Jan 05, 2022

Polysom Trainee RRT, Pediatric Sleep Center at Children's Hospital of Richmond, Brook Rd.do

  • VCU Health System
  • Richmond, VA, USA

Job Description

Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU combines award-winning research, education and clinical care with an uncanny understanding of what makes kids tick. Our team is a family. We work together to give every child in our growing community a chance to heal, recover and celebrate their super powers.

The Polysom Trainee RRT provides safe, reliable, diagnostic sleep testing and effective respiratory care as an advanced practitioner for neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric populations, in accordance to discipline training level, Clinical Practice Guidelines, hospital standards, guidelines and protocols, as well as to serve as a respiratory care and sleep medicine technical resource and educator for patients, caregivers, hospital staff and students.

If applicable, The Polysom Trainee RRT is RPSGT credentialed, and licensed in the state of Virginia as a polysomnographic technologist or respiratory therapist, can function as a shift team leader in the absence of the supervisor.

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire:
Licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia as a Respiratory Therapist
Current registry from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
Current AHA BLS Certification

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment:
Current license as a Respiratory Therapist by the Commonwealth of Virginia
Current registry from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
Current RPSGT (to be obtained within 18 months of hire)
Current CPR certification as required by practice setting

Experience REQUIRED:
Two (2) years of clinical experience functioning as a respiratory therapist.

Experience PREFERRED:
Three (3) years of experience functioning as a diagnostic respiratory therapist.
Two (2) years of experience in pediatrics
Experience that has satisfied the eligibility requirements for the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT)
Academic healthcare experience

Education/training REQUIRED:
Education, training and/or experience that has satisfied the eligibility requirements for the National Board for Respiratory Care (or its predecessor organizations)

Education/training PREFERRED:
Bachelor’s Degree in Respiratory Therapy from an accredited program
Current related credentials from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) or National Asthma Educator Certification Board (NAECB)
Current ACLS and/or PALS
Training and competency in RRT functions for neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric populations.

Independent action(s) required:
Practices within the boundaries of the regulations governing the practice of sleep medicine and respiratory care in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and VCUHealth policies and procedures and established practice guidelines.
All entry-level trainees must identify themselves to patients as a student or trainee in polysomnographic technology in accordance with Virginia state law.
Assists with the completion all independent actions listed for the Licensed & Credentialed - RRT, RPSGT Sleep Respiratory Therapist under the direct oversight and training of a licensed, RPSGT credentialed sleep technologist or Sleep Respiratory Therapist as training and competency permit.
Performs RRT and RPSGT job functions on inpatient floors and critical care environments under the direct oversight and training of a licensed, RPSGT or RRT/RPSGT credentialed sleep technologist as training and competency permit.
Appropriately modify ventilator settings (pressure, rate, iTime, sensitivity, trach cuff volume…etc.) according to established policies, guidelines, protocols and provider orders under the direct oversight and training of a licensed, RPSGT or RRT/RPSGT credentialed sleep technologist as training and competency permit.
Provide appropriate tracheostomy care and maintenance as required under the direct oversight and training of a licensed, RPSGT or RRT/RPSGT credentialed sleep technologist as training and competency permit.
Collect CBG blood gas readings under the direct oversight and training of a licensed, RPSGT or RRT/RPSGT credentialed sleep technologist as training and competency permit.

Supervisory responsibilities (if applicable): N/A

Additional position requirements:
This position requires schedule flexibility and adaptability to accomplish the goals and mission of the health system to meet the needs of the patients we serve.

Age Specific groups served:
As appropriate based on unit assignment (to include neonate, pediatric, adolescence, adult & geriatric)

Physical Requirements (includes use of assistance devices as appropriate):
Physical - Lifting 50-100 lbs.
Activities: Prolonged standing, Prolonged sitting, Frequent bending, Walking (distance), Reaching (overhead, extensive, repetitive), Repetitive motion
Mental/Sensory: Strong recall, Reasoning, Problem solving, Hearing, Write legibly, Reading, Logical thinking
Emotional: Fast pace environment, Steady pace, Able to handle multiple priorities, Frequent and intense customer interactions, Able to adapt to frequent change

Position is located at CHoR Brook Rd.

Schedule is nights

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