Coordinates and supervises the provision of respiratory care and activities of The Respiratory Care Services Department and clinical area(s) of designated responsibility. Assures compliance with the directives, policies, and applicable laws and regulations.
Supervises assigned personnel, assists with orientation and integration of new employees.
Assists with addressing performance problems initiating the disciplinary process as appropriate.
Supports Operations Manager in administrative responsibilities for the unit as delegated (i.e. performance appraisals, monitoring absenteeism, ordering supplies, scheduling 4 hour staffing, recruitment, and the hiring of potential candidates).
Communicates pertinent information regarding patient care activities and operations to appropriate personnel.
Participates in the formulation of Respiratory Care policies and goals as well as policies affecting other departments.
Assures effective, efficient and cost-effective use of physical, financial and human resources.
Monitors financial and statistical reports.
Assists the in addressing system issues.
Develops and maintains an effective liaison with physicians, patients, employees, other departmental managers and administrators.
Provides feedback to staff or managers for professional practice issues, promoting evidence-based practices and research activities.
Assists leadership team and operations manager with patient rounding.
Follows up on incidents (patient, procedural and medication) occurring on assigned units.
Assures proper documentation and follow through.
Assists with resolution of patient and family concerns.
Assumes responsibility for identifying processes or systems that could potentially lead to errors and adverse events and participates in problem resolution of those issues.
Coordinates the education, implementation, and ongoing management of the department electronic communication systems including the billing, documentation, and electronic medical record systems.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
Bachelor's Degree-Respiratory Therapy (Required)
Minimum of 3 years-Related work experience (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body; Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification - American Heart Association (AHA); Registered Respiratory Therapist - National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC); Neonatal Resuscitation Program Certification - Neonatal Resuscitation Program; Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification - American Heart Association (AHA)
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We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
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