As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
A registered/credentialed Respiratory Therapist, whose responsibility is to assist in the safe and efficient transportation of ill infants and children from referring hospitals or to hospitals upon accepted transport request. A Transport team RRT functions during transport as an assistant to the Transport Registered Nurse. All direct care is provided under RT licensure and Medical Direction. This care will include all routine and emergency respiratory care during the transport. The Respiratory Therapists provide clinical direction for Respiratory Care trainees, Registered Nurses and Emergency Medical Technicians. The therapists provide consultation and education to other healthcare professionals as well. The therapist is in routine contact with patients during the provision of hands-on care and in frequent contact with patients’ families. The respiratory therapist will have contact with other hospital staff, such as nurses and physicians.
Assists in inter/intra-facility pediatric transports via ambulance, helicopter or fixed wing aircraft.
Provides basic and advanced airway management, and respiratory care as necessary including providing all functions of mechanical ventilation to include high frequency, critical care and home care equipment.
Provide advanced medical gas delivery with appropriate equipment. To include, but not be limited to:Nitric Oxide, Helium oxygen; carbon dioxide; nitrogen and diagnostic gases (5% carbon dioxide).
In collaboration with the transport RN, assesses, performs and evaluates all therapeutic, diagnostic and monitoring services for age appropriate care as follows, but not limited to:
May perform solo transport of a patient with peripheral or central venous access
Performs peripheral IV insertion per nursing policy and procedure: including site assessment, monitoring of infusions, pump set up and verification of pump settings. Able to monitor and infuse fluids via a central venous access devise.
Performs non respiratory medication and fluid verification process with transport RN; this includes narcoticadministration verification while on transport
Provide aerosolized medication therapy, provide airway clearance therapies , airway management such as trach changes, tube taping, suctioning, medical gas therapy., ventilator setup and management., perform non-invasive monitoring, i.e., pulse oximetry, transcutaneous O2/CO2 and end-tidal CO2 monitoring, assist with in-house and inter-facility transports.
Performs gastric(NG/OG) tube insertion, monitoring and application of suction
Assists with spinal immobilization with board and collar application as appropriate
Applies splinting devices as appropriate
Provide emergency respiratory care, i.e., airway management and cardiopulmonary resuscitation, perform arterial blood gas sampling, point of care testing and electrocardiograms, and participate in airway management during bronchoscopies.
Performs other patient care procedures as directed by transport RN during resuscitation which are part of the Critical Care Transport RN/RT competency skills checklist.
Performs call intake from referring facilities and collaborates with the MCO and the transport staff for optimal patient care.
Documents patient care and response to patient care on the appropriate forms and in the electronic chart.
Assists the RN with patient handoff to the accepting staff
Additional miscellaneous duties and responsibilities, as may be assigned from time to time by employee’s supervisor.
Provide recommendations and education to physicians and nurses regarding respiratory care.
DE State License, NBRC-RRT, and BLS-HCP required for hire
MD, NJ, PA License, ACLS, PALS, NRP, STABLE required after hire
COAARC Approved Respiratory Care Program
At least 3 years of previous critical care experience required
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.
Nemours is committed to improving the health of children. As a non-profit children’s health organization, we consider the health of every child to be a sacred trust. Through family-centered care in our children’s hospitals and clinics in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida, as well as world-changing research, education and advocacy, Nemours fulfills the promise of a healthier tomorrow for all children — even those who may never enter our doors. Nemours began more than 70 years ago with the vision of Alfred I. duPont to improve the lives of children and to do whatever it takes to prevent and treat even the most disabling childhood conditions. Today, through our children’s hospitals and health system, we directly care for 250,000 children annually in Delaware Valley and Florida, including families who travel from across the country and world to see our specialists — treating every child as we would our own. We also reach beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinics to be a voice for children on a national and international level, and to lead the way in prevention, intervention, education, and research. Nemours is growing to better serve the children and families in our ca...re. We have 1.1 million square feet of space currently devoted to providing children’s healthcare or under construction, all designed with significant input and advice from our patients and families.