·Administers respiratory care treatments and life support to patients with deficiencies and abnormalities of the cardiopulmonary system.Recommends, evaluates, and performs basic and advanced respiratory care procedures in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Labor and Delivery Unit and Pediatric Floor.
·Provides patient care in the perinatal and pediatric service areas.Administers respiratory care services in a cost-effective manner; and in accordance with physicians written orders, protocols and clinical pathways.
·Associates Degree or equivalent from a two-year AMA approved school for Respiratory Care.
·Knowledge of advanced perinatal-pediatric clinical practices is required.
MINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCE:
·Two years of neonatal mechanical ventilation experience at a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is required to work independently in the NICU.
REQUIRED LICENSES, Certificates, Registrations:
·Must become a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) within 6 months of employment.
·Must be licensed by the State of Illinois as a Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) within two months of attainment of the CRT credential.
Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital is a freestanding, not-for-profit, 102-licensed bed facility onChicago’s West and Southwest Side that offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient programs foradults and children. Schwab is a proud member of Sinai Health System and the first fully licensed andaccredited rehabilitation hospital in the Midwest.Our therapists see patients through the entire continuum o...f care, from acute inpatient admissions atMount Sinai Hospital, to inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient therapy services at Schwab. We alsohave a hospital-based rehabilitation-focused short-term sub-acute unit at Schwab that provides boththerapy and nursing services with exceptional outcomes.Our rehabilitation team takes a holistic, interdisciplinary approach to address the physical, cognitiveand psychosocial needs of each patient. Each patient is assessed and provided with a personalized careplan tailored to help achieve maximal independence and function. Schwab offers seven treatmentgyms featuring private treatment rooms, a warm-water indoor therapy pool, and an award-winningtherapeutic roof top garden.