Respiratory Therapist II/CHS Mobile Med Neo/Peds
Job ID: 451901
Charlotte, NC, United States
Date Posted: Dec 31, 2020
Member of critical care transport team and responsible for care of ill and injured patients transported by Med Center Air. Provides patient care which includes respiratory system assessment, stabilization and intervention while promoting safety and efficiency
- Collects data pertinent to the healthcare consumer’s health or situation.
- Uses clinical reasoning, coupled with clinical skills to conduct accurate clinical assessments and perform patient care intervention to ensure optimum patient care, safety and recovery.
- Delegates elements of care to appropriate healthcare workers.
- Utilizes appropriate resources to plan and provide services that are safe, effective, and financially responsible.
- Maintains operational knowledge for multiple modes of transportation including ambulances, helicopters and airplanes.
- Independently initiates advanced practice procedures to provide improved patient outcomes such as: drug assisted intubation, video laryngoscopy, needle chest decompression, chest tube insertion, central line placement (UA/UV, EJ), intraosseous placement, transvenous/transcutaneous pacing, needle cricothyroidotomy, surgical cricothyroidotomy, and initiation/titration of pharmacological agents.
- Initiates intubation procedures and sets up ventilation equipment. Operates, assesses, and manages patient airway support, ventilator settings and equipment.
- Transports and monitors patients requiring ECMO, Medical Circulatory Devices, Intra-aortic Balloon Counter Pulsation, Internal/External Pacing, Ventriculostomy, and Point of Care.
Work requires walking, standing, sitting, lifting, reaching, stooping, bending, pulling and pushing. Must weigh less than 240 pounds and maintain weight while employed with MCA to remain on flying status. Must have intact sense of sight, hearing, smell, and touch. Finger dexterity, good motor, and eye-hand coordination. Good personal hygiene and appropriate conduct. Ability to speak English clearly. Conditions of transport may vary and include exposure to extreme hot, cold and wet weather. May be confined and poorly lit area. Exposure to patients with infectious diseases and biohazardous materials possible. Good physical stamina necessary. Must maintain fitness standards.
Education, Experience and Certifications
Graduate from an accredited school of respiratory care required. Current RT license or temporary license as a registered petitioner in the working and residential state. RRT required, BSRT preferred. BLS required. Meets qualifications of appropriate clinical advancement requirements required. 3 years clinical respiratory care experience in the ED and/or ICU required. Demonstrate proficiency in advanced procedures and skills bi-annually required. Paramedic Certification required within 2 yrs of hire and maintained*. Trauma Certification, ACLS, PALS, NRP and S.T.A.B.L.E. required upon completion of orientation and maintained. Advanced certification to include ACCS or equivalent as approved required to maintain position according to standards of CAMTS. Aviation training required or flight status and must meet requirements of “flight crew member” per FAA Part 135 regulations to include Night Vision Googles to ensure safe landings. Valid driver’s license and qualify as insurable by system insurance for driving vehicles. Operational smartphone for use as communication device related to MCA operations. Annual compliance in education related to specialty area and/or primary base location outside of typical practice: Simulation lab, Mechanical Ventilator Management/Lab, Certified Emergency Vehicle Operations, Air Medical Resource Management, Night Vision Goggle, Survival Practical, Sleep Deprivation/Just Culture/Stress Management, Transport Vehicle Safety Training – ambulance/helicopter/airplane.