May 27, 2024

Respiratory Care Practitioner Level I - PRN 7 pm - 7 am

  • Children's National Hospital
  • Washington, DC, USA

Job Description

Respiratory Care Practitioner Level I - PRN 7 pm - 7 am - (210000W9)

Under general direction of the department manager, according to departmental and hospital standards, the Respiratory Care Practitioner, referred to as RCP-I, is responsible for administering all levels of Respiratory Care to treat patients with cardiopulmonary dysfunction and/or disabilities. RCP-I will function to the level that is usual and customary for Acute Care and ER. The RCP-I will maintain all skills and knowledge sufficient to provide safe, effective, and appropriate care to all ages of patients including neonates, infants, toddlers, children, adolescents, and adults.


Minimum Education
Associate's Degree

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Completion of a minimum two years of college training in an AMA approved Respiratory Care Program. (Required)

Minimum Work Experience
1 year - preffered

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Successful completion of academic clinical rotations (Required)
Work experience in Respiratory Care (Preferred)

Required Skills/Knowledge
Must be able to demonstrate competency of all aspects of acute care delivery and ER prior to completion of initial 90 days.
Administers all general Respiratory Therapy procedures, including humidity and aerosol therapy, lung inflation maneuvers, pulmonary secretion clearance, CP AP , BIP AP , and High-Flow Therapy .
Must demonstrate basic mechanical ventilator management skills including set-up, monitoring, and troubleshooting.
Performs CPR as indicated. Performs invasive and noninvasive monitoring and diagnostic procedures ascribed to specific care areas.
Works independently within the ER and all acute care areas.
Adheres to policies and procedures established by Respiratory Care Services and Children’s National Health System.
Ability to organize, establish priorities, and to communicate effectively , both orally and in writing.
Must be able to perform under stressful situations using good clinical judgment.
Must demonstrate compassion and patient centered orientation when dealing with patients, families, and co-workers.
Must have ability to perform mathematical calculations.
Must maintain clinical skills and required continuing education credits for department and licensure including: BLS, P ALS, FIT T esting, annual skills review, in-services, etc.
Must have physical ability to perform all treatment modalities.
Must have physical ability to move and lift up to 50lbs; frequently endure long periods of standing and walking.
Must have basic computer skills.

Required Licenses and Certifications
Registered Respiratory Therapist Req
RCP License from District of Columbia DOH Health Regulation and Licensing Administration Req

Functional Accountabilities

Patient Care
1. Employee will perform all patient care procedures according to department and acceptable practice.

1. Employee will ensure all required written documentation and all data entry is thorough and complete.

1. Employee will annually attend a minimum of 4 department staff meetings in-person
2. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes

Primary Location

: District of Columbia-Washington

Work Locations

Sheikh Zayed Campus
111 Michigan Avenue
Washington 20010


: Allied Health


: COE Hospital-Based Specliaties
Position Status: R (Regular) - O - PRN
Shift: Night
Work Schedule: 7P-7A

Job Posting

: May 19, 2021, 9:35:34 AM