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Respiratory Therapist Lead, Nights, High Point

High Point, NC, United States
Job ID: 116205
Job Family: Respiratory Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Night
Detailed Shift and Schedule: 12 hour night shift with rotating weekends
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 12511085237662-Nursing - Respiratory Therapy

Overview

JOB SUMMARY:

Provides leadership, coordination and support for the patient care therapist. Responsibilities include partnering with Respiratory Managers and Director to achieve departmental goals and improve quality of care. Ensures appropriate staffing utilization and efficient use of equipment. Serves as a role model to all employees through the demonstration core values and standards of excellence. 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: 

Associate's degree in Respiratory Care (or two year Professional Program) from an AMA approved program for Respiratory Care or satisfies the requirements outlined in the NBRC admissions policies for registry examinations required. One-year clinical experience under medical direction in a full service Respiratory Care Department required. 

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, and/or REGISTRATION: 

Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) and licensed to practice as a RCP in the state of North Carolina required. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

1. Assists Respiratory Managers with work schedules and assignments for staff, with attention to scope of practice, policies/procedures, regulatory requirements, equitable distribution, adequacy of coverage, appropriate resources. Coordinates call-ins and re-allocates workloads to reflect changes in daily staffing. 2. Facilitates and monitors the appropriate utilization of staff based on credentialing, education and experience. 3. Collaborates with manager, preceptors and educators to design, implement and evaluate specific unit orientation and educational plans. Assisting with in-service education, quality assurance, employee orientation and performance evaluations. 4. Demonstrates value for professional respiratory practice including the utilization of current standards, respiratory process and patient advocacy. In collaboration with Respiratory Manager takes responsibility for continuing education, developing best practices and maintaining the highest levels of patient care and staff development. 5. Provides leadership to staff, acting as resource and providing input to managers regarding staff performance evaluations. 6. Interprets appropriate information needed to identify each patient?s requirements and ensures and documents that needs are being met as described in departmental policies and procedures. 7. Communicates in an effective, positive and professional manner role modeling behaviors associated in caring science. 8. Ensures the quality of professional services by demonstrating and maintaining competency through updating knowledge, skills and continuing professional growth. 9. Conveys the knowledge and principles of growth and development for specific patient populations and demonstrates the ability to assess data relevant to that specific patient population Ensures/provides appropriate patient care in accordance with specific patient population. Demonstrates and utilizes knowledge of the needs of the patient population specific to the defined clinical area. Maintains competency related to patient population and identifies strategies to meet related needs. 

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS: 

Excellent oral, written and listening communication skills Proficient in staff scheduling and daily assignment creation Demonstrates leadership skills Organizational skills 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: 

Clean, well lit, comfortable environment Subject to highly stressful conditions around critically ill patients Works with toxic/caustic chemicals/medications Frequent exposure to the risk of airborne and bloodborne diseases in collecting patient specimens Required to wear non-sterile medical gloves and mask depending on procedures performed Subject to muscle strains due to repetitive movements and/or lifting