Covenant Health

Job Title
Shift leader RRT
ID
3277895
Department Name
RESPIRATORY THERAPY

Overview

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Shift Leader Registered Respiratory Therapist, Respiratory Therapy

Full Time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Night Shift 

 

 

The Respiratory Department covers all units of the hospital including critical care, ED and all inpatient beds. Our department is comprised of a manager, one supervisor, three shifts leaders, and a mixture of CRT, RRT, and ACCS staff. Respiratory therapy is a fast-paced, high-demand department where employees must work as a team in order to ensure quality patient care.  We have a family-oriented type environment with a mixture of seasoned long-term employees and newer employees. Most full-time employees are on a set schedule consisting of 8 or 12 hour shifts, there are some variable shift positions within the department as well.

 

What will make a new person successful in this unit? Self-motivation to do the right thing for the patients always, strong work ethic, ability to work with a diverse group of people in both the RT department and the other departments we serve; but also with the patient population that we treat.

 

Position Summary: Provides care to patients with respiratory insufficiency and related complications.  Functions as part of the direct patient team to provide overall quality care and serves as a resource and specialist to patients, all patient care givers and physicians.  May be required to exercise clinical judgement under the order of a licensed physician.

 

Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates respiratory care competency of critical and clinical skills on an annual basis.
  • Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, handle multiple assignments, balance priorities, and make decisions quickly and function under stressful situations.
  • Demonstrates the ability to perform all aspects of respiratory therapy to include age specific and related patient care in a safe and competent manner.
  • Demonstrates skill in emergency situations based up on department standards, policies, procedures and protocols, assumes a leadership role in emergency situations.
  • Demonstrates the ability to assess, identify and treat patient health conditions as established by organizational and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates the ability to provide appropriate communication to nursing personnel and/or physicians, and other hospital staff as necessary. Must be able to demonstrate effective communication skills on all socioeconomic levels using tact, articulation and in a professional manner.
  • Demonstrates competency/proficiency in mechanical ventilation, CPAP, and BiPAP skills to include current modes of ventilation, indications for use and calculations of necessary data.
  • Demonstrates competency/proficiency in the performance of arterial blood gases and analysis per department policy and procedure. Quality control, troubleshooting, and quality assurance per department policy and procedures.  
  • Performs assigned tasks and uses equipment with skill and accuracy.
  • Participates in performance improvement activities by making suggestions for unit/organizational improvements, data collection activities, and date analysis as appropriate.
  • Documentation and charges are complete, accurate, timely and legible. Consistently document patient assessments, reassessments, patient education, goals, response to therapy and any other requirements for the patient medical record.
  • Completes Quality Control procedures and documentation required by regulatory agencies, medical center and department policy.
  • Maintains all equipment in a clean and functioning order. Responsible for location and inventory of any RT equipment utilized on a routine basis.
  • Conducts in-service education under the direction of the manager.
  • Assumes responsibility of mentoring respiratory staff and orientation of new employees on shift worked.
  • Coordinates daily work assignments for shift
  • Monitors staffing of shift to ensure adequate number of personnel are scheduled to provide patient care.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.

Qualifications

Minimum Education: None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.

 

Minimum Experience: Must have documented experience necessary to obtain state license. 

 

Licensure Requirement: Valid RRT Credential by the National Board for Respiratory Care. Licensed as a Registered Respiratory Therapist by the State of Tennessee Health Related Boards with ABG endorsement.  Current CPR required. 

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