Respiratory Professional Development Associate

at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chica in Lake Forest, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago provides superior pediatric care in a setting that offers the latest benefits and innovations in medical technology, research and family-friendly design. As the largest pediatric provider in the region with a 140-year legacy of excellence, kids and their families are at the center of all we do. Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago is ranked in all 10 specialties by the U.S. News & World Report.

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LocationAnn & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Job Description
Essential Job Functions:
Partners with the leadership team and Respiratory Care Educator to develop the pediatric knowledge and competency of respiratory therapists in a defined area. Collaborates with the leadership team and Respiratory Care Educator to develop educational tools as necessary.
Assesses respiratory clinical competence and provides learning opportunities such as in-services, simulations, and equipment training to advance critical thinking, clinical reasoning skills, and job competence.
Serves and participates as a liaison to unit-based councils in coordination with the leadership team.
Mentors the respiratory therapist in reviewing patient information, including labs, xrays, consult notes, and develops critical thinking skills in others.
Serves as a resource for educational and practice opportunities in these areas, including serving as a coach and mentor to respiratory care preceptors.
Uses and promotes the best available evidence to support the competency of respiratory therapists.
Provides regular updates to the Respiratory Care Educator and department leaders on individual and group learning needs.
Collaborates with multidisciplinary team to develop and trend performance improvement indicators based on national standards and best practice.
Establishes and maintains an effective working relationship with members of the interdisciplinary team.
Enhances professional development through participation in seminars, conferences, workshops, professional affiliations, and educational programs to keep abreast of current trends related to the designated area.
Utilizes evidence-based practice and research techniques
Product management in conjunction with the leadership team in implementations of new products and equipment.
Serves as a bedside respiratory therapist and/or shift team leader as needed to maintain skills and credibility with staff, and to allow for direct evaluation of educational and competency needs.
Other job functions as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Graduate of a CoARC accredited program in respiratory care required.
Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree preferred.
Respiratory Care Practitioner licensed in the state of Illinois required.
Minimum two-three years pediatric critical care experience required.
Minimum two years education experience including as a preceptor or other adult education experience required.
Basic Life Support Required. PALS, NRP and ACLS upon hire.
Active RRT Credential (Registered Respiratory Therapist) from the National Board for Respiratory Care. Neonatal/Pediatric Specialist required within one year of hire.
Demonstrated ability to work with a team; excellent written and verbal communication skills and organizational skills, problem solving skills.

EducationAssociate's Degree: Respiratory Therapy (Required)

Benefit Statement

For full time and part time employees who work 20 or more hours per week we offer a generous benefits package that includes:
Medical, dental and vision insurance
Employer paid group term life and disability
Employer contribution toward Health Savings Account
Flexible Spending Accounts
Paid Time Off (PTO), Paid Holidays and Paid Parental Leave
403(b) with a 5% employer match

Various voluntary benefits:

Supplemental Life, AD&D and Disability

Critical Illness, Accident and Hospital Indemnity coverage

Tuition assistance

Student loan servicing and support

Adoption benefits

Backup Childcare and Eldercare

Employee Assistance Program, and other specialized behavioral health services and resources for employees and family members

Discount on services at Lurie Children's facilities

Discount purchasing program

Lurie Children's and its affiliatesare equal employment opportunity employers. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status, order of protection status, protected genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Job Posting: 10981150

Posted On: Jun 02, 2023

Updated On: Jul 02, 2023

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