Provides managerial and clinical leadership to the staff of the Respiratory Therapy Department within designated specialty area while performing the duties of a Registered Respiratory Therapist.Responsibilities:Provides clinical and managerial leadership to the respiratory staff as designated by departmental management
Monitors daily operations of assigned areas and acts as a resource person for staff
Assigns therapist workload and adjusts staffing based on patient volume
Participates in continuous quality improvement
Provides feedback on staff performance
Assists with development and implementation of Respiratory Therapy Policy/Procedures/Protocols
Acts as a Respiratory Care liaison by developing/maintaining communication with the multidisciplinary care team.
Assists with developing and providing ongoing orientation/training for newly hired therapists, existing staff, nursing and LIPs.
At sites where applicable, the employee will perform blood gas puncture and analysis.
If the employee is designated as a Technical Consultant by the blood gas Laboratory Director, the employee must meet minimum qualifications as specified by the CLIA code of federal regulations.
Other duties as assigned
Education:Associate's Degree required, Bachelor's degree preferred
Graduate of an accredited program in Respiratory Therapy
Diploma and/or transcripts must be provided for validation
Certifications:Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the NBRC.
Licensure by the Ohio Respiratory Care Processional (RCP) Board.
Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association (AHA)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) through American Heart Association (AHA), and/or certified as a Neonatal Pediatric Specialist (NPS) (as appropriate to site).
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) through American Heart Association (AHA) (inpatient only as appropriate to site)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) through American Heart Association (AHA) (inpatient only as appropriate to site)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) through American Heart Association (AHA). (inpatient only as appropriate to site)
For home care positions only: Proof of Valid Ohio driver's license upon hire; per policy 8-175 thereafter
For home care positions only: Proof of automobile insurance with 100,000/300,000 coverage, upon hire; per policy 8-175 thereafter
Complexity of Work:Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
Work Experience:Minimum of 3 years of experience in Respiratory Therapy including critical care or a specialty environment is required or must possess a Bachelor's degree and 2 years of experience in Respiratory Therapy including critical care or a specialty environment.
Physical Requirements:Requires good manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination.
Requires normal hearing and vision or corrected to normal range.
May require sitting, standing and walking for extensive periods of time.
Personal Protective Equipment:Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.
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