Location: Akron, Ohio
About Akron Children's Hospital
Akron Children's Hospital has been caring for children since 1890, and our pediatric specialties are ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report. With two hospital campuses, regional health centers and more than 50 primary and specialty care locations throughout Ohio, we're making it easier for today's busy families to find the high-quality care they need. In 2020, our health care system provided more than 1.1 million patient encounters. We also operate neonatal and pediatric units in the hospitals of our regional health care partners. Every year, our Children's Home Care Group nurses provide thousands of in-home visits, and our School Health nurses manage clinic visits for students from preschool through high school. With our Quick Care Online virtual visits and Akron Children's Anywhere app, we're here for families whenever and wherever they need us. Learn more at akronchildrens.org.
- To treat every child as we would our own
- To treat others as they would like to be treated
- To turn no child away for any reason
Prior to the start date, full COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment. Full vaccination is defined as 14 days after the last received vaccination. Boosters are excluded from this requirement.
We are seeking people who are committed to fostering a diverse environment in which patients, family and staff from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed, included and can thrive.
Welcome to the Respiratory Therapy team!
Within this inpatient department, we not only see patients but are seen as subject matter experts by our peers when it comes to respiratory care. Proudly working within an interdiscplinary care team, we help cover multiple areas of Akron Children's, including NICU, PICU, ED, the Burn unit, high risk deliveries, and more. Our family-centered care approach offers the opportunity to not only care for children, but educate the families and put them at ease throughout their stays.
A typical day can include assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating direct respiratory care for patients ranging from premature to adult. Our team also can assist in immediate airway needs for intra-hospital transport as well. Offering competitive benefits and a newly-mapped career ladder, we foster growth and development in our team just as we do for our patients' respiratory health.
Now offering a $10k sign on bonus with a 2 year commitment to Akron Children's Hospital.
*Relocation assistance available-apply to see if you qualify!*
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The Registered Respiratory Therapist Level I assess, plans, implements, evaluates and directs care for premature, pediatric, and adult patients.
- Assesses, plans, implements, evaluates and directs care for premature, pediatric, and adult patients.
- Assesses the current status and immediate airway needs of the critically ill neonate, pediatric, or adult patient in the intra-hospital transport, intensive care, and general care environment.
- Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care for the physical, psychological, social, educational, and safety needs of the patients served regardless of age.
- Participate in the education of ACH staff, patients, and parents.
- Staff may be temporarily assigned to an area throughout the Akron Children's Hospital enterprise, based on patient needs requiring similar knowledge and skill.
- Other duties as required.
- Experience in respiratory care is required.
- Experience working with all levels within an organization is required.
- Experience in healthcare is preferred.
- Proficiency in MS Office [Outlook, Excel, Word] or similar software is required.
Education and Experience
- Education: Graduate from an accredited School of Respiratory Care.
- Registered Respiratory Therapist credential awarded by the National Board for Respiratory Care is required
- Current OH Respiratory Care Professional license is required
- Certification: Current Health Care Provider BLS training is required NRP, PALS, ACLS, and STABLE certification is required within 1 year of hire and must be maintained throughout employment
- Years of relevant experience: new graduates to < 2 years of neonatal/pediatric or adult critical care experience
- Years of experience supervising: None.
Akron Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.
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