Position Summary- Nights
This position is nights 1845-0715 two nights (including weekends) and two 8 hour shifts per week.
This job is responsible for providing expert direct patient care, directly supporting and developing respiratory care practitioners (RCPs) and externs assigned to them.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Evaluate employee performance against existing department standards including annual PEAC review, quarterly reviews, coaching, etc.
- Assure that direct reports adhere to the standards of performance.
- Train, coach, and monitor direct reports to understand and apply Patient and Family Centered Care principles and practices in daily operations.
- Monitor and assure direct reports are adhering to hospital and department policies and procedures related to clinical care, safety and quality, operations, financial stewardship and personnel activities.
- Support hospital and department initiatives and hold direct reports accountable to changes.
- Participate in the selection, training, and skill development of direct reports.
- Actively support and participate in respiratory care shared governance committees or hospital committees as assigned.
- Adhere to hospital and department policies and procedures related to clinical care, safety and quality, operations, financial stewardship and personnel activities and monitor and assure direct reports are doing the same.
- In addition to maintaining respiratory care team leader competencies, must maintain respiratory operational team leader (ROTL) competency to serve as relief ROTL.
Direct Patient Care Responsibilities:
- Serve as the content expert with multidisciplinary team members, including providers in the assessment, development, implementation and evaluation of the age-specific, individualized plan of care.
- Serve in a clinical capacity (RCP) performing the duties described in the job description associated with the role of RCP.
- Review and evaluate respiratory orders for assigned patients and as a resource for other RCP's on the unit, for appropriateness and for clinical therapeutic objectives.
- Review physician progress notes to enhance care; and participate in patient rounds.
- Review and evaluate patient orders for assigned patients and as a resource for other RCP's on the unit, for appropriateness and for clinical therapeutic objectives.
- Perform and assist in CPR and other emergency situations including airway, management, chest compressions, obtaining and running arterial blood gases, electrolytes and capillary gases.
- Provides direct patient care to patients in all areas including but not limited to: aerosol therapy, CPT, MDI, Suctioning, Oxygen therapy Pulse oximetry, Incentive Spirometry, Plan of Care, Ventilator Management, Gas Therapy, etc…
Quality Assurance and Process Improvement Responsibilities:
- Actively participate in the development of quality assurance indicators and monitor those within the scope of assigned clinical practice.
- Collaborate on a daily basis with members of other disciplines on the assigned unit(s) in process improvement or other quality and safety initiatives.
- Two-year Associate's degree or equivalent experience required
- Four-year Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience preferred
Licenses & certifications
- Designation as RRT-NPS from National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC), required
- BLS, PALS (within 6 months of hire), required
- Texas license for Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) recognized by Texas Department of Health, required
- NRP (NICU Team leaders) (within 6 months of hire), required
- B.L.S. instructor for NICU, Cardiac, Legacy and Acute Care team leaders (within 1 year of hire), preferred
- Certification as an Asthma Educator for Acute Care, PICU, Legacy and ED team leaders within 1 year of hire), preferred
- Three to five years of previous pediatric or neonatal respiratory care experience in an acute care hospital setting, required
Specific knowledge, skills, and abilities
- Maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjust effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.
- Use appropriate interpersonal styles to establish effective relationships with customers and internal partners; interact with others in a way that promotes openness and trust and gives them confidence in one's intentions.
- Meet patient and patient family needs; take responsibility for a patient's safety, satisfaction, and clinical outcomes; use appropriate interpersonal techniques to resolve difficult patient situations and regain patient confidence.
- Ensure that the customer perspective is a driving force behind business decisions and activities; craft and implement service practices that meet customers' and own organization's needs.
- Develop and use collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.
- Identify and understand issues, problems, and opportunities; compare data from different sources to draw conclusions; use effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; take action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
- Provide feedback, instruction, and development guidance to help others excel in their current or future job responsibilities; plan and support the development of individual skills and abilities.
- Take prompt action to accomplish objectives; take action to achieve goals beyond what is required; be proactive.
- Deal effectively with others in an antagonistic situation; use appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people.
- Effectively manage one's time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
- Accomplish tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time.
- Set high standards of performance for self and others; assume responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self impose standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.
- Assimilate and apply new job-related information in a timely manner.
- Clearly convey information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
- Medium - Exerting 20-60 lbs. occasionally, 10-25 lbs. frequently, or up to 10 lbs. constantly..