Lead Respiratory Therapist - Full Time - NIGHTS - Piedmont Eastside Medical Center

Job Number: PEM-75406-1597-FT

Piedmont Eastside Medical Center - Snellville, Georgia
Shift/Schedule: Full-time


Description

* This is a NIGHT position, 7 PM to 7 AM with varying days of the week based on the needs of the team! 

(Rotating weekends)

Position Responsibilities:

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  • Demonstrates knowledge of human growth and development, assessment range of treatment, and care of patients appropriate to  the ages of patients served
  • Promotes customer service initiatives along with Eastside Medical Center Service Values.
  • Documents responsibility for all patient care delivered on the shift.
  • Demonstrates ability to perform technical skills and procedures
  • Promotes compliance with National Patient Safety Goals
  • Assumes responsibility for employee, physician and patient satisfaction
  • Responsible for quality of care delivered within department
  • Provides leadership, coaching and counseling to department employees
  • Provides follow-up on performance issues and provides timely feedback to improve and provide knowledge and skills of employee.
  • Collaborates with other disciplines and departments to improve patient care delivery
  • Identifies and refers issues to Director/Coordinator as appropriate
  • Demonstrates ability to perform technical skills and procedures
  • Functions as clinical resource for staff
  • Functions as liaison to patients, families, staff and physicians
  • Assists with development/revision of respiratory policies and procedures
  • Provides or coordinates preceptorship of new employee and students
  • Assists with daily operations, including staffing, scheduling, and productivity management
  • Works in conjunction with Clinical Coordinator to cover lead in all areas when needed

Requirements

Department Specific Criteria:

Qualifications:

  • BLS – American Heart Association – required upon hire or transfer
  • ACLS – American Heart Association – required upon hire or transfer
  • Graduate of an approved (A.M.A) Respiratory Therapy Program
  • Complete the NBRC registry and maintain RRT credentials required
  • Current Georgia RT licensure
  • Three (3) years of patient care experience in a hospital setting preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong critical thinking skills

Degree of Supervisor Required:  Minimal – individual proceeds on his/her own, in compliance with policies, procedures and practices as prescribed by immediate supervisor.

Employees Supervised: Respiratory staff

 

  • Performs duties in accordance with unit specific standards of care as evidenced by completion of a competency skills check list

 

  • Ensures quality of patient care and assists in patient care as necessary

 

  • Responsible for workflow of department by ensuring proper staff levels

 

  • Continually assesses and assigns patient care

 

  • Provides and encourages staff to attend mandatory in-services

 

  • Creates staffing schedules and ensure that staff members adhere to schedule

 

  • Communicates changes in policies/procedures and any other information received to staff

 

  • Handles patient, visitor, or physician complaints promptly and in a professional manner

 

  • Handles staffing needs and training new staff members

 

  • Assists staff members with patient care duties

 

  • Interacts with patient, family, staff and physicians in professional manner at all times

 

  • Ensures staff complete job assignments as documented in policy/procedure

 

  • Ensures that documentation on all charts is complete and accurate

 

  • Ensures that the unit free from hazards and enforced all safety procedures.

 

  • Ensures that unit supplies and equipment are maintained appropriately

Qualifications:

  • BLS – American Heart Association – required upon hire or transfer
  • ACLS – American Heart Association – required upon hire or transfer
  • Graduate of an approved (A.M.A) Respiratory Therapy Program
  • Complete the NBRC registry and maintain RRT credentials required
  • Current Georgia RT licensure
  • Three (3) years of patient care experience in a hospital setting preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong critical thinking skills

Degree of Supervisor Required:  Minimal – individual proceeds on his/her own, in compliance with policies, procedures and practices as prescribed by immediate supervisor

Employees Supervised: Respiratory staff

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