Location Children’s of Alabama
Birmingham, AL Schedule Full-time Shift Day shift Hours 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM Contact Information Contact: Jill Graham
Job Details Job Summary
A registered respiratory therapist (RRT) may be required to deliver respiratory care services to patients in all areas of the hospital (e.g., intensive care units, medical and surgical floors, emergency departments, post-anesthesia care units, infant nurseries, and the home care environment). The therapist must be able to adapt to the particular area of duty assigned and must be able to perform special duties required by the assignment. Specific therapists are also trained to provide respiratory therapy services outside of the hospital setting during critical care patient transports. The RRT may be required to supervise and be responsible for the work of other respiratory care practitioners. The therapist may also be assigned orientation and in-service education responsibilities as well as be asked to function in the role of mentor for students of respiratory therapy participating in clinical rotations at Children€™s of Alabama. The RRT works under the technical supervision and clinical guidance of the Respiratory Care Clinical Coordinators. Direct administrative supervision is provided by the area Respiratory Care Manager and the Respiratory Care Department Head. The RRT carries out assigned duties and responsibilities according to policies, procedures, and guidelines approved by the Medical Directors of the department. Standards of performance for the area to which the individual is assigned must be maintained.
The practitioner must be a graduate of an American Medical Association approved 2 or 4 year program of respiratory therapy.
The practitioner must have a minimum of one year experience in the field of respiratory therapy. A minimum of six months of intensive care unit experience is preferred.
Licensures, Certifications, and/or Registries
The practitioner must be licensed by the Alabama State Board of Respiratory Care. The individual must be registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care or must be eligible for registry and sit for and pass the registry examination within a specified amount of time.
About this company
We consider Children's of Alabama the best place to practice, to learn and to provide all levels of pediatric care. We are respected as a leader throughout the nation. In fact, Children's is the only facility in the state of Alabama dedicated solely to pediatrics and receives referrals not only from this state, but the entire Southeast. Every Children's of Alabama employee is integral in ensuring comprehensive care that focuses on the needs of our patients and their family. The mission of Children's of Alabama is to provide the finest pediatric health services to all children in an environment that fosters excellence in research and medical education. Children's of Alabama will be an advocate for all children and work to educate the public about issues affecting children's health and well-being. The vision of Children's of Alabama is a better childhood for all children. We envision a childhood where all children have access to healthcare, live in safe neighborhoods, grow up in economically-stable families and attend functional schools within communities that value each child as a unique human being. Children's of Alabama values Compassion, Commitment, Innovation, Trust and Teamwork.