conditions and can communicate findings to MCP, RN or Paramedic.
    • Responsible for management of patient's airway, pulmonary care and ventilator management.
    • Responsible for maintaining required number of continuing education hours.
    • Is a highly motivated, well-organized individual and has demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Handles multiple tasks and is self-directed.
    • Speaks clearly and concisely over radio and telephone.
    • Maintains professional composure, thinks clearly, quickly assesses and evaluates situations, organizes thoughts, and responds quickly in emergency and stressful situations and effectively coordinates transport duties.
    • Communicates with Transport Coordinator any problems or questions pertaining to duties and policies.
    • Completes special assignments and projects assigned by the Transport Director or Coordinator.
    • Participates in teaching and quality improvement reviews.
    • Attends regular safety and staff meetings.Supervisory Responsibilities:This section must be included on all director, manager, and supervisor job descriptions.Delete supervisory category if not applicable. Standard functions listed below should be included on all supervisory job descriptions. Add department specific essential supervisory functions.
      • Serves as a Preceptor/Mentor for new employees.Behavioral ExpectationsShould apply and be listed on all job descriptions.
        • Customer Service - Enthusiastically interacts with all customers. Assumes personal responsibility for meeting customer needs. Consistently demonstrates a commitment to customer satisfaction.
        • Interpersonal Skills- Is sensitive to the needs, ideas, and feelings of others. Develops and maintains rapport with others. Listens well. Facilitates a group process.
        • Adaptability/flexibility - Demonstrates the ability to change behaviors and plans to meet rapidly changing/ competing job demands (new or unusual situations). Receives change as a challenge. Revises plans to meet changing circumstances.
        • Communication - Clearly and effectively communicates ideas and requests to others. Persuades or influences others through spoken or written communication.
        • Initiative - Starts and completes tasks with minimum of prompting. Willing to make recommendations and assume additional responsibilities.
        • Team Player - Fully participates in maintaining a positive team environment that is conducive to customer satisfaction. Builds trust among co-workers, focusing on accomplishing hospital and departmental mission and goals.
        • Organized and efficient - Organizes work and uses time efficiently. Takes the initiative to find additional work during slow or downtimes. Recommends innovative ways of doing work more efficiently and effectively.
        • Core Values -Practices DCH core values.Education and/or Experience:Select the one level of education and/or experience needed to successfully accomplish the essential duties of this job. Delete those that do not apply.
          • Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school or Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university for Respiratory Therapy.
          • Current RT license in the State of Texas.
          • Has a minimum of two years experience in the NICU, PICU or Pediatric ED and/or previous pediatric/neonatal transport experience.English Language Skills.Select the one level of language (ability to read, write, and speak) needed to successfully accomplish the essential duties of this job. Delete those that do not apply.
            • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of direction.Mathematical Skills.Select the one level of mathematical skills and abilities needed to successfully accomplish the essential duties of his job. Delete those that do not apply.
              • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
              • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.Reasoning Ability.Select the one level of reasoning skills and abilities needed to successfully accomplish the essential duties of this job. Delete those that do not apply.
                • Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.,) in its most difficult phases. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.Certificates, Licenses, Registrations. Delete category if not applicable.Licensed in State of Texas as an RRT or obtain Registry within 1 year of hire date.Maintains AHA cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification and is current upon hire.Maintain Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification (obtained within 6 months of hire).Maintain Neonatal Resuscitation Provider certification (obtained within 6 months of hire).Maintain Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification (obtained within 12 months of hire).Provides proof of personal automobile liability insurance upon hire.Provides proof of current Texas state driver's license.Obtains & Maintains National Certification in specialty within 1 year post completion of orientation.Obtains & Maintains EMT-Basic certification (course provided by DCH) within 2 years of hire date.

Keywords: Driscoll Health, McAllen , Critical Care Transport RRT, Healthcare , Mcallen, Texas

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