Advocate Health Care

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.


Position Requirements:

Graduate of an AMA accredited educational program for Respiratory Care. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
Effective organizational, interpersonal and problem solving skills. Effective communication skills: RCP must be able to communicate to patents of all ages from birth to adult, their family/guardians, and other members of the healthcare team. Licensure, Registration and/or Certification Required:
Respiratory Care Practitioner license issued by the state of Illinois and
Preferred Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) or at minimum Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) issued by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC), and complete and maintain:
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

Operates all equipment necessary to perform the job.

Must be able to lift 35 lb. without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other team member, when available.

Must be able to push/pull while utilizing 30 pounds of force occasionally for long distances.

Must demonstrate stand~pivot transfer from bed to chair.

Must perform sliding transfer of 150 lb person on a sheet across 2 feet with a second person.

Must utilize safe body mechanics at all times.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

Operates all equipment necessary to perform the job.

Must be able to lift 35 lb. without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other team member, when available.

Must be able to push/pull while utilizing 30 pounds of force occasionally for long distances.

Must demonstrate stand~pivot transfer from bed to chair.

Must perform sliding transfer of 150 lb person on a sheet across 2 feet with a second person.

Must utilize safe body mechanics at all times.

Purpose:
To evaluate, provide, and monitor routine and advanced pediatric respiratory care procedures and to ensure that appropriate and effective respiratory care is provided according to the department scope of service. The registered respiratory therapist (RRT) and certified respiratory therapist (CRT) must be able to adapt and comply to policies and procedures for a variety of different service areas, perform tasks and/or special duties as required by assignment and maintain safe performance standards and behaviors of excellence at all times.

Accountabilities:
Major Responsibilities:


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.

 

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