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Full-time position, working 40 hours per week, Benefits eligible, Night Shift/7pm-7am
Looking for candidates with at least 2 years of respiratory care experience.
We offer a competitive pay and benefits package. Salary will be commensurate with applicable experience.
The Lead Therapist for Respiratory Care is responsible for shift to shift optimal patient care. Effective communication, coordination, supervision, skill, and the ability to teach are fundamental to the role as well.
In addition to performing routine respiratory care as mandated by RRT job description, the clinical leader will be accountable for the following additional duties and responsibilities:
1. Communicates / Collaborates with the respective medical, nursing staff, and respiratory therapy staff in planning, implementing, delivering, and evaluating respiratory care.
a. On a clinical level, the lead therapist will align communication strategies that best serve their patient population and the patients’ families.
b. Pt rounding with RN clinical leaders and MD’s may be a part of this responsibility.
2. Oversees activities of Respiratory Care staff and clinical care on a day-to-day basis: may participate in interviewing and hiring of staff; schedules staff to ensure adequate coverage in patient/hospital area; provides input into, and may administer performance evaluations and counsel staff as necessary.
a. Coordinates patient care by creating patient assignments for RTs.
3. Establishes research involvement
a. Participates in research projects for themselves and promotes other RT staff to participate in new and ongoing research projects.
4. Participates in and/or serves as chairperson for committees and meetings department and hospital wide.
5. Skillfully executes patient care.
a. Clinical expertise on ventilator management, ventilation guidelines (non-invasive and invasive), waveform identification and classification, and oxygen delivery devices are expected, along with the following devices.
b. Expected to maintain ECMO bedside specialist capability, and preferably ECMO primer status.
6. Serves as a role model for Respiratory Care, teaches, precepts, and coaches as necessary
a. Active ongoing membership in AARC is strongly encouraged
b. Sets the standard with relation to behavior, attendance, and sound decision making.
c. Inspires other employees to fulfill their roles as conscientious and effective respiratory therapists
d. Develops others to become preceptors
7. Maintains flexibility with job requirements.
a. Attending department and manager driven meetings as outlined by department manager are necessary in maintaining Lead Therapist status.
b. Participates in writing and updating departmental policies and procedures.
c. Monitors adherence and informs the Technical Coordinator and/or Program Manager of staff who do not follow established policies and procedures.
8. Ensures quality control and proper auditing within the department related to billing, documentation, infection control, or other related matters.
a. Reports and follows up with those not following the policy.
9. Respiratory therapists are authorized to access the unit medication rooms or bedside medication drawers in order to retrieve medications they are authorized to administer.
10. Should be able to perform duties of the Registered Respiratory Therapist
11. Performs other related duties as assigned.
12. Respiratory therapists are authorized to access the unit medication rooms or bedside medication drawers in order to retrieve medications they are authorized to administer.
13. Supports and advances respiratory care practice through one or more of the following:
a. Participates as a conference speaker/presenter
b. Presents to community groups
c. Participates in professional organizations and activities
d. Participates on committees, task forces and advisory boards (department, hospital, community)
e. Participates on appropriate quality teams
f. Participates in scholarly activities
g. Publishes in journals, newsletters
KNOWLEDGE , SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
1. Registered Respiratory Therapist credentialed through the NBRC with licensure to practice in the State of Ohio by the Ohio Respiratory Care Board.
2. Bachelor’s degree in any major required, Associate’s degree in Respiratory Care from CoARC accredited Respiratory Care program.
3. Must possess and maintain current CPR and obtain PALS certification
4. At least two (2) years critical care experience preferred.
5. Neonatal / Pediatric Specialist (NPS), Certified Asthma Educator (AE-C) or Certified Pulmonary Function (CPFT) credential within 6 months of position acceptance.
6. Demonstrated ability to teach utilizing principles of adult learning.
7. ECMO bedside specialist preferred.
8. Ability to plan, organize, and implement work independently, while functioning as an integral part of the health care team.
9. Supervisory skills required to plan, direct, and evaluate the work of the staff.
10. Strong verbal and written communication skills
11. Effective interpersonal skills required in interactions with department staff, Nationwide Children’s Hospital medical and nursing staff, other hospital employees, parents/guardians, other agencies and institutions and the public.
MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Must be able to see, hear, speak, read, and perform manual tasks with or without accommodation and care for oneself with little or no difficulty. Must be able to apply the principles of body mechanics in lifting or moving patients and/or equipment. Must be able to independently lift up to 50 pounds. Performance of principle duties and responsibilities may require the ability to travel.
The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.