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Respiratory Supervisor

Company: Holy Cross Hospital
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: September 10, 2020

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Employment Type:Full timeShift:Description:JOB SUMMARY:Directs, coordinates and supervises the daily activities of the Respiratory Care Department under the direction of the Manager of Respiratory Therapy services. Insures that procedures are carried out timely, professionally and efficiently. Implements and maintains clinical coordination of quality patient care in all patient care areas. Provides direct patient care to the neonatal, pediatric, adult and geriatric patient population. Possesses a thorough knowledge of mechanical ventilation, equipment used in providing all aspects of respiratory therapy modalities, treatment and care for the critically ill patients, patient assessment techniques, anatomy and physiology, pulmonary function testing, bronchoscopy assistance, the arterial blood gas laboratory and equipment maintenance of the arterial blood gas analyzers and co-oximeters. Performs all aspects of therapy and diagnostic procedures within the Respiratory Care Department and possess teaching skills to assist and train associates. Registered by the NBRC as a Registered Respiratory Therapist.BASIC AND ADVANCED CLINICAL SKILLS Care provided is appropriate to the age of the patients served, as defined in the scope of service for the area of practice, to include:Neonate (Birth 4 weeks) Adolescent (12-18 years) Infant (4 weeks 1 year) Early Adulthood (19-45 years) Toddler (1 3 years) Middle Adulthood (46-60 years) Pre-School (3 6 years) Later Adulthood (Over 61 years) School Age (6 12 years)Demonstrates the ability to obtain information and interpret information in the terms of the patient s needs.Demonstrates an understanding of the range of treatment needed by patients.Performs floor care therapies and oxygen administration following proper policy and procedure.Maintains clinical competency for mechanical ventilation in adult critical care units.Operates and maintains mechanical ventilation devices with safe and effective critical thinking skills.Able to recommend various settings and modes of delivery of mechanical ventilation. Actively involved in the care of the mechanically ventilated patient. Suggests ideas to facilitate weaning of patients as soon as clinically acceptable. Assists therapists with using uncommon modes of therapy as needed. Uses weaning/temporary ventilator management policies as requested or the needarises.Able to utilize pressure control ventilation, understands rationale for its use and make recommendations with its use.Works in the neonatal, pediatric and adult critical care areas and has demonstrated annual clinical competency.Evaluates patient therapies according to the Medical Necessity Guidelines and insures that therapists follow therapist driven protocols when applicable.Performs endotracheal intubation/extubating of the patient. Assists therapists in becoming competent with intubation/extubating.Supervises, trains and performs daily blood gas lab duties including maintenance and quality control. Oversees ABG lab function to insure QC is appropriate and that all State and J.C.A.H.O. requirements are met. Supervises, trains and performs complete pulmonary function tests and screening spirometry's insuring quality studies to be interpreted by the pulmonologists. Participates in and coordinates educational, orientation and competency programs.Provides proper orientation for new staff members, modifies orientation as needed to meet the requirements of the staff and the department.Able to identify situations in which, as supervisor, guidance will be needed such as extreme problems or legal counsel.Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of job descriptions and key requirements for each position in the department; holds subordinates accountable for responsibilities inherent in their position. Maintains departmental records to insure that relief supervisors are familiar with staff capabilities.Minimum Qualifications:High School diploma or equivalent. Graduate of an accredited Respiratory Care program.Three years minimum experience in all aspects of respiratory care including neonatal, pediatric, adult and geriatric patient population.Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) from the Department of Health. ACLS required. BLS required.Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and InclusionTrinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

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