Registered Respiratory Therapist Supervisor Part Time Nights
Desert Regional Medical Center
Location: Palm Springs, California
Admin / Clerical
Internal Number: 2205017366
The respiratory therapy supervisor assists department leadership with facilitating operational goals, achieving targeted metrics, staff management and oversight, as well as the provision of respiratory care when needed. As a respiratory care practitioner (RCP) he/she shall also provide respiratory care to patients, and assists with functions necessary to support departmental operations. In addition, the RCP Supervisor may perform respiratory therapy duties in all non-critical areas, as well as critical care areas under minimal supervision when needed, in order to help sustain patient care when staff availability is compromised. Furthermore, he/she shall complete established competencies for the position within the designated periods, and retain all applicable licensures and certifications necessary to provide respiratory care.
The RCP Supervisor is involved in the development, maintenance, and implementation of departmental policies, procedures, and protocols directed at the provision of pulmonary services. As a department manager, the RCP Supervisor helps maintain compliance with both regulatory and facility directives, oversees day to day operations, ensuring alignment with the facility balance scorecard and applicable accreditation metrics.
Pulmonary Services is a full service 24-hour department performing both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. A Medical Director oversees the standard of care provided.
DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC DUTIES:
Performs direct and indirect respiratory care services; including but not limited to: the administration
of pharmacological agents, pulmonary diagnostics (e.g. point of care testing), clinical documentation and care planning, as well as therapeutic treatments related to respiratory care procedures necessary to implement a treatment, disease prevention, pulmonary rehabilitative or diagnostic regimen prescribed by a physician or surgeon.
Practices in accordance with regulatory standards and maintains compliance with facility policies and procedures.
Establishes and maintains professional relationships with colleagues, physicians, and other care providers.
Acts as a resource/consultant for other respiratory care practitioners and affiliated health care practitioners on pulmonary aspects of patient care interventions.
Helps plan, develop, and maintain policies and procedures for programs that optimize the ability of respiratory therapists to positively impact patient outcomes, and prevent patient harm.
Facilitates quality initiatives that optimize care, establish evidence based treatment protocols, and impact pulmonary outcomes.
Assists Director with pulmonary supply utilization targets, strategic goals, staffing models and scheduling, compliance adherence, as well as general operational management needs.
Responds to emergency situations and facility CODEs.
Maintains competencies to ensure compliance with all regulatory statues.
Follows up on reports for unusual patient conditions/reactions when identified, including completion of a facility electronic occurrence report as appropriate.
Helps perform quality control and maintenance on respiratory care equipment, including blood gas analyzers when appropriate.
Helps maintain a safe working environment, including utilizing facility resources efficiently and effectively.
Actively leads and participates in performance improvement activities, including department and facility-based quality measures.
Assists with orientation, education, and training of department staff as appropriate.
Current Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner in State of California
Registered Respiratory Therapy (RRT) w/ credentials awarded by the National Board for Respiratory Care (or grandfathered equivalent).
Licensure must be maintained and current at all times).
Current American Heart Association BLS Certification (maintain current at all times ).
Current American Heart Association ACLS Certification (maintain current at all times); excludes NICU.
Current American Heart Association PALS Certification (maintain current at all times ); excludes NICU.
If in NICU, three (3) years of acute care experience, with completion with of Desert Regional Medical Centerâ��s intubation certification program, BLS, NRP, within 90 days of hire (maintain current at all times).
Two (2) to three (3) years acute care experience with experience in advanced clinical RCP competencies.
Previous supervisory, lead, or equivalent resource experience.
B.S. in a related field.
Membership of a professional organization (i.e. ARRC, NBRC, etc).
Primary Location: Palm Springs, California
Facility: Desert Regional Medical Center
Job Type: PT1
Shift Type: Nights
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