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Supervisor Respiratory Therapy

Company: Del Sol Medical Center
Location: El Paso
Posted on: July 20, 2021

Job Description:

Description

About Del Sol Medical Center

Since 1974, Del Sol Medical Center has provided quality healthcare to El Paso and the surrounding region. As a full-service, acute care hospital in East El Paso with a Level II Trauma designation in Emergency Services, we continue to expand our services to meet the growing needs of our tristate community, providing special expertise in Cardiology, Maternity & Child Services, a Level III NICU, a Center of Excellence designation for our Bariatric Clinic, a Level II Trauma Center, and a newly renovated 32-bed Rehabilitation Hospital. The physicians, nurses and staff at our 350-bed hospital are committed to providing the highest quality care with compassion and integrity.

 Benefits

We offer an excellent total compensation package, for various positions including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, student loan assistance program and employee stock purchase program. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Directs shift specific Respiratory Care Practitioners in their daily assignments. Is proactive in reviewing shift schedule in advance to plan and provide shift coverage for days with below minimum staffing levels. Monitors appropriateness of therapy and quality of patient care provided by the RCP’s throughout the shift. Ensures all orders are reviewed by staff. Provides ongoing education of staff in all areas of basic therapy, and performs specialized training in critical care areas. Provides counseling, and informs Clinical Coordinator of disciplinary actions taken. Assists therapists in providing coverage for all critical care areas, and provision of floor therapy as needed on a daily basis. Supervisors are expected to use all of these abilities to act as a resource of guidance and decision maker for their respective shift staff members. Facilitates interdisciplinary/interdepartmental communication.

 

POPULATION SERVED:

All employees, staff of DSMC in both clinical and non-clinical departments, including patient/families, physicians, volunteers, agency, contract, students and the community served.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

1.Uses thorough knowledge and understanding of all physiological and mechanical aspects of Respiratory Care to insure quality of services provided by staff.

2.Practices, develops and endorses customer service skills in relationships with internal and external customers.

3.Adjust assignments daily as needed.

4.Provides routine floor, adult and neonatal critical care therapy as needed.

5.Monitors patient quality of care, and appropriateness of therapy.

6.Performs all staff evaluations in a timely and organized fashion within the designated time frame assigned by Director, and actively participates in counseling sessions and pursuing disciplinary action when and if necessary.

7.Assists Department Director in developing department policies and procedures pertinent to new therapy processes.

8.Attends 100 % of department meetings to improve communication between nursing and ancillary services.


PERFORMANCE OUTCOMES:

1.Individual Leadership: Demonstrates confidence in own skills, knowledge and ability and opportunities for personal growth and ability to accept and adapt change.

2.Customer Service: Demonstrates customer service skills with both internal and external customers.

3.Transcultural Sensitivity: Treats patients/customers as individuals with unique values, beliefs, and practices.

4.Risk Management/Patient/Customer Safety: Demonstrates patient/customer safety according to policies and procedures.

5.Educator: Identifies, implements, and/or evaluates opportunities for patient/family education.

6.Infection Control: Demonstrates infection control practices congruent with policies and procedures.

7.Performance Improvement: Performs, participates, implements and evaluates performance improvement activities at the department level.

8.Financial Accountability: Identifies opportunities for waste reduction and department efficiency.

9.Information Management: Demonstrates adherence to information management polices and procedures, maintaining confidentiality at all times.

10.Communication: Works as a team member through interaction, assistance and demonstration of appropriate communication skills and reporting/activation of the chain of command appropriately.

11.Practices Professionalism: Performs, participates, implements and evaluates personal performance.

12.Ethics/Compliance: Performs all duties ethically, complying with all policies and procedures, federal, state, and local laws.

13.Environment of care: Demonstrates accountability in role and responsibilities of the 7 Environment of Care plans.

14.Job Specific: Shift Supervisor

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Physical demands require performing all essential functions of this position as assigned. If requested, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position may require the use of personal protective equipment during various tasks/activities including but not limited to, back support belts, gloves, masks and safety glasses.

REQUIRED LICENSURE/CERTIFICATIONS

  • Current Texas License for Respiratory Care Practitioner required.
  • Current BCLS certification required.
  • Current STABLE, NRP, ACLS, PALS certification required.

REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • Associates Degree Applied Science
  • Minimum of three years clinical experience in acute Respiratory Care required.
  • Minimum of 6 months NICU and/or PICU experience required.

PREFERRED EDUCATION, LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

  • RRT Credential preferred. CRT in lieu of RRT credential will be considered.
  • 1 year previous supervisory or relief supervisory experience preferred.



 



Keywords: Del Sol Medical Center, El Paso , Supervisor Respiratory Therapy, Other , El Paso, Texas

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