Position Objective:

Provides respiratory therapy modalities included in the scope of practice to patients according to the department standards.

Essential Job Duties:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

  1. Provides clinical respiratory care as required, using respiratory care equipment and modalities in all levels of respiratory care patients (NICU, Peds, and Adults).
  2. Coordinates clinical respiratory care to assure appropriateness and effectiveness of care of assigned responsibilities.
  3. Oversees departmental supervisory personnel and professional staff in clinical activities and participates in quality monitoring, patient evaluation and related activities in accordance with departmental standards.
  4. Participates in revising Respiratory Care Services policies, procedures, and standards as requested.
  5. Directs on-the-job training and participates in planning and conducting orientation and in-service programs consistent with performance objectives.
  6. Directs clinical quality assurance and utilization review activities; monitors compliance with departmental standards of care. Participates in evaluating clinical performance of the staff.
  7. Conducts intradepartmental and interdepartmental in-service and continuing education, including CPR certification and maintains records of these activities.
  8. Participates in departmental process improvement initiatives (huddle, metrics, innovative ideas, etc).
  9. Participates in other designated projects or roles under the direction of Respiratory Care Services leadership.
  10. Exhibits qualities that are consistent with the organization’s 7 core values.

Educational/Experience Requirements:

  • Required: Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist as credentialed by the National Board for Respiratory Care with current State of Maryland Licensure or eligibility as a Respiratory Care Practitioner.
  • Experience in pediatric and adult critical and general respiratory care procedures. Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate effectively and concisely both verbally and in writing with individuals and groups at various organizational levels and of various disciplines.
  • Preferred: Two years’ post registry by the National Board for Respiratory Care.
  • Recent NICU experience preferred.
  • Previous supervisory experience desired.
  • Previous experience as a clinical educator or trainer.

Required License/Certifications:

  • Registered Respiratory Therapist as credentialed by the National Board for Respiratory Care.
  • State of Maryland License of eligibility as a Respiratory Care Practitioner.
  • Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS CPR certification.

Working Conditions, Equipment, Physical Demands:

There is a reasonable expectation that employees in this position will be exposed to blood-borne pathogens.

Physical Demands – Light

Light work. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.

The physical demands and work environment that have been described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The above job description is an overview of the functions and requirements for this position. This document is not intended to be an exhaustive list encompassing every duty and requirement of this position; your supervisor may assign other duties as deemed necessary.

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