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Pediatric RRT

Req #:  107475
Facility:  Christ Medical Center
Department:  Respiratory
City:  Oak Lawn
Posting Budget Status:  Twelve hour 7p-7a
Shift Type:  Part Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  0.6

As part of Advocate Health Care, Advocate Children’s Hospital is the largest network provider of pediatric services in Illinois and among the top 10 in the nation. The two main Chicago Metropolitan region campuses are located in Oak Lawn in the southwest and Park Ridge in the northwest. Additional services are accessible at other Advocate hospitals throughout the state. Advocate Children’s Hospital serves as a major referral center for infants and children. Through a special, wholistic approach, Advocate Children’s Hospital combines some of the country’s most respected medical talent with exceptional and compassionate care. In fact, the children’s hospital has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s leaders in pediatric cardiology and neonatology, and numerous physicians on staff here have been recognized among the Top Doctors regionally and nationally in their field. The hospital is staffed by more than 400 pediatricians and 230 pediatric subspecialists, who offer a wide range of specialized services for children.

  • Graduate of an AMA approved program for Respiratory Care.
  • 1 year experience in Adult and/or Pediatric Critical Care or an equivalent combination of education and training.
  • Current license in the State of Illinois as a Respiratory Care Practitioner.
  • Registered Therapist by the NBRC Credentialing Board.

  • Willing to prepare for and become PALS/NRP life  support.

  • Willing to obtain Neonatal/Pediatric Specialty within 2 years of Employment.

  • Excellent stress~management skills, extremely critical that the incumbent be able to work under stressful situations and manage these situations well.

  • The candidate must be willing to change work hours within the assigned shift, change assigned shift, orientate to and work in all hospital areas, and integrate back into routine operations if special programs are dissolved based on the needs of the hospital, department, work volume and/or patient census.
  • The candidate must be willing to attend all mandatory educational activities, competencies, and staff meetings, perform basic and intensive respiratory care procedures, act as a resource for physician, nursing and ancillary personnel in regard to respiratory care practices and maintain a current up~to~date standards of respiratory care practice.
  • The candidate must be willing to orientate/train for procedures non~specific to traditional respiratory care i.e.: EKG, and basic patient care procedures as dictated by the manager with proper training and competencies. 
  • The candidate must be willing to demonstrate their prompt/timely individual attention and engagement in department activities, communications (i.e.: email, mailbox distributed material) staff meeting(s), education, computer based training, maintaining education file and required certifications, credentials, and license.
  • This position will need to recognize needs and behaviors of a variety of age groups of patients treated, i.e., understand child growth and development, normal patterns of adolescent behavior and look for signs of normal aging prior experience with various age groups is preferred. 

 

About Advocate Health Care

 

Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.


Nearest Major Market: Chicago