HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Registered Respiratory Therapist (NICU RRT) - NICU Respiratory in Chattanooga, Tennessee

_Parkridge East Hospital__–__Chattanooga, TN_ _Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) - NICU_ __ Parkridge East Hospital, a facility of Parkridge Medical Center, is a 128-bed full-service, acute care hospital serving the Chattanooga, Tennessee and northwest Georgia area. Well known as a leader in obstetrics, high-risk births and women’s services, Parkridge East also specializes in orthopedics, emergency care, inpatient & outpatient surgery and diagnostics. Parkridge East has been serving the community for over 30 years, and is your family’s partner in healthcare for every stage of life.

Our facility offers award-winning healthcare for every stage of life, delivered by highly trained professionals. The Birth Place is one of the region's premier women's centers offering the highest quality care and delivery of infants and new mothers. This includes 8 labor delivery rooms, 7 labor/triage rooms, high risk OB with a 22-bed NICU. We offer a full spectrum of services from education classes for pregnant moms to lactation consultation and support after the baby is born. Our neonatal intensive care unit for high- risk newborns provides care for the smallest premature newborn to the ill, full-term baby.

Parkridge Eastis currently looking for aRegistered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)- NICU.

Shift Details: Part Time Evenings Rotating WE

Job Summary: * Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide appropriate care for patient populations served in his/her department. * Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs. * Demonstrate knowledge to assess, plan, evaluate, and document care in coordination with the health care team across the continuum * Assess patients/families ability to learn and incorporate teaching throughout hospitalization and in preparation for discharge * Deliver compassionate, holistic care, while supporting the rights and dignity of all patients * Maintain a safe work environment

_Additional Responsibilities:_ * Delivers and assesses responses to ordered therapy per plan of care including routine and intensive therapy and diagnostic procedures. * Utilizes various types of oxygen and other therapeutic gas equipment such as masks, tents and incubators. * Administers prescribed doses of medicinal gases and aerosol drugs. * Measures ventilatory volumes, pressures and blood gas analysis. * Monitors, records, and communicates patient condition and general acceptance of treatment. * Performs a variety of duties related to setting up, operating, cleaning, sterilizing, and storing respiratory therapy equipment. * Responds to emergency team calls. * Educates patients and family members and provides information about community support groups and other available programs. * Provides age and culturally appropriate care. * Orients and mentors new staff members. * Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

_Qualifications:_ * NICU RRT Experience Required * NICU Transport Experience Highly Preferred * Graduate of an accredited Respiratory Therapy Program * State of TN RRT required. (ABG Endorsed) * BLS, NRP, PALS Certifications Current(Obtained/maintained within time frames required by hospital policy

Job: *Therapy & Rehabilitation

Title: Registered Respiratory Therapist (NICU RRT) - NICU Respiratory

Location: Tennessee-Chattanooga-Parkridge East Hospital

Requisition ID: 01269-12205