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Job Description


 Minimum Education
Associate's Degree

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Completion of a minimum two years of college training in an AMA approved Respiratory Care Program; Bachelors of Science in a health-related field preferred.

Minimum Work Experience
5 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
A minimum of 2 years in pediatric and/or neonatal critical care environment. Training in ECMO or Air and Ground Transport preferred.

Required Skills/Knowledge

Must be able to demonstrate competency of all aspects of acute care delivery, ER, and two intensive care units prior to completion of initial 90 days. Administers all general Respiratory Therapy procedures, including humidity and aerosol therapy, lung inflation maneuvers, pulmonary secretion clearance, CPAP, BIPAP, and High-Flow Therapy. Must demonstrate advanced mechanical ventilator management skills including use of Nitric Oxide, Heliox, and set-up and management of HFOV. Performs CPR as indicated. Performs invasive and noninvasive monitoring and diagnostic procedures ascribed to specific care areas. Works independently within the ER, Acute Care, and PICU, NICU and/or CICU;a minimum of 10 shifts a year in each area. . Must display sustained proficiency in all acute care areas, ER, and two of three intensive care units as exhibited through department rotation schedule. Must actively serve as a preceptor to new hires and students. Adheres to policies and procedures established by Respiratory Care Services and Children’s National Health System.
Ability to organize, establish priorities, and to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Must be able to perform under stressful situations using superior clinical judgment. Must demonstrate compassion and patient centered orientation when dealing with patients, families, and co-workers. Must have ability to perform mathematical calculations. Must maintain clinical skills and required continuing education credits for department and licensure including: BLS, PALS, NRP, FIT Testing, annual skills review, in-services, etc. Must have physical ability to perform all treatment modalities. Must have physical ability to move and lift up to 50lbs; frequently endure long periods of standing and walking. Must have basic computer skills.
Credentials and proficiency will be assessed during annual review to maintain status at the RCP-III Level.

Required Licenses and Certifications

Functional Accountabilities

Patient Care
  1. Employee will perform all patient care procedures according to department policy and acceptable practice.
  1. Employee will ensure all required written documentation and all data entry is thorough and complete.
  1. Employee will attend annually attend a minimum of 4 department staff meetings in-person
  2. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes

About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.