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Supervisor, Respiratory Therapy

Description

UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital is seeking a Full-time Supervisor, Respiratory Therapy to support the Magee Respiratory Therapy department!
 

FOR INFANT UNIT:

The Infant Respiratory Therapy department includes many areas for opportunity such as Labor & Delivery Response, Level III NICU, OB Trauma Response, Neonatal Team Autonomy, and Inter-facility Ground Transport.

This position will work routinely day shift. Hours are subject to change based on business needs.

Magee Women’s Hospital of UPMC is a world class center for both women’s health and Magee Women’s Hospital of UPMC is a world class center for both women’s health and comprehensive medical-surgical care. This facility has one of the largest Neonatal Intensive Care Units in the country and has expanded the hospital’s clinical area to males, with an understanding of their own special health care needs. Magee has a full-service Emergency Department and services including imaging, cardiology, orthopedic surgery, lupus, gastro-enterology, colorectal surgery, pulmonology, and urology.

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. Always serve as a role model and resource.
  • 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 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.
  • LDR Experience, NRP certification, and NPS certification preferred
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) license in practicing state required
  • Basic Life Support or Cardiopulmonary 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

  • 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

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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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