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Respiratory Care Coordinator

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Location: Gaylord
Status (FT/PT): Full-Time
Shift: Day shift
Req ID: 55576


Respiratory Care Coordinator

The Respiratory Care Coordinators are respiratory therapists who are experienced in all aspects of adult, pediatric and neonatal Respiratory Care. The Respiratory Care Coordinators evaluate the patient volume, adjust Respiratory Care staffing as needed, direct the therapist patient assignments, serve as a resource to Respiratory Care and other hospital clinical staff, and offer assistance with unscheduled, urgent patient care needs on the shift.In addition to clinical Respiratory Care support, the coordinators also offer assistance with staff competency assessment. They help with the orientation of new therapists in the department and education of therapists preparing for new clinical roles in the department.

Associates Degree Required. Bachelor of Science Degree in Respiratory Care, Health Education, Health Care Administration, or other applicable field is preferred. Licensed Respiratory Therapist in the State of Michigan is required (applications accepted for respiratory therapists eligible to apply). Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) through the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) is required. Neonatal Pediatric Specialist (NPS) and Adult Critical Care Specialist (ACC) through the NBRC are preferred. Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP) is required. Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is required.

This position is under the supervision of the Radiology Director. Provides direction to, and supervision of, Respiratory Therapists, Technicians, Interns, Aides and Students. Works collaboratively with other Respiratory Care Clinical Coordinators, Respiratory QA Educator, Pulmonary Education Coordinator and all members of the Patient Care Team.

Cares for patients in the age category(s) checked below: __Neonatal (birth-1 mo) __Young adult (18 yr-25 yrs) __Infant (1 mo-1 yr) __Adult (26 yrs-54 yrs) __ Early childhood (1 yr-5 yrs) __ Sr. Adult (55 yrs-64 yrs)__Late childhood (6 yrs-12 yrs) __Geriatric (65 yrs & above) __Adolescence (13 yrs-17 yrs) X_All ages (birth & above) _ No direct clinical contact with patients

1. Supports the Mission, Vision and Values of Munson Healthcare. 2. Embraces and supports the Performance Improvement philosophy of Munson Healthcare. 3. Promotes personal and patient safety. 4. Uses effective customer service/interpersonal skills at all times. 5. Maintains competency and is able to function as a Registered Respiratory Therapist – NICU Qualified in the Respiratory Care Department. Assists with patient care as needed. 6. Evaluates and assigns patient care for the respiratory therapists. Monitors productivity and adjusts staffing as indicated. 7. Leads daily Safety Huddles at the beginning of each major shift change to promote patient and staff safety. 8. Receives notification of sick/personal days from staff. Seeks replacement staff as needed. Assists the manager in monitoring employee attendance and tardiness. 9. Approves staff vacation requests on the posted work schedule. Seeks coverage for schedule gaps that arise due to personal or FMLA time. 10. Provides input and assists the manager with employee performance appraisals. Counsels employees as needed regarding work performance. 11. Assists with orientation of new employees and staff competency assessment. 12. In the event of a Code Triage serves as the on duty Respiratory Care team leader until the arrival of the QA Educator, Education Coordinator or Manager. Assists Incident Command as requested. 13. Serves as a resource to all Respiratory Care professionals, students, and interns with respect to Respiratory Care protocols, pathways, assessments and case management. 14. Serves as a resource to Physicians, Physician Extenders, Nursing, and other clinical departments in the hospital with respect to respiratory patient care. Works collaboratively to assist with development of care plans for patients with specialized respiratory needs. 15. Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
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