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Respiratory Clinic Instructor

Description

UPMC Presbyterian is hiring a Respiratory Clinic Instructor!

Purpose:
Coordinates Respiratory Care education/research/CQI activities and programs in the following areas: orientation, staff inservice education, new equipment and techniques, staff CPR certification/recertification, clinical training for student therapist, coordinate clinical shadowing for potential Respiratory Care students and staff.

Responsibilities:

  • Recommend to the school director, acceptance, retention or dismissal of students in the school.
  • Provide and coordinate with Nursing Education and School of Nursing all inservice classes presented to nurses and nursing students pertaining to Respiratory Care.
  • Maintain communication with schools and organizations on local, regional and national level.
  • Observe and evaluate the students' clinical performance.
  • Solve any intra/interdepartmental problem, which may occur within the assigned area of responsibility.
  • Develop and coordinate of staff training programs that include learning objectives, methods, teaching strategies and evaluation.
  • Review current journals, evidence based practice and update departmental knowledge and techniques being used for respiratory care.
  • Perform as a therapist III or II when clinical needs arise.
  • Complete special projects and duties as assigned by the Director or Supervisor other than those listed above to include but not limited to implementation of a CQI project, and/or implementation of clinical research.
  • Maintain the lines of communication with ordering physicians to preserve a high level of patient care.
  • Assume the responsibilities of a Therapist IV/Supervisor in special situations as approved by the Director.
  • Assess patients for appropriateness of care secondary to a direct order or in conjunction with protocols and Continuous Quality Improvement.
  • Assist with Respiratory Care educational records and activities.
  • Follow and enforce all hospital and department policies.
  • Maintain all student records including performance evaluations.
  • Videotape inservice classes when applicable.
  • Complete all records and reports as required.
  • Coordinate and update a comprehensive orientation program for new personnel
  • Plan and coordinate the learning experiences in the clinical setting for student therapists.
  • Promote a better understanding of the scope of practice and methods/techniques of respiratory care through educational programs presented to medical students, residents and physicians.
  • Participate in the coordination of scheduling needs for the department whether for staffing or departmental resources.
  • Communicate with physicians, nurses and other hospital personnel regarding the care of the patients.
  • Participate in the evaluation and purchase of new equipment.

Qualifications

  • Associate's degree or Bachelor's degree from an accredited respiratory program required.
  • 3 years experience as Respiratory III or equivalent clinical/educational experience.
  • In addition, must complete 2 of the following to maintain the status of Respiratory Clinical Instructor. These activities MUST be completed within two weeks of the EPR review date:
    • Delivery of at least two 30 minute presentations or lectures annually.
    • Participation in the revision of at least 2 department policies and procedures and/or the creation of one new policy and procedure annually.
    • Participation in one departmental Quality Improvement process/review annually.
    • Active membership of RT Schools Advisory Board.
    • Participation in multidisciplinary committees.
    • Completion of pre-approved project, which involves a department process or development that includes a schedule to document progress and a date for completion.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Basic Life Support Instructor (BLSI)
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
  • Act 34

 

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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