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Supervisor, Respiratory Therapy

  • Job ID: 475095312
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Evening Job
  • Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals
  • Department: Respiratory Care Service
  • Location: 111 South Front Street, Harrisburg PA 17105
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $30.12 to $46.71 / hour

Description

Purpose:
Supervise and coordinate diagnostic and therapeutic clinical procedures that best meet the needs of the patient, physician, department and hospital during the assigned shift. Assist in the overall management of the department. Defined responsibilities are performed in pediatric, adult and geriatric patient populations and in all patient service areas.

Responsibilities:

 

  • Assure the delivery of quality patient care by all Respiratory Care staff.
  • Is an educational resource in Respiratory Care for all other health care practitioners.
  • Perform all duties and responsibilities required of a Sr Respiratory Therapist, RRT. Serve as a role model and resource at all times.
  • Assure the effective and efficient use of all available resources.
  • Assist in implementing all activities required by regulatory agencies.
  • Is directly responsible for the department orientation, educational/in-service and competency program.
  • Ensure a safe and appropriate work environment.
  • Prepare and provide various reports as needed and requested.
  • Supervise the daily clinical operations of an area or department providing Respiratory Care.
  • Complete performance appraisals, assist with staffing decisions and implementing personnel actions.
  • Ensure compliance with hospital and departmental policies.
  • Promote the effective utilization of Respiratory Care through assessment, evaluation, protocols and consults.
  • Assist the Director with the overall management of the department.
  • Provide a direct line of communication between all other health care practitioners and Respiratory Care Services.
  • Coordinate the evaluation of products and equipment. Provide input into departmental equipment selection and function.
  • Provide and maintain supply inventory.

Qualifications

  • Graduate of a Co ARC (Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care) approved Respiratory program required.
  • Associate's degree is required; Bachelor's degree is preferred
  • 5 years of total respiratory care experience with a minimum of 3 years in critical care is required.
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) license in practicing state required Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation required
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) required
  • Respiratory therapists who receive their RRT credential from the NBRC after July 1, 2002 are required to maintain certification under the NBRC guidelines


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

Clearances must be dated within 90 days
 

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Osteopathic Respiratory Care OR Respiratory Care Practitioners (RCP)
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

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