Respiratory Therapist II
Sidra Medicine
Great Britain
6d ago

Department : Allied Health Div Division : Support Services Dept Contract Type : Full Time Closing Date : 30-Sep-2018 Organizational Profile :

Sidra Medicine is a state of the art academic medical center that will function to the level of the highest international standards.

Its clinical focus is on the specialty care of women and children.

Sidra’s Vision is : Sidra Medicine will be a beacon of learning, discovery and exceptional care, ranked among the top medical centers in the world .

Achieving this vision will encompass three essential activities :

World Class : Patient and Family Centered Care Health Education Biomedical Discovery

Once fully operational by mid-2018, Sidra Medicine will handle 275,000 outpatient appointments, 11,000 procedures, 100,000 emergency attendances and deliver over 9,000 babies per year, adding capacity to a rapidly growing population and delivering world-class specialist care.

The hospital will include 10 operating theatres, 400 beds, 100 percent single rooms with a private bathroom, a birthing center and an emergency department.

Department Profile :

The Allied Health Department is a diverse mix of professions and services working together to provide patients with the comprehensive care that they require.

Allied Health will provide services to neonatal, pediatric and adolescent patients of all specialties, as well as obstetrical and gynecological patients.

The vision of the Department of Allied Health is to provide outstanding care, rehabilitation, and patient / family support through the provision of high quality clinicians and services working in an interdisciplinary environment that integrates education, research, and innovation into its model of care.

Job Summary :

The Therapist II - Respiratory has expert knowledge of Pediatric and / or Neonatal pulmonary anatomy and physiology; expert knowledge and clinical acumen in the use of all medical devices and techniques used in Respiratory Care for the Pediatric and / or Neonatal patient population.

The incumbent demonstrates advanced Critical Care level professional skills relevant to patient assessment, disease identification and evaluation, and administration of clinical therapeutic, interventional, and diagnostic Respiratory Care.

He / She demonstrates the knowledge and skills to participate in education of the patient, family and public. The Therapist II -

Respiratory, is responsible for ensuring that all duties are carried out to the highest possible standard and participates in the supervision and teaching of junior and new members of staff within the department.

Key Roles & Responsibilities :

  • Assumes responsibility for all Respiratory Care modalities including diagnostic, therapeutic, special procedures, and interventional modalities
  • Participates in a leading Respiratory Care Practitioner role in the clinical environment, providing expertise to less experienced practitioners
  • Provides unit based specialty leadership and direction in the performance of advanced clinical procedures and interventions
  • Acts in the role of Preceptor for oncoming staff in areas of expertise
  • Participates in peer evaluations for new staff
  • Ensures effective communication during handover, and end of Shift Report to ensure that the patient’s needs for continuity of care and level of care are met
  • Collaborates with all medical, nursing and ancillary stakeholders to ensure a safe, clean and secure environment for patients, staff and visitors
  • Maintains accurate and current patient medical records within the approved documentation system
  • Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness, cost, and impact on practice in planning patient care
  • Provides input and evidence-based standards in formulating patient care policy and procedures for Respiratory Therapy patients
  • Establishes and maintains working relationships and solicits input from physicians and other healthcare personnel to ensure optimal patient care
  • Participates in Quality Assurance, Utilization Review and Performance improvement activities as required
  • Provides emergency care as a member of Resuscitation, Rapid Response, and Transport Team as required
  • Maintains Respiratory Therapy clinical skills, collaborates with clinical educators in planning, implementation and evaluation of staff and patient education
  • Integrates research findings into practice planning and, where appropriate, participates in the generation off of new knowledge
  • Fosters good public relations for the project
  • Participates in Sidra commissioning activities as required
  • Integrates ethical considerations and processes in all areas of planning and patient care
  • Demonstrates trans-cultural principles in Respiratory Care practice
  • Participates in the promotion and maintenance of effective communication and teamwork. Treats colleagues, patients, and visitors with dignity and respect at all times
  • Actively welcomes and provides support for new staff / students to the unit. Contributes to the retention of all staff to meet the departmental specific turnover rate goal.
  • Participates in retention activities

  • Maintains a professional demeanor at all times. Acts as a role model for junior staff
  • Upholds the organizational values at all times
  • Follows all Hospital related policies and procedures
  • Performs other related duties as assigned
  • Maintains confidentiality of women and children at all times
  • Adheres to Sidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies
  • In view of the evolving needs and opportunities within Sidra during this early operational phase, this position may be required to perform other duties as assigned and reporting relationships may vary.

    Essential Requirements :

  • Bachelor's Degree in Respiratory Therapy or Health Sciences (preferred) or 3 years Diploma in Respiratory Therapy or 2 years Associates degree in Respiratory Therapy
  • 3+ years of recent Clinical experience in Critical Care
  • Current and valid Registration and Professional License from Country of Origin; BLS, ACLS, NRP and PALS or equivalent
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Evidence of effective communication skills.
  • Effective team member
  • Motivated and enthusiastic
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Sidra’s Organizational Values :

  • Trust : Being competent; acting consistently, reliably and predictably; acting with honesty and integrity; respecting patient, employee and commercial confidentiality;
  • delivering on commitments

  • Care : Acting with empathy, kindness and compassion; being humble; listening and responding; acting with cultural sensitivity;
  • Caring for patients and staff

  • Teamwork : Sharing information and knowledge and learning from demonstrated expertise; being respectful, and thereby earning respect of others;
  • acting with professionalism; leading and following; collaborating and being accessible

  • Transparency : Frequent and honest communication; open access to information for decision making; willingly acknowledge shortcomings;
  • speaking up about concerns; publishing performance indicators

  • Innovation : Freedom to innovate; welcoming ideas and encouraging creativity; supporting talent; creating confidence; celebrating successes
  • Efficiency : Providing measurable value; using data to drive decision making; having and achieving clear goals; building processes that work;
  • continuously improving outcomes in patient and family care

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