Resp. Care Practitioner II/ Bronchoscopy Specialist Interventional Pulmonology

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Location: US:WI:MILWAUKEE at our FROEDTERT HOSPITAL facility.

FTE: 0.900000

*1.0 FTE is Full-Time, any position less than 1.0 FTE is Part-Time, and .001 FTE is Optional Part-Time*

*Positions with an “FTE” (full time equivalency) of .8 – 1.0 are eligible for full-time medical, dental and vision benefits. Positions with an “FTE” of .5 – .799 are eligible for part-time pro-rated medical, dental and vision benefits*

Shift: Shift 3

Three 12 hour shifts (36 hours) per week. 18:00-06:30. Every third weekend and holiday rotation required.

Summary:
The Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) 2 is highly proficient in the management and delivery of respiratory care. Demonstrates competencies in respiratory assessments and procedures for all patient populations and age groups. Performs and interacts as a healthcare professional administering respiratory care procedures acute care areas and critical care areas. Demonstrates critical thinking skills and the mastery of clinical skills outlined in the RCP 2 COT. Precepts students on rotation. Exhibits leadership skills and is able to act as lead therapist as needed. Under the direction of the Pulmonary Services Leadership team, provides professional respiratory care to patients in accordance with the hospital’s policies and procedures. Other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities:

Minimum of 1 year of experience plus the ability to show RCP II competency within 6 months of hire/transfer into role is required. 3+ years of experience in a hospital setting providing respiratory care is preferred. Associate degree from a CoARC accredited Respiratory Care program is required. Bachelor’s degree is preferred. State of Wisconsin license as a Respiratory Care Practitioner is required; Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) is required. For incumbents in this role prior to 7/1/21, the Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) will be accepted in lieu of the RRT. American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider (BLS) or an AHA approved equivalent is required.& American Heart Association (AHA) Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) is required. American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) is required within 6 months of hire (CHD only). Advanced specialty credential from the NBRC or Asthma Educator Certification(AE-C) from the National Asthma Educator Certification Board (NAECB) is preferred.

Highlights: 

In addition to Respiratory Care duties in acute and critical care care, the RCP will rotate to the Interventional Pulmonology Department to assist with high level procedural cases such as:

  • Bronchial Thermoplasty and Photodynamic Therapy
  • Tumor debulking
  • Rigid Bronchoscope and Stent insertion. 
  • Tracheal/ bronchial balloon dilation.

Other information:

Critical thinking skills are required.

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