The Clinical Respiratory Specialist (CRS) provides expert, integrated, cost-effective, quality patient care through consultation of clinical respiratory care to the health care team. The CRS is an active participant in the collaborative practice framework. The individual functions as the respiratory educator, coordinating routine in servicing and assisting in the training and orientation of NID staff. Assists in the development and monitoring of consistent standards of practice. The individual performs direct patient care as the demands of the work unit necessitate. The CRS oversees the quality control of the blood gas labs, is the technical resource for equipment troubleshooting and participates in continuous quality improvement activities. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development of the life span. The ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and appropriately interpret information relative to the patient's age-specific needs is required.
-Graduate of an accredited school of respiratory therapy; BS or AAS degree preferred.
-Minimum of five years of recent respiratory care experience (more preferred), must include experience in staff and patient education with demonstrated effective teaching skills.